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Nice addon, but when one uses a particular color for visited links, the change does not appear except with a refresh ...
No B.S. and works for Google image search.
Doesn't install on android.
The current version (3.0.0) doesn't change the links like the old version did, but it does catch the mangled URLs to remove the tracking redirection. Thanks!
Do you plan to use WebExtensions in a future release?
Don't want to leave this extension when update day finally comes
Great! Thanks for creating and working on this.
Google is smart, but slow. esp for my 1 to 50 kbps connection. This doesn't just remove redirects. It speeds up opening links.
This app works fine. If you google something and then want to share the results, google gives horribly long googlyfied URLS rather than the URL that I want to share. This app gives the final redirect page URL when one copies URLS from google search results.
There is another similar Add-on that works in a similar way getting rid of all the junk when one copies the Google URL. Both work fine but the other one makes the address bar flash yellow. This yellow flash increases my confidence that I have the add-on installed and that the add-on has worked. This one just works.
I would like this one to flash or make an unobtrusive click.
this is an awesome addon, I highly recommend everyone to use it
I just did a Google Image search for 'Conor MacGregor choked out by Nate Diaz', and images from alot of the sites went straight to the redirect page. This was with the new version awaiting approval by Mozilla too,
If you click and hold down the mouse button over a link, you can see in the status bar the Google redirect. Not sure if that redirect is followed though
I've read your 'How it works' section ;)
1°) After I have already clicked (with the middle button) on a link in the right column of Google News, if I put the mouse cursor hover this particular link, I still see the redirecting tracker in the status bar: htts://news.google...., but not for the main central column.
Is it a normal behavior?
2°) The setting 'Aggressively clean Google Image urls' seems not to work for me: I still see the 'imgres' urls in the status bar. Same question than above: Is it normal?
FF 41.0 - Win 7 Pro
Google Redirects Fixer & Tracking Remover 1.4.0
Google account status = not logged
I would try using a search engine that does not add on all the redict, click-through, and other ad-based trackers, and monetizers that Google dumps on you when all you want is the original URL of a webpage.
I wouled reserve Google for obscure listings that cannot be found on any other search engine AND then run Google in a Private Window with AdBlocker active.
Some suggested alternatives are Zeekly, DuckDuckGo (HTTPS and SSL), DuckDuckGoLite (SSL), and IXQUICK. The are others but I've not had a chance to try them out.
BUT, beware of any search engines that have Google lurking underneath it. If you can get a copy of its source code, or ask the developer, that would help to answer this question.
What I may hate more than the all the garbage Google attaches to your searches is how its placement of results is totally manipulated by purchased adwords and SEO routines that are designed to cluster all the biased results together on the first two to five pages.
OR, even better, INSERT your search term into a listing that has absolutely nothing to do with what you want to find!
ALSO, all of the Left-Wing liberal sites are always listed first - and REPEATEDLY SO - to where I recomment to all my non-Liberal friends and family to use whatwever means possible to block the left-wing news sites, such as entering them in every BlackList option that comes with an add-on, or even are a part of the Browser's internal security settinbs.
Any add-ons available (including this one or others like it) that seek to remove all the irrelevant nonsense that Google, et al. dump on your screen should be supported, whether or not you use them. Somewhere, I will make what I wrote into a short article and submit it to widely read publications.
Additionally, I would make "liberal" use of the minus sign "-" which excludes results that have the unwanted term in them that follows the minus sign...like -Salon -Huffingtonpost -TPM -Politico -NYT -"New York Times" and also the lying, delusional Mainstream Media: -CBS -NBC -ABC -CNN. You can also add -PBS -BBC to that list.
Nothing is more annoying than doing a search on Google (AND Yahoo) and get the first two pages filled with multiple results from the same two most listed left-wing rags out there: HuffingtonPost and Salon. Politico is also a frequently-listed liberal source, and you may want to read what they write to know what's being fed to the low-information voters in America.
So, I applaud every developer who makes an add-on or app to combat the redirect, revenue-making, liberal pandering crud that gets dumped in your search results.
Now, if someone were to come out with a search engine that strips away the leftwing bias of Google and Yahoo - sort of a reverse SEO routine - now THAT would worth ten stars!
Best for Firefox, Cyberfox_64
Works really well.
I'm with SpankyPants, it works great and got rid of the headaches of dealing with Google Image's redirecting. Not sure why the previous posters say it does not work - sounds like a conflicting issue on their end with another extension if it really isn't working for them. Even if that is the case, it works fine for me even with several other Google related extensions I have installed (along with over 40 other extensions).
Thanks for this add-on, Matagus.
Google images was driving me nuts with this crap.
Add-on works perfect so far. (firefox 36 beta)
Thank you :)
Pity, but it does not work. There was one personal test which stripped the redirect. But I could not reproduce this anymore (restarts, disable, enable did not the job).
I installed and tested today (04 JAN 2015):
The google redirect links on the search results still are there and fully operational. The addon is not working.
I can't tell if the browser really does not use Google's redirection, but I do can tell that the copied link is still the redirection version. How can I copy the original link to clipboard?
After installing this the copied link is still the redirection one, (with "google.com" prefix).
it really does not fix redirecting . To check it yourself copy and paste the link . It just hides redirecting link and when redirecting is finished real webpage is shown .That is why you cannot download pdf directly using save as option.
Thank you for creating this addon.
Works as intended except when right-clicking to save pages (PDF's etc.) .
The following error dialog opens:
"The download cannot be saved because an unknown error occurred. Please try again."