We’ve already covered some extensions that let you browse distraction-free on Chrome. While those add-ons may help you curb your distractions to an extent, there’s nothing more side tracking than the comments you find on websites like YouTube. Not only do the comments make you lose your focus, sometimes they also spoil your whole browsing experience. So, if you’re one of those people who don’t like seeing comments while browsing, here are three handy Chrome extensions for you.
No Comments: The title of the extension pretty much says it all. Once installed, No Comments will block comments on almost all the popular sites found on the internet. Its list of sites includes TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Metacritic, Huffington Post, Reddit, Slashdot, Hacker News, YouTube and more. If the list contains some of your favorite sites, you can easily turn comments on for a particular site using the extension’s settings menu. Worth installing if you find yourself wasting a lot of time commenting on sites you shouldn’t.
Comments Snob: This extension doesn’t block the comments completely, but it does a great job at weeding out the bad ones. So, what are these ‘bad’ comments? You may ask. According to the extension, any comment with a number of spelling mistakes, excessive punctuation, ALL CAPS, or, profanity counts as a bad comment. This nifty add-on makes sure that, while watching YouTube, you won’t see any comments that match the criteria.
Though the default criteria are enough to save your eyes from all the trolling behavior on YouTube, the extension also allows users to set their own rules. Moreover, you can also choose to block comments containing specific words. Overall, Comments Snob is a must-have add-on for anyone who uses YouTube on a regular basis and is tired of the comment trolling that’s found there. It also comes handy while protecting your children from the profanity and general stupidity that lurks around in the comments section of the video-sharing site.
Soundcloud Comment Disabler: Hate those comments that pop up every time you listen to a song on Soundcloud? Yep, so do we. Fixing this problem comes Soundcloud Comment Disabler, which is a nifty little Chrome add-on that allows you to toggle Soundcloud comments on or off.
Once installed, you’ll see a ‘Disable Comments’ option next to the Upload button. That way, you can post your comment and then choose to disable all those annoying comments. Worth installing if you’re a Soundcloud junkie.
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