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.
You can email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org ✉️
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.
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.
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.
This extension has been built to require as few permissions from you as possible. Below is an explanation of the ones that it does.
- Storage — This permission is only used to allow your browser to remember your settings. In Firefox and Chrome, if you’re signed in, your browser will store your settings in your Firefox or Google account and sync them between signed in devices. No access to the rest of your account is granted to this extension: this extension can only access the data it stores. Other browers may provide similar services.
- Access to trello.com — This extension needs to be able to read text and data on pages at trello.com in order to function. This permission does not grant access to your Trello account, and data read on Trello pages is never collected or stored, or sent to any third party.
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.
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.
Dates refer to when the extension was submitted for review. Actual availability dates may vary due to different browsers’ review procedures.
- 1.3.4 — 2 May 2020 — Excludes the upload subdomain from redirecting
- 1.3.3 — 4 April 2020 — Fixed preview page issue.
- 1.3.2 — 2 March 2020 — Improved popup menu; new homepage entry.
- 1.3.1 — 27 February 2020 — Mobile/Desktop link on Wikimedia pages (in the footer) now toggles the extension itself. Enabling/disabling redirects all Wikimedia pages to the appropriate verison. This release also fixes some redirect issues, and the code has been improved under the hood.
- 1.3 — 24 February 2020 — Support added for all Wikimedia domains. New popup menu added which allows you to switch this extension on or off, as well as switch on or off the redirection to the desktop edit page.
- 1.2.1 — 21 February 2020 — More accurate domain detection
- 1.2 — 18 February 2020 — Directs users to the desktop version of the site when editing a wikipedia article
- 1.1 — 26 February 2019 — initial release