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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by HarryC, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. HarryC

    HarryC Member
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    Why is it when navigating to different spots in the video timeline (for example if I want to go straight to halfway through) that I have to actually slide my finger (or mouse pointer) on the progress line/bar? It's very annoying and inaccurate.

    Rather than just pressing on the spot I want to go to, like in Netflix for example - or with You Tube on PC.

    Have I missed something?

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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    IT has been like that forever. Depending on what kind of phone you got too, could be simple as if you put is on landscape vs. portrait too.
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I can tap or slide the video timeline on my Samsung phone, it works both ways.

    Maybe an issue with YT on your particular phone or tablet?
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah what phone do you have?

    i can do both on my z fold 3.
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  5. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

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