If you're on a slow connection, then pausing a YouTube video until the buffer fills is a great technique to avoid unexpected stops and jerkiness. But what if you've just had enough of that clip and don't want to waste the bandwidth?
Previously, your only option was to move to a different site altogether — not particularly difficult, but a nuisance if you wanted to stay on YouTube and hunt for other content. YouTube has now quietly added a 'Stop download' option if you right-click on the video, letting you halt it altogether without leaving the page. Not earth-shattering, but a useful addition. For more YouTube enhancements, check out our Top 10 YouTube hacks.
[via Google Operating System]