Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube for work, recreation or education.
Please use the feedback button to alert me if YouTube is not being displayed properly. YouTube occasionally updates its styling which may break DF YouTube.
I do not read, examine or track your browser history or any other personal information. The only permissions I ask for are "tabs" to insert the functionality and "storage" to store your settings. I am a strong believer in privacy. This extension is just a tool to help remove the distracting elements from YouTube.
YouTube is directly incentivized to create as many views and ad clicks as possible. As a result we are inundated with tasty thumbnails and advertisements from every angle. While this is good for someone looking to kill time, it's not so good for those of us intending to focus on educational content, do research, or simply find some relaxing music to groove to.
After using DF YouTube for a few days, you realize the extent to which the pattern of click, watch, scan mindlessly for a new video, click, watch, and repeat, has been ingrained in us by YouTube's design. DF YouTube breaks that cycle.
By default, DF YouTube hides the video recommendations sidebar as well as the related videos that appear at the end of videos. It also removes the grid of recommended videos that appear on your homepage. These settings are all configurable. It can also hide comments and disable playlists sitewide.
I hope DF YouTube allows you to focus on the content *you* want to focus on. Give it a try and be sure to report any suggestions or bugs!
Added the much demanded Disable Autoplay feature! Also fixed the issue where the extension doesn't activated when using YouTube as a search engine. Added link to Options page accessible from the extensions page within Chrome.