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Is there any way to change my default YouTube account?

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1 year ago#21
So does anybody actually have a solution?
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1 year ago#22
I went ahead and made a fake google account. I couldn't use anything but a "real" name so I made one up. At least now when I click on a youtube link it doesn't freeze the video until I click on which account to use.

The only annoying thing is having to resubscribe to everything. Oh and just to be sure I deleted every cookie off my browser that had anything to do with Google before I did it.
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1 year ago#23
arleas posted...
I went ahead and made a fake google account. I couldn't use anything but a "real" name so I made one up. At least now when I click on a youtube link it doesn't freeze the video until I click on which account to use.

The only annoying thing is having to resubscribe to everything. Oh and just to be sure I deleted every cookie off my browser that had anything to do with Google before I did it.


Definitely a valid option, wish I didn't have a gmail as my main email now. Otherwise I could do what you did. Having to relog between going back and forth between email and youtube would be too annoying. Plus firefox doesn't remember any gmail passwords now for some reason.
1 year ago#24
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.
1 year ago#25
shdwdrgnix posted...
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.
The problem is when I don't realized it switched to my real name and accidentally comment under it.
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1 year ago#26
Psythik posted...
shdwdrgnix posted...
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.
The problem is when I don't realized it switched to my real name and accidentally comment under it.


don't they ask you if you want to continue using your username?
1 year ago#27
Psythik posted...
shdwdrgnix posted...
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.
The problem is when I don't realized it switched to my real name and accidentally comment under it.

Or the 10 times a day it asks you to do this. Especially prevalent if you browse Youtube a bit, and/or close your browser frequently (Which I do, when I'm switching between playing a game or watching videos).
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1 year ago#28
shdwdrgnix posted...
Psythik posted...
shdwdrgnix posted...
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.
The problem is when I don't realized it switched to my real name and accidentally comment under it.


don't they ask you if you want to continue using your username?
Not for me. Every 24 hours it automatically switches back to my real name without asking. I only get the option on mobile.
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1 year ago#29
shdwdrgnix posted...
I don't see the problem with this, it takes only 10 seconds to switch back.


Because it's stupid and senseless. Imagine if every time you wanted to use your fridge you had to firmly say "Open Sesame" before it would allow you to open the door, all it does is add another step for no reason other than to spite you.
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1 year ago#30
Years ago all I had to do was log in to youtube, watch videos, post comments, and I could upload stuff.. SIMPLE.

Then they wanted me to merge my account with gmail... so now instead of using my youtube account name to log in I had to use Gmail. Ok, slightly more annoying but it was still all gravy after I was logged in.

Then they pestered me night and day (or every time I bothered to log in) about using my real name. I regretted giving google any information at all. I didn't want to give up my username so I created a google+ page for my youtube channel because that's the only way I was going to get to keep my username. Mostly annoying but once I switched it was no big deal.

Now they want to pester me, as if they're saying "hey hey listen! Remember when you made that gmail address and we made a google+ page? you can use that you know... it's not just for show, it works!" and I have to constantly tell google+ No, I don't want to use that other account (the one I never ever use).

I know how to switch accounts if I decide I want to do that, so they should just let me be, but instead they want me to tell them every to go f*** themselves every single time I log in.

Google is like a 5 year old who asks you "why is the sky blue" every single time you see him... you give the same answer and yet he keeps asking the same stupid question.

If you don't see why that is annoying, go deal with children on a regular basis...you're made for it.
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