One night a while ago #Medium annoyed me enough that I made a browser extension to fix all the "engagement" / nag UX.
Today I launched a little site for it: https://makemediumreadable.com
@matt Ooooh, this is great! You should post it on HackerNews!
@thecapegreek Thanks! Actually have before, when it was just the GitHub repo (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15123638) -- 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.
@thecapegreek Nice! Glad it's useful :)
@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 Requires permission to access data of all websites you visit?
Shouldn't it only require it for medium.com?
Or is that not how the permissions work?
@maloki It would but some Medium publications run on custom domains (e.g. https://hackernoon.com) 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: https://github.com/thebaer/MMRA/issues/15
@matt thanks for the quick response. 😊
@matt I think a permission to access data on Medium.com 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: https://writing.exchange/@matt/100413306969619675
@matt Thank you! Added.
@matt And OH WOW IT WORKS SO WELL, especially now I've checked all the optional boxes too.
@irina Yesss! Just what I was going for 😁
@matt Thanks for this add-on - I've been putting off writing it myself for months now :D
@lmorchard Haha awesome, glad it's useful!
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