This is a simple tutorial to explain how to sort Hacker News stories by score and time. Refined Hacker News is a simple and free Chrome extension which tweaks the HN UI and adds some really useful features. And one of those features helps you sort stories on hacker news either by score or time they were posted. In just one click, you can sort stories on the current page of HN according to your interest. Also, not only this but there are other useful features that it adds on Hacker News that you will like.
Hacker News interface is pretty classic and they haven’t added many features there. One such feature that needs to be there is to sort stories so readers can get the ones based on different parameters. Currently, this extension adds a drop-down there to sort stories either by time or score. Apart from this, you can choose different options such as hiding stories you have read or auto-reload the page you are on right now. Additionally, there are some advanced options as well such using custom CSS to play with the HN UI.
How to Sort Hacker News Stories by Score and Time?
The Redefined Hacker News extension can be installed like any other Chrome extension. On top of that, it is open source as well and you can install using its source code too. Also, not only Google Chrome but this works with Mozilla Firefox as well and you can get it for Firefox from here.
Now, you just turn to the Hacker News stories feed and you will see a dropdown option there to sort stories. You can stick to the default sort method there or just sort stories by time they were posted or sort them by score. And you can always turn off the sort method you have applied anytime you want.
In this way, you can sort Hacker News stories by time or score. Just install the mentioned extension and then simply do whatever you want. Sort stories in the way you want and use other features of the extension. You can post comment replies without leaving the page, automatically refresh the page, highlight new or unread comments, and some others.
Redefined Hacker News is a useful Chrome extension for loyal Hacker News features. I don’t know when Hacker News will add features like this extension offers but till then this is a great lifesaver. It adds some really useful and much-needed options on Hacker News to improve the overall user experience. I really liked the features that it has and I am personally using it without facing any problem.