Running a brand new installation of Ubuntu 13.04 I downloaded today and installed via a Live USB. First action was to open Firefox. Well, no, I closed it because the updater had 100 MB of updates. Cool, installed them. Restarted. After updating and restarting, my first action was to launch Firefox. Into the URL bar I typed in "youtube" + Control+Enter.
From the top of the Firefox UI, pops a message telling me "for the best experience, install the YouTube app."
I installed it. After all, it looked like 'official'
- What the heck does this "program" do?
The only effect I see so far is a new icon on my launcher.
- How can I uninstall this?
I went genocidal and disabled every single one of the four (!!) Ubuntu/Unity Firefox add-ons, and that fixed it. But what an awful design decision! What a horrible attempt at a program! It even shares traits with malware -- there is NO listed way to uninstall or remove it.
I truly can see how this might be useful for those users who have trouble distinguishing web site-hosted applications and local executables, but I seriously expected more from the combined brainpower of Ubuntu and Firefox. Sheezus.