How to Block Child Comments on Reddit

By John-Henry | August 20, 2018

In the spirit of digital minimalism, I found that by blocking the child comments on reddit, I find myself scrolling less. The way I did this was by right clicking uBlock Origin, clicking options, and then the “my filters” tab. I added the following line of code:

www.reddit.com##.noCtrlF.toggleChildren

This line stops the the “Show Child Comments” button from showing up.

Note: I do this in addition to having my RES automatically hide all child comments. Together these settings effectively make it very difficult to see child comments.

I found these settings to be just permissive enough to keep Reddit interesting and helpful, but not too permissive in that I waste a lot of time.


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