Straight To Videos

Straight To Videos

This is a simple add-on that slightly alters functionality on YouTube. When you click on the author/channel name below the YouTube video you're currently watching, instead of going to the 'Home' tab by default you are redirected to the 'Videos' tab.

What is Straight To Videos?
Straight To Videos is a simple Firefox add-on that redirects you to the 'Videos' tab on YouTube when clicking on the author/channel name below the video you're watching.
Stats
Users: 21 ▼ -2
Rating: 4.00 (7)
Version: 1.0.4 (Last updated: 2022-09-13)
Creation date: 2017-10-13
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • tabs
Size: 10.52K
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Summary

This is a simple add-on that slightly alters functionality on YouTube. What it does is that when you click on the author/channel name below the YouTube video you're currently watching (not usernames in the comments or sidebar), instead of going to the 'Home' tab by default you are redirected to the 'Videos' tab.

I do this because 'Home' usually auto plays an 'introduction' video that isn't necessary if you're already going to their channel and obscures most of their videos. Most of the time, when you click a YouTube channel you are trying to find more of their videos.

There is no configuration necessary and there are no options to enable or disable the functionality. If you installed the add-on, you accept that redirecting to the 'Videos' tab is your new accepted default behavior when you click on a username.

How to use: Click the authors username below the current YouTube video.

If you need a reference of the area that is affected, you may find the screenshot as a helpful reference. If you're still not following the picture, it works on ANY video and not just specifically that individual person in my screenshot. Really, it's so simple that it's almost unnecessary that I need to fill out a full featured description for it.

User reviews
by ЯромиR, 2021-10-23

by Ghis1964, 2021-08-07

Edit: I have installed the update, but the issue persists. It does indeed cause channel links to go to the videos tab instead of the home tab, so in that sense it works. However, it blocks using Cmd-click to open the page in a new tab. It always opens in the same tab, even when I'm holding the Cmd button.
by Savannah, 2021-01-28
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Safety
Risk impact

Straight To Videos is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Straight To Videos if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Straight To Videos has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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