5 Tips to Better Consume YouTube Content

Updated by Matt G.

Make it easier to consume content on YouTube with just a few tips and tricks. 5 tips to increase finding quality content on YouTube with just a couple of tweaks.

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The idea is to better display content on YouTube and make it easier to decide how to exchange time for proper entertainment. Easily discover fresh content and make things fun on Youtube with these recommended upgrades:

  1. Filter and block unwanted content
  2. Boost user experience (scroll down to copy import settings and when you open extension options, scroll to very bottom to paste import settings)
    • Block ads
    • Auto playback quality 720
    • Default playback speed 1.5x
    • Automatically enable YouTube's “Theater mode”
    • Automatically expand the video player
    • Automatically expand the videos descriptions
    • Hide Chat
    • * Convert Shorts
  3. Display full video titles
    • * consider text transforming video titles to “Capitalize”.
  4. Disable Thumbnails or Enable Grayscale
  5. Disable User Avatars
    • uBlock Origin > My Filters > Add this to very bottom and click Apply changes:
! disable user thumbnails https://www.youtube.com
www.youtube.com##.no-transition.ytd-thumbnail.style-scope
www.youtube.com###avatar > .yt-img-shadow.style-scope

Sometimes when I really love a video I'll download the transcript and analyze the text. I might even pick out a few sentences to add to my notes or find a quote and save that for later.

Import String for Enhancer for YouTube™ extension:

Just double click to select all and copy this to your clipboard. Next, you'll want to open extension options (right click icon in browser toolbar) and scroll very bottom to import.

{"version":"2.0.117.9","settings":{"blur":0,"brightness":100,"contrast":100,"grayscale":0,"huerotate":0,"invert":0,"saturate":100,"sepia":0,"applyvideofilters":false,"backgroundcolor":"#000000","backgroundopacity":85,"blackbars":false,"blockads":true,"blockadsexceptforsubs":false,"blockautoplay":false,"blockhfrformats":false,"blockwebmformats":false,"boostvolume":false,"cinemamode":false,"cinemamodewideplayer":true,"controlbar":{"active":false,"autohide":false,"centered":true,"position":"absolute"},"controls":["whitelist","pop-up-player","video-filters","options"],"controlsvisible":true,"controlspeed":true,"controlspeedmousebutton":false,"controlvolume":false,"controlvolumemousebutton":false,"convertshorts":true,"customcolors":{"--dimmer-text":"#cccccc","--hover-background":"#232323","--main-background":"#111111","--main-color":"#00adee","--main-text":"#eff0f1","--second-background":"#181818","--shadow":"#000000"},"customcssrules":"","customscript":"","customtheme":false,"darktheme":true,"date":1632437412995,"defaultvolume":false,"disableautoplay":true,"executescript":false,"expanddescription":true,"filter":"none","hidecardsendscreens":false,"hidechat":true,"hidecomments":false,"hiderelated":false,"hideshorts":false,"ignoreplaylists":true,"ignorepopupplayer":true,"localecode":"en_US","localedir":"ltr","message":false,"miniplayer":false,"miniplayerposition":"_bottom-right","miniplayersize":"_560x315","newestcomments":false,"overridespeeds":true,"pauseforegroundtab":false,"pausevideos":true,"popuplayersize":"640x360","qualityembeds":"medium","qualityembedsfullscreen":"hd1080","qualityplaylists":"hd720","qualityplaylistsfullscreen":"hd1080","qualityvideos":"hd720","qualityvideosfullscreen":"hd1080","reload":false,"reversemousewheeldirection":false,"selectquality":true,"selectqualityfullscreenoff":false,"selectqualityfullscreenon":false,"speed":1.5,"speedvariation":0.25,"stopvideos":true,"theatermode":true,"theme":"default-dark","themevariant":"youtube-deep-dark.css","update":0,"volume":50,"volumemultiplier":3,"volumevariation":5,"whitelist":"","wideplayer":true,"wideplayerviewport":false}}

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