- by Firefox user 15086337, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Oh man, this is really good. The only thing this thing is missing, is a hotkey to reload the highlighted section from its originating source. I know that would be a little tricky, but that would make this thing a 6-Star Add-on for sure :)
Great job dude.
- by Naloj, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Really nice and spares with what the old Scrapbook extension was providing to clean up webpages for print.
I love the "Isolate" function, really useful to trim the content to an article's text.
Maybe something that could be nice for people whith few HTML knowledge would be to show margins/paddings/width/heights in the floating tooltip - when defined in the upper DOM tree - and allow to change their values from there with fields or button.
I mean, I think this is one of the most current thing to deal with aside from removing ads and menu blocks, when you're aiming for the best print render.
Sorry, if I'm not clear. Maybe my idea is wrong or maybe it'll raise a completely different one.
Nice work and idea as it is now anyway, and thanks ! : )
- by Firefox user 14159132, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Это оно - замена Aardvark и HackTheWeb на WebExtensions! Ура!
Правда, функции de-width нету.
Function "de-width" from HackTheWeb could be useful.
UPD: borders don't coincide with selected elements when "Custom Page Zoom" addon changed zoom.
- by Ninurta, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Maybe I'm selfish but I've only ever felt compelled to leave feedback on two things in my life. A generic Oreo cookie brand that was far better than the original when I was 10 (not hydrox), and this Extension.
I use Lizard everyday. The fact is you can install all the ad-blockers in the world and the most distracting ones will still manage to get through. It is clear that advertisers will always find a way to adapt to new technology and circumvent these barriers. As they should, that's their job. That said, it can be extremely annoying. Lizard is a deceptively simple solution to 90% of what your ad-blocker doesn't. And it's not only ads, you can temporarily remove all those pesky side-bars that keep hijacking your attention when you're trying to read about how Kate Middleton lost the baby weight or some other pressing issue.
I think it is safe to say that reasons given for the only negative review on this extension will not apply to 99.99% of human beings. But to be fair the guy did use a lot of commas so he must be pretty smart.
For a simple minded, blue-collar, meat and potatoes guy from the sticks, having this kind of control over the web makes me feel like a superhero. I hope it make's you feel like one to.
No Facebook... I won't stand for this "sign in" banner taking up a third of the screen.
"Breaking News: Snoop Dogg Changes Name Again"
**Turn off Ad-Blocker To View**
Seriously this extension keeps it high and tight. Try it out!
Thanks again to the developer!
- by Mark Crocker, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Thanks for bringing this functionality back to the platform. This quickly and easily solves a lot of problems with poorly laid out pages.
Just to help more people find this page... Aardvark was a like stripped-down version of Platypus, which allowed saving edits as Greasemonkey scripts and also had a copy/cut/paste feature that provided much of what Mr. Craig would have liked.
- by Mark Craig, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5Like its functional predecessor, Aardvark, this extension makes a choice not to go far enough in "taking back control of the Web" for those who use it. Does its author fear retribution from "content creators" and publishers if page alterations were allowed as rules that are applied automatically to Web pages AS DICTATED BY THE USER? The Element Hiding Helper plugin to AdBlock Plus, which also traced its origin directly to Aardvark, and the "element zapper mode" of uBlock Origin, are both examples of going far enough (or at least farther) in giving back control to users.
If publishers had their way, the Web would become nothing more than a device for passive CONSUMPTION, in exactly the same way that television was, and consumption in exactly and ONLY the form of their choosing. Publishers control every aspect of not only the page content but even the minutest details of its layout and delivery; it's routine now to encounter "blogs" that mercilessly control even the page width, such that enormous amounts of display real estate are wasted (unless the publisher fills it with self-serving sidebars of unwanted distraction). Upon visiting any particular Web site, not only do users have no control over what content is presented to them in what progression, they don't even have control over how it is presented.
This must stop, if the Web is to retain any hint of its democratic roots. Tools like Proxomitron, privoxy, Stylish, GreaseMonkey and TamperMonkey, Remove It Permanently, Element Hiding Helper and uBlock Origin's element zapper only hint at what must be done. Tools like Aardvark and Lizard are cowardly and skirt the conflict of control entirely by not even allowing creation of persistent rules.
Stop being cowardly.
Developer responseposted 4 years agoIs all this some sort of reverse psychology to motivate me into implementing persistent rules?
You could just ask for it.
I'm just your average keyboard pounding monkey with some spare time and an upgraded Firefox version that abandoned one of his favorable extensions.
I wrote Lizard mainly for myself because it's fun and challenging (my first WebExtension) and not because of any of the web ideology ideas mentioned (which I rater support and agree with). I was looking for a quick, minimal, thin and simple page manipulation tool. Just for myself at the beginning, and then I thought it would be nice to share.
I'm sorry but for now I have no plan implementing the missing feature that caused this “Take Back the Web” rant. Not from fear of retribution from publishers (?) but from MY notion that persistent rules are not part of Lizard's scope.
And as you stated, there are many tools out there that can do the job you're looking for.
Best regards, and thank you for the review.