🚀 Performance Acceleration for Youtube on Brave Desktop.. Add these filters for 3x Faster page Loads and Minimal Distractions.. Also, Includes Feedback for brave://settings/socialBlocking

Please Note this method should not be followed by any users who spends more time reading comments than watching the actual video on Youtube… If you are obsessed with reading comments, do not add any of these filters in content filtering of Brave Shields

What Will Happen if you add the Below Filters ?

No Comments Section.
Comments Section will be Completely Hidden

Description and End Points will be Hidden.
You will No Longer See Video description, Maybe some tags but that should be it.

Stats and date of video will be Hidden.
Total Number of Views and Uploaded date will No longer be shown

No More Long/Infinite Loading of Recommended Videos.
You will still see Recommended Videos but they will be very Minimal… This means that if you have FOMO, these filters will help you out as it will give you the feeling of completion.

Faster Page Loads and Lesser Internet Data Consumption.
You Will Experience Faster Load Speeds and also you will be able to save Internet bandwidth data as the background network requests will be blocked greatly. The Internet data bandwidth saving aspect which i said should also deal with you stop watching more videos, ->>if the recommended section isnt aggressive like how it is now, you would probably spend less time on yt, watch lesser videos and thus saving data ultimately.

Saves time and will End your yt addiction slowly.

Helps you to Spend Less time on Youtube and May also slowly help you to stop your addiction towards youtube->(if you find yourself spending more time on there and procrastinating on things which you should be doing).

Improves Immersion Greatly.
Gives Maximum Immersion and Helps you to focus on the Video.

Please Note that the Supernova VM is in Performance test phase so it is normal to notice some issues if you are expecting perfection But as far as for the Brave Browser Performance test, Everything will be Really Fast.

This video will show you everything->>> which you will notice after adding the following filters which are listed below…

Also, i would scroll down on some videos and the scrolling would end so soon->>>>> so that is the level of Recommended Video Content you will see on Youtube’s recommended videos section found on the right side of your desktop screen.

Filters List.

www.youtube.com###snippet

accounts.youtube.com###snippet

www.youtube.com###info-container

accounts.youtube.com###info-container

www.youtube.com###description-inner

accounts.youtube.com###description-inner
www.youtube.com###endpoint-link

accounts.youtube.com###endpoint-link

www.youtube.com##div#header:nth-of-type(1) > .style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##div#header:nth-of-type(1) > .style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

www.youtube.com###header-author

accounts.youtube.com###header-author

www.youtube.com###toolbar

accounts.youtube.com###toolbar
www.youtube.com###expander > .expander-header.style-scope.ytd-comment-replies-renderer

accounts.youtube.com###expander > .expander-header.style-scope.ytd-comment-replies-renderer

www.youtube.com###action-buttons

accounts.youtube.com###action-buttons

www.youtube.com###main

accounts.youtube.com###main
www.youtube.com###author-thumbnail > .yt-simple-endpoint.style-scope.ytd-comment-renderer

accounts.youtube.com###author-thumbnail > .yt-simple-endpoint.style-scope.ytd-comment-renderer

www.youtube.com###button > .style-scope.ytd-menu-renderer > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div


accounts.youtube.com###button > .style-scope.ytd-menu-renderer > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div

www.youtube.com###body

accounts.youtube.com###body

www.youtube.com##div#contents:nth-of-type(3) > ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##div#contents:nth-of-type(3) > ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

Where Should you add ?

Add these Filters here and make sure to click “Save Changes”

Sidenote: If you know other useful filters, Please let me know.

i think Brave Browser should add these type of optimizations here brave://settings/socialBlocking like sites for yt so that users doesn’t have to do the Manual work…

Until Brave team adds this feature, i hope other users would find this list useful.

Make sure to use the clipboard feature or expand it to copy the full filter lines

Hiding css elements won’t improve performance. Comments are still being rendered, just not being shown.

I would be wary adding these filters

Have you watched the video ? For me, i have noticed an improvement in performance.

Few reasons why you may claim on why adding these filters wont improve performance…

  1. You are using Stock version of windows 11 which might have several processes running in background
  2. You haven’t turned off the Efficiency Mode in Windows 11

For Example, see the number of processes and the power throttling column, it should show disabled for ALL…

If not, you should disable it.

By Default windows doesn’t include power throttling in columns so you have to activate the column manually

Adding these filters temporarily to the content filters list wont cause any harm in major way, so i suggest you to try and experiment it before ignoring at first glance.

