Reddit Hide Sidebar

Reddit Hide Sidebar

Provides an option to hide the reddit sidebar.

What is Reddit Hide Sidebar?
"Reddit Hide Sidebar" is a Chrome extension built to simplify and improve user experience on Reddit. By removing the right sidebar, it minimizes distractions, ideal for enjoying Reddit in smaller windows or simplified views. Updated versions bring enhanced support for subreddit specific styles and https:// or np.reddit.com. Once set to 'Hide Sidebar', the setting sticks on all pages until 'Show Sidebar' is clicked, providing a more efficient browsing experience.
Stats
Users: 4,000+
Rating: 3.99 (86)
Version: 0.6 (Last updated: 2017-05-14)
Creation date: 2017-05-14
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 37.89K
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Summary

This extension hides the right sidebar. A "Show Sidebar" link is displayed to show the sidebar.

** NEW IN v0.6 ** : Fix for custom css subreddits like r/videos

** NEW IN v0.5 ** : https:// and np.reddit.com support.

** NEW IN v0.4 ** : SAVES YOUR SETTING AUTOMATICALLY. Once you change to 'Hide Sidebar' it will be hidden on all pages until you click 'Show Sidebar'.

This extension is useful if you want to check reddit in a small sized window. This extension is also useful to avoid distractions like the flash games.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Worked well with previous versions of Reddit
  • Frees up screen space by hiding sidebar
  • Compatible with RES
Cons
  • Stopped functioning properly after Reddit redesign
  • Doesn't fill in the blank space left by the hidden sidebar on some pages
  • Required to go to old.reddit.com to work
Most mentioned
  • Stopped working after Reddit redesign
  • Blank space left after hiding sidebar
  • Used to work well on old versions of Reddit
Recent reviews
This app does nothing at all
by Austin Rhodes Austin Rhodes, 2023-06-22

On each refresh the sidebar shows for a split second causing a jarring UI adjustment, but at least it works.
by Serguei Khasimkhanov Serguei Khasimkhanov, 2022-06-24

Nice
by p da p da, 2019-03-13
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Safety
Risk impact

Reddit Hide Sidebar is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Reddit Hide Sidebar has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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