How to Turn off Youtube Recommendations

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If you have been distracted by the Youtube's recommended videos on the homepage or the side bar, here is how to turn them off!

Preliminaries: Chrome.
Operating system: Linux (not tested on Windows/Mac).

This method is based on site-specific JavaScript and stylesheets. That is, when you visit a website, you insert your custome JavaScript code or stylesheet for that website to change its appearance or behavior.

Steps:
  • Install Witchcraft following these instructions .
    Witchcraft is a Google Chrome extension for loading custom Javascript and CSS directly from a folder in your file system, injecting them into pages that match their files names.
  • Create a directory to store your custom JavaScript and stylesheet files. For example, I created ~/.chrome-inj, in which -
  • Create the following stylesheet named youtube.com.css:
    #items #dismissable {
        display:none;
    }
    
    #related {
        display:none;
    }
    			    
  • You can also use it for :
    #pagelet_sidebar .fbChatSidebar {
        display: none;
        height: 10px;
        overflow: hidden;
    }
    
    #rightCol {
        display: none;
    }
    
    #bluebarRoot {
    
    }
    
    #fbNotificationsJewel, #fbRequestsJewel, #u_0_d {
        display: none;
    }
    
    #stream_pagelet {
        max-height: 700px;
        overflow-y: scroll;
    }
    			    

Now, how do they look? Click below to see!.

Posted on 1/17/2019.