Performance improvement wont be massive like i am not exaggerating it But in general it should be +0.870ms faster than default brave. PC Hardwares will also play a role… your claim about rendering might be true but blocking these filters certainly makes a difference, atleast for me on the virtual machine.

Also, Lesser the Processes are running in the background, Faster the performance of the foreground app will be…

My Windows Processes is 23 as of now on Win 11 Supernova.

While i recorded the video which i shared today on the 1st reply of this post, there were few other things running on the background of the host os which is the reason why startup was little bit slow.

Play this stopwatch test video which i recorded before few days ago to see the real difference… im sure performance would have been improved on yt if i added these filters on that day while i recorded that stopwatch test video…

if you still find it ineffective, then fix this issue by introducing new features on social media blocking brave://settings/socialBlocking by correcting all of the things which you consider as flaws in my method… Thank you. I like your shields work…

Other optional filters to bring that feel of minimalism and cleaner ui

www.youtube.com###flexible-item-buttons

accounts.youtube.com###flexible-item-buttons
accounts.youtube.com##.ytp-autonav-toggle-button

www.youtube.com###show-hide-button > .style-scope.ytd-live-chat-frame

accounts.youtube.com###show-hide-button > .style-scope.ytd-live-chat-frame

www.youtube.com###movie_player > .ytp-chrome-bottom > .ytp-chrome-controls > .ytp-right-controls > .ytp-size-button.ytp-button

accounts.youtube.com###movie_player > .ytp-chrome-bottom > .ytp-chrome-controls > .ytp-right-controls > .ytp-size-button.ytp-button

if you are unable to add videos to a playlist, play the video first and use 3 dot menu to add the video to playlist using the save button. You will still be able to add all videos to watch later playlist conveniently without any issues.

As far as the testing has been done, you wont experience any major issues due to the additions of these filters but in case you discovered something is not working, revert the changes by removing these lines which you added from here.

New Filters

www.youtube.com##ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-rich-grid-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-rich-grid-renderer

What does these filters do ?

These Filters will stop the Infinite/Long scrolling on the home page of www.youtube.com

For each tags you select, the videos will now be limited to 20-24

New Stopwatch Test…

In this test, Win 11 Supernova Scores 79.70 Seconds… You can feel the speed of yt performance and the acceleration which you will achieve after you add these filters…
Also, For each video load, see the transition speed and how the animations are being very smooth

For this Stopwatch test, Instead of VM Launch, I will Perform a Restart

Does Long/Infinite scrolling works in other pages ?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhqWcN5zW3k5cxtUmQsffOKscT4sVApDC

I Just checked a Longer Playlist and scrolled it, it works correctly, so the Playlists pages aren’t affected by the addition of the filters

However descriptions and other options will be hidden

For Example…

With Filters applied

Without these Filters

Also on the home page of yt and on other yt videos the 3 dot menu will still be present but just wont be visible, click that area and you will be able to use it

same method also applied for the recommended video on the right side of the screen.

This would be useful if you want a touch of everything but dont want to overstimulate it and waste away time mindlessly. Yt can be fun but it could also be enemy for you, make sure whatever you do gives you the feeling of completion, IF NOT, find a way to do it… For the case of youtube, these methods should work.

The Best Feelings in the world are I created it, I made it, I did it so make sure you spend your time on achieving them and not on consuming what other people are doing with their life and what news/trends are currently going on because engaging in all these wont profit you in meaningful way…

At the end of the day, Peace of mind is very important… Make sure you take care of your Mental health.

The above video will also be used for the vertical tabs feedback which i will post tomorrow…

i think discourse has some issues displaying filters as the filters list of my previous replies seems to be cut off…so i will try another formatting method and lets see if it displays it correctly…

New Filters Added

  • Dislike Button Removed… i never dislike videos and since the dislike feature is half restricted by yt, the button is removed to improve immersion

  • YT Shorts page updated…

One thing which is surprising me is that there are certain things which you could do on Win 8.1 & older version of brave But Win 11 and latest version of brave Just cant seem to do it as effective as windows 8.1.… Even using the term “Effective” is little bit misleading because this feature on win 11 works sometimes and sometimes not…

What is that feature ? It’s scrolling the shorts video with mouse wheel and not having to press the up and down button… Technically, it seems like i can mouse scroll the shorts video of yt in win 11 but it gets stuck after 3 or 4 videos where win 8.1 is flawless… There is no doubt win 8.1 is the fastest os every built by Microsoft… Simply Awesome.

