Comments Owl for Hacker News

Comments Owl for Hacker News

Highlight new comments, mute users, and other tweaks for Hacker News

  • Comments Owl for Hacker News
  • Comments Owl for Hacker News
  • Comments Owl for Hacker News
  • Comments Owl for Hacker News
  • Comments Owl for Hacker News
What is Comments Owl for Hacker News?
Comments Owl for Hacker News is a browser extension that enhances your experience on Hacker News. It allows you to easily follow comment threads, highlights new comments, mute users, and provides other UI and UX tweaks.
Stats
By: jbscript
Users: 90 ▲ 6
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 2.2.0 (Last updated: 2023-10-20)
Creation date: 2019-08-17
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • storage
Size: 46.57K
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Summary

Browser extension which makes it easer to follow comment threads on Hacker News across multiple visits, showing which items have new comments, highlighting new comments and collapsing threads without new comments. It also adds the ability to annotate and mute other users, plus other UI and UX tweaks.

Features:

List pages:

• Show new comment counts since you last viewed each item - clicking on the "X new" link will highlight new comments and collapse comment trees which don't contain any new comments • Prevent accidental flagging and hiding on mobile by making the "flag" and "hide" controls require confirmation, or hiding them

Item pages:

• Highlight new comments and collapse comment trees which don't contain any new comments when you revisit an item's comments - you can configure whether or not this happens automatically when you revisit • Default comment folding controls are replaced with a Reddit-style left-aligned control, with a slightly larger hit target • Manually highlight the X most-recent comments using the new "highlight comments" link on an item • Mute users to hide their comments and replies to them - muted users can be managed on your own profile page

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Safety
Risk impact

Comments Owl for Hacker News is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Comments Owl for Hacker News has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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