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DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™)

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Description from extension meta

Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube™ for work, recreation or education.

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Description from store Please download uBlock Origin! It is the best tool for removing advertisements across the web, including video advertisements on YouTube™! I have no affiliation, it's just my favorite extension. NOT WORKING? Please use the feedback button to alert me if YouTube™ is not being displayed properly. YouTube™ occasionally updates its styling which may break DF Tube. REGARDING PRIVACY 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™. The permissions used by this extensions are 1) Storage - to store your preferences, 2) Tabs - to load the DF Tube script on each YouTube™ tab you open, and 3) https://api.mailgun.net/* domain - which is a service I use to send your feedback to my email. *** 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 Tube 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 Tube breaks that cycle. By default, DF Tube disables autoplay, 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 Tube 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! ***UPDATES*** (11/18/2019) - Fixed issue where feed shows for a moment before being hidden

Latest reviews

  • (2021-08-02) Dibyendu Das: Does the neat work that it claims, makes youtube distraction free, so that some random video doesn't pop up while I am watching some important video and I feel like watching that.
  • (2021-08-01) Thor Lancaster: Works straight out of the box to hide all the parts of YT that makes YT use you instead of the other way around. Much easier to avoid binging.
  • (2021-07-31) Robin Gather: I never leave reviews. But I just wanted to say that this extension is amazing. It removes the worst (addictive) aspects of youtube, like the home feed and recommended videos (along with many others) cleanly and effectively. 10/10
  • (2021-07-29) Alexander Sierputowski: I hate this extension. Everyday this I want to uninstall this app. But in doing so, those 5 mins to go uninstall it I remember why I have it. The only time I get annoyed it's on (and think about turning it off) is when I realize I am procrastinating. This Chrome Extention is actually amazing. You can toggle the Comments, Like/Dislike, Auto-play, and other features of youtube even including the recommended feed. If you working from home and need to make sure you are not sucked into a youtube worm hole this is a low-profile feature that will keep you on track. Cheers!
  • (2021-07-27) Pierre Valentin: Very useful! thanks a lot
  • (2021-07-26) Gavin The Crafter: Does everything exactly as advertised
  • (2021-07-13) Глеб Чупин: Excellent.
  • (2021-07-13) Lior Avrahami: real life saver. If I want to wach something it's healthier to look it up myself.
  • (2021-07-08) Jere Salo: Probablemente la extensión más útil que tengo. Siempre que no se que hacer abro youtube y a veces termino viendo videos por mucho tiempo y después me arrepiento. O también cuando lo quiero usar con otro objetivo que no sea entretenerme y saltan las recomendaciones me distraigo un poco. Aplicando todos los filtros cuando abro youtube no aparece nada y depende al 100% de mí si quiero ver algo. Me fascina.
  • (2021-07-03) Kenan Abdullayev: Hello dear developers. I was so happy to use this app while entering youtube. I havent gotten into this thumbnail trap ever again since using this app. Thanks for everything that you - developers have done. But despite all this pros, i cant understand why i cant set the settings for youtube (when i click the df youtube icon nothing loads just empty "div" box loads) Pls tell me if you know how to fix it (i already reinstalled the app)
  • (2021-06-30) Batuhan Ay: Thank you for your service.
  • (2021-06-30) Pratyush Srivastava: Does what it says. Very customizable to what you can remove as well. It's a must for anyone who wants a clean and focussed youtube viewing experience.
  • (2021-06-24) Lokyin Wong: Amazing
  • (2021-06-23) かさまり: 私は日本の学生です。学校などで勉強や吹奏楽の曲・オーケストラを聞くのに最適です。 youtubeのほうでこの機能を作ってくれればいいのに、でもこの機能はとても使いやすいです! ありがとう! I am a Japanese student . It's great for studying and listening to brass band music/orchestra at school and other places. I wish youtube would make this feature, but this one is so easy to use! Thank you!
  • (2021-06-18) Olivier Leduc: Great extension to stay focus and stop wasting time...
  • (2021-06-18) Sam Hayek: Thank you!!! enough with Addiction, hate speech, loops, lost time on recommendations!
  • (2021-06-16) Daniyal Dehleh: Hi Ricky! Loved your extension. How can I paypal you for your work?
  • (2021-06-16) Mukunth A G: Its Fantastic, only problem is I couldn't hide the subscription bar! But I could hide the trending bar.
  • (2021-06-15) Mark Kajdi: Awesome! You have to go into the settings to make it work, after that, it works really well. It saves lots of headache for me as I use YT for figuring out things! No more distractions and wasted time. Thanks!
  • (2021-06-14) Suleman Safdar: this extension is the solution to quit you tube addiction. this is one of the best extension i ever have. i really appreciate the developer and the person who execute this idea. thank u very much the whole team.
  • (2021-06-10) I have been using DF Tube for a good while now, It's great for people who just want to watch what they came to Youtube for and not get baited by the algorithm.
  • (2021-06-07) Andrei: does the job
  • (2021-06-02) Rahul: Extension works good & i recommend it. The only concern i have is related to privacy. i am using Brave on Ubuntu, it reads my browsing history
