YouTube officially launched a redesigned site earlier this month with a newfound emphasis on subscriptions. But in addition to a new look for video pages, redesigned navigation and a guide interface across platforms, YouTube also did away with some of the old video search sorting options. In the updated site you can no longer sort by view count, relevance, upload date or rating. A new Greasemonkey script restores these sorting options.
YouTube Legacy Sort Options “brings back the old YouTube search/sort options on the video filters, which were removed from YouTube with the new design in December 2012. The script also expands the main layout column to fit these new options.”
According to the description on Userscripts.org the YouTube Legacy Sort Options script should work with Firefox as well as “perhaps” in Chrome.
The sort by options, as restored by the script, can be seen in the image above. Below you can see the new YouTube search filters, which let you search only by upload date, result type, duration and features including HD, 3D, closed captions, creative commons and live now.
Thanks to Ilan for the tip.
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