YouTube Distraction-Free Mode
Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube for work, recreation or education.
What is YouTube Distraction-Free Mode?
YouTube Distraction-Free Mode is an edge add-on designed to help users concentrate while using YouTube™ for work, relaxation, or learning. By removing video recommendations, related videos, and the grid of suggested videos, it aims to minimize distractions and improve focus. It is highly customizable, allowing users to adjust settings as per their preference and even block comments or disable playlists. Used in combination with ad-blocking extension uBlock Origin, it provides a truly distraction-free YouTube™ experience.
Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube™ for work, recreation or education.
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 Distraction-Free Mode 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. Distraction-Free Mode breaks that cycle.
By default, Distraction-Free Mode 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 Distraction-Free Mode allows you to focus on the content you want to focus on.
Everyone should use uBlock Origin in combination with this add-on! I have no affiliation with uBlock Origin. It's just an awesome extension for blocking ads across the internet, including on YouTube™...yes, that means you can say goodbye to video ads forever!
YouTube Distraction-Free Mode is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install YouTube Distraction-Free Mode if you trust the publisher.
YouTube Distraction-Free Mode has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.