YouTube Search Fixer

YouTube Search Fixer

Remove ALL distracting search results, redirect shorts back to legacy page and try little visual changes suited for low resolution screens.

  • YouTube Search Fixer
  • YouTube Search Fixer
  • YouTube Search Fixer
  • YouTube Search Fixer
What is YouTube Search Fixer?
YouTube Search Fixer is a Firefox add-on designed to declutter YouTube search results, remove distracting elements, and make visual changes for low resolution screens. It also offers the option to redirect 'shorts' back to the normal video page.
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By: Phoenix
Version: 7.0 (Last updated: 2024-01-25)
Creation date: 2020-07-19
Weekly download count: 167
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 98.53K
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Summary

This extension is designed to fix YouTube search and de-clutter your home page to make it less distracting. Also available on chrome and other web browsers.

FEATURES

  • Remove suggestions like "For you", "People also search for", "Searches related to", "Learn while you're at home", "Related to your search", "People also watched", "Other people are watching", "Recommended to you" and "Latest YouTube posts" from your feed.
  • Remove Shorts from search results
  • Remove Live Videos from search results
  • Individual toggles for turning off sections. Eg. Horizontal Cardlist, Shorts Panel, Auto-Generated YouTube Mixes and many more.
  • Use an option to permanently redirect "shorts" back to the normal video page.
  • Turn off playlists from appearing in search results.
  • Hide YouTube mixes and reels suggestions.
  • Filter out channel listings from results.
  • More spaced out collapsed sidebar on homepage with accent color to signify active tab.
  • Video Spotlight to highlight videos in the search page (optional).
  • Centered video title (optional).
  • Centered video description (optional).
  • An options page to turn off visual changes.
IS IT SAFE? Absolutely. This is some barebones JavaScript to detect elements and some CSS to apply visual changes. There are no trackers phoning home or telemetry scripts working in the background in this extension. Not to mention no data is being sent or shared with any third party or the developer. It's completely open source so you can audit the code.

PRIVACY POLICY This extension does not send or receive data of any kind nor does it use any cookies. This means no analytics of any kind.

Please note this extension works on both Light and Dark Mode. YouTube™ and Google™ are trademarks of Google Inc. Use of these trademarks is subject to Google Permissions.


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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Fixes YouTube search
  • Customizable functions
  • Filters out unnecessary content
  • Improves navigation
Cons
  • Slows down YouTube pages
  • Makes YouTube nearly unusable for some users
  • Produces unnecessary UI changes
Most mentioned
  • Fixes YouTube search
  • Slows down YouTube pages
  • Customizable functions
  • Filters out unnecessary content
Recent reviews
by ape, 2024-05-25

by ape, 2024-05-25

this is a godsend. thank you so much for making this you're doing the world a huge service o7
by mimi noelle, 2024-05-24
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Safety
Risk impact

YouTube Search Fixer 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 Search Fixer if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

YouTube Search Fixer is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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