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Redirect to Mobile Site for Wikimedia Pages

Immediately redirects all requests to Wikipedia and Wikitionary pages to the mobile version of the site.

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The mobile-optimised pages of Wikimedia sites are often easier to read than the desktop version. With this extension, when you visit the desktop version of a Wikipedia or Wiktionary article (or any article on a Wikimedia site), you will be taken to the mobile-optimised version of that page instead.

For example, if you visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis you will be taken to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis. If you visit https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/botany you will be taken to https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/botany. The exception to this is if you are editing an article. In that case you will be taken to the desktop version of the site, which you may find easier to use and more fully-featured when editing.

This extension respects the mobile/desktop link at the bottom of Wikimedia pages, and redirects Wikimedia pages to the appropriate version when you enable or disable the extension.

You can control this extension with the toolbar menu, which allows you to switch it on or off, and whether it should take you to the desktop version to edit an article.

Get it

Download for Firefox

Firefox and Private Windows

Firefox’s privacy settings allow you to choose whether extensions have access to pages in Private Windows. This helps protect your privacy and gives you greater choice. All extensions are disabled in Private Windows is disbaled by default. This means that if, in a Private Window, you view a website that this extension is configure to work with, it will not function on that website.

If you have configured Firefox to be permanently in Private mode (as I have), all functionality of this extensions will be disabled. If you would like this extension to work in Private Windows, you will need to allow the extension to access to Private Windows. This can be done from the Add-ons page. More information, including how to change privacy settings, is available at Mozilla’s page, Extensions in Private Browsing.

I am an advocate of full user privacy on the internet. Full privacy information about this extension is available below, but to summarise I do not collect any of your data and I never will.

Contact me

You can email me at beingmrkenny.extensions@gmail.com ✉️

Notes

This extension is only tested in the most recent versions of the browsers it is available for. Currently this includes: Firefox, and Chrome. Please ensure your browser is kept up-to-date as this extension may rely on features only available in the latest available version of your browser. This extension will never rely on browser features that have not yet been released to the general public.

I cannot guarantee that this extension will not interfere with other extensions or add-ons, especially those extensions which work with the sites this extension work with. If you notice an issue, please get in touch and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

Security

The latest version number of this extension will always be published below. If the version in your browser is greater than that number, this extension may have been compromised. You should uninstall it and get in touch on the email above.

This extension limits itself to Wikimedia sites. All extensions can read the page content on sites you visit, as well as tracking your interactions with the page you are visiting. This can also include text you type into forms. For this reason, all extensions undergo a review process before they are available to install. You should consider disabling or uninstalling extensions you no longer use. In Chrome you can also manually limit extensions to specific domains.

Privacy

This extension stores only your settings. It does not track your behaviour or retain any of your data, nor does it collect any personal information or page content. It does not send any data to analytics services or anywhere else.

The settings you choose are saved by your browser and are not passed to any other service by this extension. If you are signed into Firefox Sync or Chrome’s sync feature, your browser will store those settings in your account and will synchronise them between signed-in computers. These settings are not accessible to the developer of this extension. Synchronisation is not yet supported by Opera.

I don’t have analytics or advertising setup anywhere in this extension or on this website.

The only time I know anything about you or how you use this extension is if you get in touch and tell me yourself.

Extension permissions

This extension has been built to require as few permissions from you as possible. Below is an explanation of the ones that it does.

In Firefox and Opera, site-specific permissions are requested when extensions are installed or updated. Chrome does not have this step on installation, and reports that this extension has access to sites you visit (as it does with all extensions). In any case, this extension limits itself to pages at the relevant domains, and does not access any other sites you visit.

Github

If you wish to view the code that powers this extension, the repository is hosted on Github. You may see it at https://github.com/beingmrkenny/WikimediaRedirect.

Version history

Dates refer to when the extension was submitted for review. Actual availability dates may vary due to different browsers’ review procedures.