YouTube’s 2019 redesign is in almost every way a massive upgrade to the previous designs.
It’s both less cluttered and easier and faster to navigate.
There’s just one small thing that bothers me about it…
The ‘Originals’ button is now taking up more space and having clicked it twice now accidentally I decided to stop that from happening again with a more permanent solution.
Using uBlock Origins and a similar rule I created for FunHaus’ page, we can remove the original’s button in a couple of clicks and a word or two in uBlock’s picker panel.
Step by step, here’s how to do it:
1. Assuming you’ve already added uBlock Origin to Chrome (if not, do that here), click the red shield icon next to the address bar and then the ‘Element Picker’ to get started
2. With the Element Picker active, hover over the ‘Originals’ button on the YouTube desktop homepage until it’s full square element is selected. Once clicked uBlock will select all elements with the same structural name, so don’t be surprised to see it select all of the buttons on the left-hand side. To fix that we need to add a filter…
3. Then in the picker window in the bottom-left add in the following text:
4. Click ‘Create’ and you’re done! No more ‘Originals’ tab / button.