YouTube Tests a New Interface

November 6, 2011 · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Featured, Google 

YouTube experiments with a new interface that uses a gray background, muted colors, redesigned buttons and new icons for the like/dislike buttons. Most of the features are available in the Cosmic Panda experiment, but the changes are less drastic.




To try the new interface, change the value of the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for youtube.com to Eg7GsyKWzk8. For example, in Google Chrome, go to YouTube’s homepage, open the JavaScript console (Ctrl+Shift+J or Menu > Tools > JavaScript Console), paste the following code:

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Eg7GsyKWzk8″;

Then press Enter, close the console and reload YouTube’s homepage.




You can also use extensions like Edit this cookie (Chrome) or Cookies Manager (Firefox). Opera has a powerful cookie manager, so you don’t need an extension to edit a cookie.

To go back to the old interface, open your browser’s cookie manager, search for youtube.com and delete the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie.

{ Thanks, Maurice. }