Shorts Deflector

Shorts Deflector

Seamlessly play YouTube Shorts with the normal desktop interface

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What is Shorts Deflector?

Shorts Deflector is a Firefox add-on that allows you to seamlessly watch YouTube Shorts on desktop with the normal interface. It provides easy access to comments, view count, and more. Install now for a super fast experience.

Users: 356 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (8)
Version: 1.16.2 (Last updated: 2023-12-24)
Creation date: 2022-04-03
Weekly download count: 13
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • scripting
  • storage
  • webNavigation
Host permissions:
Size: 30.85K
Stats date:

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Why does clicking on a YouTube Short on a desktop bring up the mobile-optimized interface? With no video scrubbing, harder to access comments, less accessible view count, and more, it makes no sense to use on a desktop.

Shorts Deflector is an extension that allows you to seamlessly watch YouTube Shorts with the normal desktop interface. By using several techniques, this extension is super fast; you will barely notice the switch to the desktop viewer. Install now and try it out for yourself!

Upon install, the "Read your browsing history" permission may seem alarming, but this permission is only used to detect page updates.

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User reviews
Great extension, does exactly what it says and the version "1.9.0_firefox" has no extra code, no remote code and nothing that could be considered malware. It does exactly what it says it does and nothing more!
by J4A Industries, 2023-12-18
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Risk impact

Shorts Deflector may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Shorts Deflector is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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