I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I’m listening to an instructional video on YouTube, it’s all just too fast to pick up. You have to keep stopping and pulling the bar back to listen to things again and again. But there’s a way to slow down a YouTube Video to get a better look (or listen) at what’s happening.

Here’s how to do it.  Click on the Settings gear at the bottom right of the video.

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Then select Speed from the menu that pops up.

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Select .5 for half speed or .25 for quarter speed.

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You can also choose to speed up videos if you prefer.

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Then hit the Play button.

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That slow setting will stay with you for the length of you online session, even if you switch to another video. It will reset to normal when you shut down the browser. To switch back to normal speed, hit the Settings icon again and choose speed. Then select Normal.

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~ Cynthia