ElementHider

ElementHider

Hides elements that contain keywords set by user

What is ElementHider?
ElementHider is a Chrome extension designed to anonymize user's online experience by silently hiding online elements (ranging from posts on social media platforms to ads on various websites) that contain certain user-defined keywords. It includes a 'Performance mode' for quicker filtering, a 'Testing Mode' for checking the success of the set keywords, and customizable precision options to define the extent of the hiding process. It's site setting feature also allows users to apply different keyword settings for different websites. Additionally, it's compatible with Firefox. Further updates and code can be found on GitHub.
Stats
Rating: 4.54 (54)
Version: 0.2.53 (Last updated: 2023-08-28)
Creation date: 2017-09-21
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 54.25K
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
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Summary

**Jun18, 2023 update includes "Performance mode" which is enabled by default and should speed up the hiding of the elements.

This extension is meant to be an easy and efficient way to hide web elements and ads based on the text they contain.

It hides for example twitter posts, news articles, facebook posts, twitch comments etc. if they contain a keyword set by you. You can also blur them out instead of hiding them completely. Blurred elements can be revealed with mouse hover.

Donate button is given on the popup and on clicking it redirects to paypal.com

KEYWORD OPTIONS By default keywords are case-sensitive but you can also set them case-insensitive and decide if the word should appear exactly as you've written it (e.g. CAT but not eduCATion). Examples of the keyword options can be found on the popup screen of the extension.

TESTING MODE The extension has a testing mode which highlights the elements with green borders instead of hiding them. Testing mode makes it easy to see what is going to be hidden with the current keywords.

ELEMENT HIDING PRECISION OPTIONS

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Powerful in hiding specific elements on webpages
  • Effective in removing annoying content such as suggested articles and headlines
  • Useful for filtering out spoilers and unwanted keywords on social media
Cons
  • Difficulty in understanding specific element blocking syntax
  • Issues with exclusion list not functioning properly
  • Limitations in character count for keyword saving
Most mentioned
  • Works well for filtering out specific content on websites
  • Issues with exclusion list not working as intended
  • Effective for blocking spoilers and unwanted content
  • Difficulty in understanding how to use the extension
Recent reviews
Great extension if you like to read the news in the morning and watch a stream of a sports event afterwards
by Christian Rauch Christian Rauch, 2024-04-07

by Flux Flux, 2024-01-29

This is the most comprehensive and functional extension. ex. removes twitter "What's Happening" with {div[aria-label="Timeline: Trending now"]} >>> twitter.com Other extensions weren't able to remove "What's Happening" without issues.
by Rnjai Lamba Rnjai Lamba, 2024-02-28
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Safety
Risk impact

ElementHider may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

ElementHider has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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