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YouTube has a pretty decent mobile website, however any link to YouTube I see on the web always opens the link in the YouTube app, not there in the browser.

Is there a way to change that? It would be nice not to have to keep switching apps all the time. I checked in Settings and couldn't see anything. Echofon actually does it in its built in browser so I'm sure it must be possible.

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Does "Open in New Tab" not work? I'd test it, but I'm not able to at the moment. –  timothymh Apr 6 '12 at 0:21
    
@timothymh No, when I press and hold the URL, the only options that come up are "open in YouTube" and "Copy". –  DisgruntledGoat Apr 6 '12 at 12:20
    
How about "Copy" and then going to that URL directly? –  timothymh Apr 6 '12 at 22:26

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Go to Settings > General > Restrictions and untick the Youtube button. After that Youtube links will open in Safari and the app icon will disappear from the home screen.

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Thanks! I forgot I'd asked this question - I'd actually found this exact solution elsewhere. –  DisgruntledGoat Aug 10 '12 at 9:09

This doe not seems to be able to fix via a simple setting or something. This topic at iMore says it used to be a beta-feature that has been taken out.

Appearently it has been asked at StackOverflow before, and in that topic it was suggested to edit the URL manually:

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You can also manipulate the URL to solve this problem.

By directing away from www and towards m, this video link shows what to change:

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