  • (2021-05-29) Ash: This is actually amazing... I didn't even realise how much I was subconsciously going to YT. Even with the extension, I keep subconsciously visiting the site even though I get no video's displaying anymore. It hits home just how bad my procrastination/addiction was when I then subconsciously open another YT AGAIN just 2 seconds later... It literally became my default state oe being. I'm glad to say this extension has brought that habit to a grinding halt and I now have hours extra time everyday.
  • (2021-05-29) Isen drinkswatereddownapplejuice: As a recovering youtube addict, I am thankful this exists. I have been able to get far more done in my time using this extension than I did before. I already knew for years that I wanted to quit watching so much garbage content recommended to me by outdated algorithms, but this was before Edge extensions were frequently used. Now I have time to read a ton of books, and when I do go back to watching youtube, I am no longer outraged by having to see politics all over my screen when I'm watching a completely unrelated video! This app made a terrible service almost usable again! Thanks so much!!! Also keep supporting BitChute and similar sites if you are annoyed by youtube's policies and algorithm!
  • (2021-05-27) Harrison Cramer: Does what it says. Excellent extension. Prevents me from wasting time on Youtube.
  • (2021-05-23) Legend: wowww, it is too helpful more me. was looking for such a thing from a long time.
  • (2021-05-15) Bruno Neira: The amount of time this extension has saved me is mind-boggling
  • (2021-05-14) Bhavya Shah: great to increase productivity
  • (2021-05-13) Canssado: no more watch later vídeos..
  • (2021-05-13) Andrews: that was exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much! 5 stars
  • (2021-05-09) Shark Saver!!: Here from Better Ideas! Great extension, download dawg
  • (2021-05-08) Raen Vy: I never write a review...So, believe me when I say this is amazing. The homepage and the whole experience is so serene now. 10/10 love it.
  • (2021-05-07) subbu saravanan: Definitely a life saver!! i really like the features of this
  • (2021-05-06) Sravanth Kumar Chintalacheruvu: Life Saver 10/10. Love it!
  • (2021-05-04) Abel Mekonnen: It's nice alright. But I'm getting concerned about the fact that some are saying it can access your emails, and asks for unnecessary permissions. Also, the disable notification bell icon and disable playlists features aren't working..
  • (2021-04-30) tomas ramirez: It doesn't work :(
  • (2021-04-28) Martínez Vergara E. Brittney: eficiente, fácil de usar y muy útil. gracias!
  • (2021-04-28) Edson rebel: Sooooooooooo goooooooood !!!!! youtube won't suck away your time with this app!! Thank you so much for this app!!!1
  • (2021-04-25) Lacto: Uma extensão parecida com essa essa pro Safari eu tive que pagar, mas essa é gratuita pra usar no Brave e Chrome! <3 Eu amei como ele é completamente personalizável, assim se encaixa 100% nas minhas necessidades. Adeus, distrações!
  • (2021-04-20) Dmitrii Muntean: Amazing extension! Thank you dev.
  • (2021-04-18) David Kennell: Subj: Can you also remove "For You" section from search? Thanks so much for making DFTube. It's been an important weapon for the side of good in the attention wars. However, YouTube has been trying some sneaky stuff recently and are now including a "For You" section in the search results page. It's a section of "results" that have nothing to do with your search query, and are basically the same results you would see in the "Recommended" sidebar if it were visible. The goal, of course, is to get you off-course from what you were doing and send you back into "recommended by algorithm" land. Would you be able to hide this "For You" section as well in the next version of DFTube? Also the "Contact" page doesn't seem to be working. Either way thanks so much, you're doing a really good thing for the world!
  • (2021-04-18) utkarsh sharma: works perfect
  • (2021-04-10) Azmir Haniz: 5/5 works without any issues. Hoping for something similar on android please!
  • (2021-04-09) Kodoly X: Чудесное приложение, все работает как надо. Только не совершайте моих ошибок: убедитесь, что вы зашли в опции и скрыли, что хотели A wonderful app, it works the should. But don't make the same mistake I did: be sure that you found "options" and hid everything you wanted
  • (2021-04-08) The Shy Exhibitionist: I'm not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that this extension has changed my life and maybe even saved it. I overcame my YouTube addiction and by extension most of my Internet addiction in one fell swoop, now I use YouTube and the Internet much less and the time I do spend on it is usually much more productive and fulfilling than before. YouTube now feels more like a library where I have to actually search for the things that I want and I can go into a quiet corner to enjoy them rather than a drug dealer who's constantly trying to push his new product on me. Thanks to this I've really gotten into listening to the 'In Our Time' podcast from the BBC, before I used to get bored and lose focus when trying to listen to it thank to the recommended tab, but now I've listened quite a few episodes and I feel much better because of it. Thank You.
  • (2021-03-30) Cruz Cáceres: Excelente extensión, no afecta el desempeño de YouTube y te mantiene fuera de las distracciones, muchas gracias al desarrollador.
  • (2021-03-28) Ömer: efsane
  • (2021-03-23) Leon Sparrow: Best for the person who wants to have a productive day. I would say that this is best extension in chrome to have right now where you can disable tons of content that are thrown at you. Now I can focus on my studies videos rather than on some random videos showing overloaded bus. :p
  • (2021-03-22) renz: Works to stay focused.


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4.7 (734 votes)
Last update / version
2019-11-19 / 1.13.504
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