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YouTube’s search bar is spacing out in many web browsers

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acastro_180403_1777_youtube_0002.0.jpg Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

So this is a weird one: depending on the browser you’re using, your space bar may not work in the YouTube.com search bar. Pressing it makes absolutely nothing happen, so your YouTube searches end up being one long string of words.

This bug appears to show up on the desktop site when you’re using a browser that isn’t based on Chrome. Firefox wouldn’t take spaces in Windows, macOS, or even Android if you request the desktop version of the website. It seems to work with Safari on iPhones, but it doesn’t work on Safari on iPad — probably because iPads request the desktop site, too. Asking for the mobile version immediately fixed it there, and requesting the desktop site on an iPhone immediately broke spaces.

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