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#411 2018-07-10 13:55:54

jakob
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Destry wrote #312824:

Time to uninstall Stylish and report it to your local data authority.

One alternative if you use Safari is User CSS which despite being ancient (2011) still works fine.

Perhaps other people can post other alternatives for other tools and browsers?


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#412 2018-07-10 14:06:41

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

jakob wrote #312944:

One alternative if you use Safari is User CSS which despite being ancient (2011) still works fine.

Perhaps other people can post other alternatives for other tools and browsers?

You do know that this type of extension is on life support in Safari? Safari.next (v11), at least as running on macOS 10.14 will disable those extensions (but probably also on 10.13.x). And to be honest, I use it less and less and less. At present, I only have two sets active, one Wikipedia, because their font choice is poor, the other one for this forum (manking links more visible!).

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#413 2018-07-10 14:19:09

Destry
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

I just find myself going to Reader View more and more by default when it’s available, regardless of what the website design is like. And all browsers seem to provide it now, though I notice some are better designed than others.

That’s kind of funny, actually… The design market is now competitive at the standard ‘reader’ view. Who can make the plainest of Amish coats? lol

Honestly, if the whole web looked like an unstyled HTML page — with decent typography and spacing, and a night theme option — I’m not sure I’d complain a lot. So long as it was not injected full of BS tracking and ads.


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#414 2018-07-10 14:41:41

jakob
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

phiw13 wrote #312945:

You do know that this type of extension is on life support in Safari? Safari.next (v11), at least as running on macOS 10.14 will disable those extensions (but probably also on 10.13.x).

I didn’t. What a pity. And what’s the rationale?
I have a bunch of extensions for useful tools (Dropmark, AdBlock, 1Password, Bettersource, WhatFont) and I have a range of user CSS settings (in fact more now to remove the more obnoxious yes-only consent boxes as Yiannis has mentioned). There are a few sites I use a lot (like dictionaries) that I’ve put into their own apps using Fluid (which also has a css/js inject function) and considerably restyled to fit in a smaller window.

Destry wrote #312946:

Honestly, if the whole web looked like an unstyled HTML page — with decent typography and spacing, and a night theme option — I’m not sure I’d complain a lot.

I’m all for simplicity and clarity too but the world is in colour and design when it’s good is a delight …


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#415 2018-07-10 14:53:14

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

jakob wrote #312948:

I’m all for simplicity and clarity too but the world is in colour and design when it’s good is a delight …

Yes, but colour and natural design is all around us — tangible, touchable. Do we need it made artificially in the screen too when just trying to read? Maybe not. And especially if it’s consuming more energy to produce, impacting ecology more then helping understanding. Give me an oil painting. Give me a natural blue sky (or lovely textured clouds) and multi-hued and variably-shaped trees, flowers, and whatnots when I go for a walk. But just give me text, charts, and immediate photographs if I’m staring into artificial space. So the argument could go, rightly or wrongly, but probably without endless debate. ;)


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#416 2018-07-10 22:48:28

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Destry wrote #312946:

I just find myself going to Reader View more and more (…)

Sure. I’m an avid user of reader mode in Safari / Mobile Safari. That is good for text heavy pages, and often bypasses those “we’ve noticed that you use an ad-blocker” overlays.

And then there are the zoom options which Safari & Firefox remember across sessions. In Safari: hold down the option key to have the ”Make text bigger” option (affects only text).

Honestly, if the whole web looked like an unstyled HTML page — with decent typography and spacing, (…)

Touches of color and a distinct layout help a lot to make the world a decent place.

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#417 2018-07-10 23:07:09

michaelkpate
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

I don’t generally use any sort of Reader View except when the page is horrendous. I ran into one the other day that kept reloading constantly and I couldn’t read the article.

I used Mercury Reader which seems to be Chrome-only but after googling I found:

https://github.com/ejucovy/readability – which purports to be a fork of the legendary readability bookmarklet that introduced everyone to the concept.

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#418 2018-07-10 23:09:45

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

jakob wrote #312948:

I didn’t. What a pity. And what’s the rationale?

Ask Apple :-) Performance is one reason, privacy another. See the bazillion Chrome extensions that try to monetize your browsing. Stylish is only one example. There are probably other reasons too. If you use Twitter, you could ask jonathandavis or xeenon.

But note: it is not all extension that will be disabled, only the safariext ones; the way forward is via Safari Extension apps.

I have a bunch of extensions for useful tools (Dropmark, AdBlock, 1Password, Bettersource, WhatFont) and I have a range of user CSS settings (in fact more now to remove the more obnoxious yes-only consent boxes as Yiannis has mentioned). There are a few sites I use a lot (like dictionaries) that I’ve put into their own apps using Fluid (which also has a css/js inject function) and considerably restyled to fit in a smaller window.

1Password, afaik, is a Safari extension app, it will still work. I use 1Blocker which is equally an application. That is the way Apple want things to work. I used to use Whatsfont, but noticed it seemed to do some tracking. The WebKit inspector can tell you which font is used (under computed value). Not sure about Dropmark and BetterSource. For the latter, the source code tab in the Inspector covers my needs.

1Blocker hides some of the obnoxious yes-only consent boxes; it has an editor to allow you to hide the rest.

One thing I haven’t found a replacement for is an extension to add a “Feed” button on the toolbar.

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#419 2018-07-11 08:51:16

gaekwad
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

phiw13 wrote #312963:

One thing I haven’t found a replacement for is an extension to add a “Feed” button on the toolbar.

I use this on Safari 11.1 and link it to Vienna – seems to work fine.

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#420 2018-07-11 08:56:41

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

gaekwad wrote #312967:

I use this on Safari 11.1 and link it to Vienna – seems to work fine.

Yes, On safari 11 (I use a different one, but the principle is the same) but it won’t work in Safari 12.

Installing your red-sweater extension on Safari Technology Preview:

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