How to Avoid Bad YouTube Recommendations With One Simple Habit
Have you ever clicked on a YouTube link and regretted it later because of the suggested videos that kept popping up? Well, there is a simple solution to avoid this annoyance. Just open the link in an incognito browsing window.
When you open a link in incognito mode, you won’t be logged into your account. This means that the browsing session is like a blank slate, and any activity within the incognito window won’t impact your regular browser windows and tabs. When you close the incognito window, it will be as if you never accessed those sites, at least from the perspective of your browser. However, it’s important to note that your internet service provider can still see what you’ve visited unless you use a VPN.
To open a link in an incognito window in Chrome, you can right-click on the link and hit the “g” key on your keyboard or select “Open link in incognito window.” In Edge, Firefox, and Brave, you can right-click and hit the “p” key on your keyboard. If your browser doesn’t offer keyboard shortcuts, you can select “Open link in private window” from the context menu.
When it comes to browsing the internet for content without clicking on links provided by someone else, there are a few convenient methods that you can use. One option is to press Ctrl + Shift + N (for Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera, and other Chromium-based browsers) or Ctrl + Shift + P (for Firefox), which will quickly open a new incognito or private window. Alternatively, you can right-click on the icon of your browser in the Windows taskbar and select the option to open a private window. By doing so, your browsing history won’t be saved, which is useful if you don’t want others to see what you’ve been searching for.
It’s important to keep in mind that if you want to refer back to the websites you’ve visited during your private browsing session, you’ll need to manually save the links or use a separate profile or account. Although this may seem like a cumbersome process at first, it can save you time and effort in the long run. For instance, instead of constantly deleting irrelevant videos from your YouTube history, you can simply browse privately and avoid adding them to your history in the first place.
Additionally, private browsing can be especially useful for websites that lack manual curation options, such as real estate sites where it may take time and effort to train the algorithm to show you relevant listings.