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Show HN: Tight – Simplify Slack with a Chrome Extension (rile.yt)
7 points by rileyt 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

Tight is a Chrome extension I built that increases readability, removes many redundant/useless buttons, improves the page layout and modernizes the overall style of Slack.

It is open source (https://github.com/RileyTomasek/tight) to encourage community contribution. Suggestions and pull requests are highly encouraged!

Tight was heavily inspired by and owes great thanks to Refined GitHub [1] and Refined Twitter [2].

[1] https://github.com/sindresorhus/refined-github

[2] https://github.com/sindresorhus/refined-twitter

> I’m confident that we can continue improving Slack together.

A thousand times this. Thanks <3

It might be nice if someone started a collection of all the open source Slack improvements that were shut down or died off so that other developers can pick and choose what they like and continue evolving Slack in a somewhat distributed way.

http://www.sblack.online/ also had some neat ideas.

Jump to [1] isn't styled, maybe that's something you can look into?

[1] https://gmc.uy/jumpTo.png

Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll look into it.

What do you think otherwise? I’m a big fan of betterslack :)

I'm a big fan of it and already using it :) thought about doing a PR but I'm quite deep in actual job now ;)

I really liked how you avoided doing any JS at all :)

One thing I'd like to propose is making it wider.

Yeah, I have considered that. What were you thinking for a pixel width?

I'd really love to add the markdown links from BetterSlack, but I worry that is more likely to anger Slack, since it would be introducing JavaScript.

yeah, you would be in the same boat. DM me on twitter?

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