Simple Twitter


— to restore old twitter, the best option is to add the ‘Old Twitter Layout’ extension.

For chrome, you can find it here–

Old Twitter Layout Extension (Chrome)

There’s a firefox version out there somewhere, too…

Anyway, then you can use the following— (for now)

Custom filters for µBlock/Adblock/Adblock Plus. (! means adblock skips the line, comments, disabled code etc)

! Image and video Previews (including RT cards) .tweet .AdaptiveMediaOuterContainer .tweet .js-media-container

! Sundry ads and crap > .js-dynamic-tooltip.js-tooltip.js-nav

! RTs of people you block w/ ‘Tweet Not Available’ markers

! Other people’s Likes

! Other people’s … stuff generally (some overlap with other blocks)[data-component-context=”suggest_activity_tweet”][data-component-context=”suggest_recycled_tweet_inline”][data-component-context=”suggest_pyle_tweet”]

! ALL RTs and Likes blocked (noted, but I don’t use this)

Install µBlock, Adblock or Adblock Plus Extension:

Add above in custom filters


If you have any difficulties, or need instructions for another browser, please feel free to ask me here or on Twitter. (@patrixmyth)

Have a good day!

18 thoughts on “Simple Twitter

  1. Hi. Is there a filter(s) to hide photos and vine vids on profile pages themselves? Filters hide newsfeed so far but also looking to hide them on individual Twitter pages/profiles. Thanks for the above filters too BTW! 🙂

    1. If I understand what you’re looking for correctly, then
      adding this->[class=”TwitterPhoto js-media-container”]

      to your custom filters should take care of photos.

      I haven’t found a solution for vines yet, but when I come up with something I’ll update.

  2. This: .tweet .js-media-container

    Seems to work very well for me. It blocks even photo previews from twitter searches (which the others couldn’t do).

        1. The previous set of filters were:

          Two new filters are now necessary:


  3. Good morning! I’m using Win10, Chrome and AdBlock Plus, and unfortunately your filters for ABP do not hide the previews for photos. I don’t know about Vines or multi-pix yet, haven’t come across them since adding filters, but the pix are still there in my TL. Any advice?

      1. Thank you! The only filter I personally needed to block out image preview was this one: .tweet .js-old-media-container
        It works perfectly! The image is still visible when I click on the tweet but the automatic expansion Twitter enforces is gone.
        Thank you thank you thank you! 😀

  4. Since a few days .tweet .media

    doesn’t hide the preview anymore.

    I tried any combination of other filters. They either hide both preview and image in my timeline, or neither one of them. I can’t find a combination of filters that do hide the preview but do not hide the image when you click on the tweet.

    Neonie’s 8 filters don’t show any image anymore in Firefox 41.0.2.

    Any suggestions?

  5. Analysis:

    Out of those 8, Adblock shows no hits for these 4:

    So they seem useless anyway.

    Both these two:

    hide retweet and favorite score. Which I don’t need to be hidden, so these filters can be removed too.

    That leaves these two:


    Whether I use one of them or both, the result in all cases is that all images are hidden, both the preview and the picture that is shown after clicking the tweet.

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