Youtube App for Macbook Pro

MrMacBookPro

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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?
 

GGJstudios

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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?
Yes. It's called Safari. Or Firefox. Or Chrome.
 

GGJstudios

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That's a browser, not an app.

@OP: I think there's one for the dashboard.
A browser IS an app. There is no need for a separate app dedicated to just YouTube on a Mac.

To save you a few seconds and clicks from having to open a browser and clicking a bookmark
You can open a browser to a specific page with a single click. It wouldn't be any faster with a dedicated app.
 

Drask

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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?
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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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.
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.
 

MrMacBookPro

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That's a browser, not an app.

@OP: I think there's one for the dashboard.
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...
 

GGJstudios

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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...
You mean like this?
YouTube.png
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.
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.
 
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MrMacBookPro

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Try it from Safari, and drag to the right side of your Dock, not the left.
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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Try it from Safari, and drag to the right side of your Dock, not the left.
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..
 

GGJstudios

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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...
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.

Sorry guys i don't wanna make this a cluster for everyone..
No need to apologize. It's your thread and you have the right to get your questions answered.
 

GGJstudios

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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:
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.