Some of the important features of the NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking.
In short, NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking is a lite addon that let you stop search engines from tracking with redirect links, plus has ON|OFF switch.
4 Reasons to Use NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking
Has toolbar icon which serves as ON|OFF switch.
Toolbar button changes color when it is in active or inactive modes.
Few popular search engines are supported by default (google, yahoo, bing, etc.).
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking?
This addon helps you prevent redirect URLs from tracking you. It is currently working for Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. You can add desired rules (with regular expressions) in the options page. When a rule is matched with a redirect URL, it is blocked and therefore the host server wont be able to track you. You can add any regular expressions that you would like in the options page. But please note that you need to add rules comma separated. Before adding the rules please make sure they are working correctly otherwise it might break the addon.
2. How can I work with this addon?
Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add it to your browser and start surfing the web. Once you search a keyword in a search engine such as google, and click on a result, the right link will be open without any redirections. Sometimes websites use - ping - method instead of redirection, this addon blocks ping requests as well. Therefore, opening any search result is fully protected without leaving any tracks. Please note that, you can turn off the addon at any time by pressing on the toolbar icon.
3. How can I download the source code for NoTrack - Block Redirection Tracking?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I disable the addon?
In order to disable the addon, please press on the toolbar button once. When the addon is inactive, toolbar icons color will turn to light grey. Pressing on the toolbar icon again, will change the addon state to active (with red color). If you want to permanently disable the addon, please head to extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button next to the extensions name.
5. Is there a settings page available for this addon?
No, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. There is only one button available in toolbar to activate or deactivate the addon.
6. Can I add custom rules in the options page?
Yes, you can write any regular expression rules you want. But please make sure to add them comma separated. There is also a checkmark in the options page which let you to print and view all blocked URLs. If you want to test your regular expression rules, please mark this option and then open browser console (Ctrl + Shift + J) to view all blocked items. If you are not familiar with regular expressions, please search for - RegExp - keyword in a search engine to get more info.
7. Is this addon available for Firefox browser?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms. It is also working for mobile devices. Currently Firefox and Opera has mobile browsers for Android and IOS devices.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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