Youtube App for Macbook Pro

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  1. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    I checked the App store but i guess there is no such thing.. It would be nice to have a Youtube App on the MBP like the ipad has.. Does someone offer something like this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. It's called Safari. Or Firefox. Or Chrome.
     
  3. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha.... running Firefox ATM
     
  4. Drask macrumors regular

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    That's a browser, not an app.

    @OP: I think there's one for the dashboard.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Maybe I am confused but exactly what benefit would an app have over a browser in regards to youtube on a computer?
     
  6. Birdmagnus macrumors member

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    To save you a few seconds and clicks from having to open a browser and clicking a bookmark
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A browser IS an app. There is no need for a separate app dedicated to just YouTube on a Mac.

    You can open a browser to a specific page with a single click. It wouldn't be any faster with a dedicated app.
     
  8. Drask macrumors regular

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    Same as in any other device, quicker access.

    I'm not saying it's better, just quicker, like when tracking a package from let's say apple, would you rather go to the web, sing in, go to the FedEx link etc. or would you download the apple app with just two clicks away?

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    I'm sure you understood what I meant by an 'app', so I'm not going there.

    a) Click safari -> write 'youtube.com' (or click a bookmark) -> look for your video.

    b) Click dedicated app (or in this case going dashboard) > look for video.

    Yes, it would be faster.
     
  9. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just have it Bookmarked underneath the address bar... I just thought it would neat to have the actual App in the Doc like Firefox and any other Apple App that came on the Computer...
     
  10. GGJstudios, Sep 23, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You mean like this?
    YouTube.png
    No, it wouldn't. Click YouTube on the Dock. Done. See my screen cap. And since most people are likely to already have their browser open, it would launch faster than launching a separate app, since it just opens a new tab or window of an app that's already open.
     
  11. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Intro to Computers 101: App is a shortening of the word 'Application'

    A browser is an application.
     
  12. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just open YouTube in your browser, then drag the favicon from the address bar to your Dock. Done. You can also customize the icon, if you choose.
     
  14. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried that.. Can't seem to get it to work...
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try it from Safari, and drag to the right side of your Dock, not the left.
    ScreenCap 2012-09-24 at Mon, Sep 24,2.01.22 AM .PNG
     
  16. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Just tried it as-well doesn't work from neither google chrome nor safari.... :/
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you dragging to the right side of the dashed line in your Dock?
     
  18. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok i tried it from Safari and Firefox and i get this symbol with a @ sign in the dock.. Very weird... It does work i just need the youtube symbol.. Also i can only put it on the right by the folders...

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    yes thats the symbol i'm getting.. I'm adding it to the right...

    Sorry guys i don't wanna make this a cluster for everyone..
     
  19. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    k thanx now it works!
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OK, there's more to it if you want to change the icon, but it will have to stay on the right side.

    1. Drag the favicon from your browser's address bar to your Desktop and rename, if you like.
    2. Choose the image you want for the icon.
    3. Open the image in Preview.
    4. Press Command-A then Command-C to copy the image.
    5. Right-click the link on your desktop from step 1.
    6. Select Get Info.
    7. Click on the icon in the upper left corner of the Get Info window.
    8. Command-V to paste, and close the window.
    9. Now drag the link to the right side of your Dock.

    No need to apologize. It's your thread and you have the right to get your questions answered.
     
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  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How about now? Did you get it working?
     
  23. Davieis macrumors regular

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    Theres an app on the App Store called MiniTube.

    Great app, also doesn't show advertisements before the videos.
     
  24. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't figure out how to work Preview and continue with the steps.. I saved the link to the desktop and thats it.. :confused:
     
  25. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you chosen an image you want to use for the icon? You can use any image you want. The one I used in the example is one I found by a Google image search for "YouTube", but you can use any image you want, including an icon from another app, file or folder.
     

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