A listing of random software, tips, tweaks, hacks, and tutorials I made for Ubuntu
How to remove the annoying YouTube lightsaber sound
December 7, 2015Posted by on
Google pulled off a clever marketing stunt for Star Wars, allowing you to “choose your side of the force” – which consequently changes various Google products to fit the theme accordingly.
One change they introduced added lightsaber sound effects when you hover over the volume icon on a Youtube video. While being a cute gimmick, I found this to be quite annoying, especially when listening to music, so I spent the morning trying to make a small script that would disable it.
I thought I would share it, since I’m guessing there are others who also find this annoying
- User script
- Chrome extension:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/210…ber/chrome.crxEDIT: Thanks to saltyjohnson in the comments, the extension is now on the chrome web store! Simply go there and install, no setup needed :D To install, download the extension, go to the extensions management page (Menu -> More tools -> Extensions), and drag+drop the extension on there.
It’s not in the chrome web store since it costs money to upload extensions, and for an extension as trivial as this, I don’t really consider it worth it
- Firefox extension
It works most of the time, but if you hover over the volume icon before the script has a chance to run, the sound will still happen. Just wait a second or two, and it will work :) Also, if you just installed the extension, you will need to reload the page.
I uploaded a unified codebase to github, mainly since I didn’t like constantly having to copy files from/to various codebases :P Here it is, if anyone’s interested: https://github.com/AnonymousMeerkat/youtube-no-lightsaber