One night a while ago annoyed me enough that I made a browser extension to fix all the "engagement" / nag UX.

Today I launched a little site for it:

@matt Ooooh, this is great! You should post it on HackerNews!

@thecapegreek Thanks! Actually have before, when it was just the GitHub repo ( -- not sure if it'd be alright for me to submit it again ha :)

@matt Fair enough. Immediately installed. I don't use medium often but this is still great.

@matt It seems that the extension doesn't work in Firefox on Android, it is not available for the OS. Will there possibly be a fix for that sometime? 😊

@thorstenpanknin Ah, it was available on there at one point. I'll look into what happened with that

@matt @thorstenpanknin

I looked up this thread to let you know about this issue. Glad to see it's already been reported. Thanks for looking into it.

@matt Requires permission to access data of all websites you visit?

Shouldn't it only require it for

Or is that not how the permissions work?

@maloki It would but some Medium publications run on custom domains (e.g. so it needs access to all sites.

There's an up-for-grabs issue to fix this that I'd like to get to eventually:

@matt I think a permission to access data on only (if such a permission exists) will be more appropriate instead of accessing data on all websites.

@njoseph It would, except some Medium publications run on custom domains -- more explanation here:

@matt And OH WOW IT WORKS SO WELL, especially now I've checked all the optional boxes too.

@matt Thanks for this add-on - I've been putting off writing it myself for months now :D

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