Four Clicks To A Less Annoying YouTube

You know what's awful about YouTube videos? Sure you do! Annotations are awful. Because more often than not, they're less "annotation" and more "HEYDIDYOULIKETHIS?!!? SUBSCRIBE NOW BUY ON ITUNES!!!!!" Most of you probably click off annotations (and to a lesser degree captions) nearly every time you watch a YouTube video. Do yourself a favour and turn them off for good, right now.

The image above is from YouTube user schmoyoho: extremely talented person, confirmed annotation abuser.

  1. Visit your YouTube Playback Settings page.
  2. Untick Show annotations on videos.
  3. Untick Always show captions.
  4. Click Save.

That was easy, right? Now you won't have to deal with the almost-always-annoying annotations and the sometimes-unnecessary captions ever again (or at least as long as you're logged into your YouTube/Google account).

As for your other YouTube annoyances? Here's how to fix those.


    Youtube Comment Snob.

    Hide every comment - brilliant.

    Only problem with that fix, is that Youtube turns them back on without your consent! I've been doing that for years, but without fail, you'll find that clicking those options has no effect and every time you log in you'll have annotations again...

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