The Performance of yt shorts page which you see is on 9+ months older version of brave, chromium 109… this one feels like 3x faster than win11 which i posted previously…If shields team figures out a way to fix broken shields on yt in older versions of brave, then it would be awesome as it would end up giving less reasons to launch vm…

www.youtube.com###snippet

accounts.youtube.com###snippet

www.youtube.com###info-container

accounts.youtube.com###info-container

www.youtube.com###description-inner

accounts.youtube.com###description-inner

www.youtube.com###endpoint-link

accounts.youtube.com###endpoint-link



www.youtube.com##div#header:nth-of-type(1) > .style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##div#header:nth-of-type(1) > .style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

www.youtube.com###header-author

accounts.youtube.com###header-author

www.youtube.com###toolbar

accounts.youtube.com###toolbar

www.youtube.com###expander > .expander-header.style-scope.ytd-comment-replies-renderer

accounts.youtube.com###expander > .expander-header.style-scope.ytd-comment-replies-renderer

www.youtube.com###action-buttons

accounts.youtube.com###action-buttons

www.youtube.com###main

accounts.youtube.com###main

www.youtube.com###author-thumbnail > .yt-simple-endpoint.style-scope.ytd-comment-renderer

accounts.youtube.com###author-thumbnail > .yt-simple-endpoint.style-scope.ytd-comment-renderer

www.youtube.com###button > .style-scope.ytd-menu-renderer > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div

accounts.youtube.com###button > .style-scope.ytd-menu-renderer > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div

www.youtube.com###body

accounts.youtube.com###body

www.youtube.com##div#contents:nth-of-type(3) > ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##div#contents:nth-of-type(3) > ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-item-section-renderer

www.youtube.com###flexible-item-buttons

accounts.youtube.com###flexible-item-buttons


www.youtube.com###show-hide-button > .style-scope.ytd-live-chat-frame

accounts.youtube.com###show-hide-button > .style-scope.ytd-live-chat-frame

www.youtube.com###movie_player > .ytp-chrome-bottom > .ytp-chrome-controls > .ytp-right-controls > .ytp-size-button.ytp-button

accounts.youtube.com###movie_player > .ytp-chrome-bottom > .ytp-chrome-controls > .ytp-right-controls > .ytp-size-button.ytp-button
www.youtube.com##.ytp-autonav-toggle-button

accounts.youtube.com##.ytp-autonav-toggle-button


www.youtube.com##ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-rich-grid-renderer

accounts.youtube.com##ytd-continuation-item-renderer.style-scope.ytd-rich-grid-renderer

www.youtube.com###dislike-button > yt-button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-with-label

accounts.youtube.com###dislike-button > yt-button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-with-label

www.youtube.com###comments-button > .style-scope.ytd-reel-player-overlay-renderer > yt-button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-with-label

accounts.youtube.com###comments-button > .style-scope.ytd-reel-player-overlay-renderer > yt-button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-with-label

www.youtube.com###dislike-button

accounts.youtube.com###dislike-button

www.youtube.com###button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-next.yt-spec-button-shape-next--tonal.yt-spec-button-shape-next--mono.yt-spec-button-shape-next--size-l.yt-spec-button-shape-next--icon-button > .yt-spec-button-shape-next__icon > yt-icon > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div

accounts.youtube.com###button-shape > .yt-spec-button-shape-next.yt-spec-button-shape-next--tonal.yt-spec-button-shape-next--mono.yt-spec-button-shape-next--size-l.yt-spec-button-shape-next--icon-button > .yt-spec-button-shape-next__icon > yt-icon > .style-scope.yt-icon > .yt-spec-icon-shape > div

www.youtube.com###pivot-button > .style-scope.ytd-reel-player-overlay-renderer

accounts.youtube.com###pivot-button > .style-scope.ytd-reel-player-overlay-renderer

www.youtube.com###navigation-button-up

accounts.youtube.com###navigation-button-up

www.youtube.com###navigation-button-down

accounts.youtube.com###navigation-button-down

accounts.youtube.com###segmented-dislike-button > .style-scope.ytd-segmented-like-dislike-button-renderer > yt-button-shape

www.youtube.com###segmented-dislike-button > .style-scope.ytd-segmented-like-dislike-button-renderer > yt-button-shape

vertical tabs feedback will be posted later…

Again filters list seems to be cut off due to formatting issues of discourse…i’ll post a quick fix for this very soon

Visit this link for full filters list update, it has very neat formatting and no issues.

https://mega.nz/file/GHhxCLDZ#O0aBW5LW-6xXlwSqd_76zlkyZf_CzdTecgrJM1o8Hu4

Just Press Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C and you will have the entire list in your clipboard which you can paste it on content filtering page of Brave Shields.

And make sure to click “Save Changes”.