Tip a Day - How to Reduce YouTube Distractions

Do you get annoyed by all the text and ads on a website when all you want to do is watch a video? I'll show you how to get rid of all the extras.

Okay, so you're on YouTube watching your favorite show, Geek Beat, but you're constantly being distracted by everything AROUND the video. All you want to do is watch the video, and then after it's done you want to explore the site to see what else there is. Am I right? Here's how you get rid of the distractions.

Use a browser extension called Turn Off the Lights. There are lots of options, but this is the one I use. They have versions for most browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera. Choose the browser you use. Download and install. When you're watching a video, click the light bulb button at the top of your browser.

The background will go dark so you can focus on the video. When you're ready to see the site again, just click anywhere on the page.

The one downside is that you can't pause and rewind while the extension is active. But it is free!

For full details, check out geekbeat.tv/tip22