Revert Wikipedia Layout

Revert Wikipedia Layout

This extension will allow you to use the old Wikipedia layout without the need to create an account.

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What is Revert Wikipedia Layout?

Revert Wikipedia Layout is a Chrome extension by Nour Halhoul. This extension has 1,388 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.61, and is most similar to SponsorBlock for YouTube - Skip Sponsorships and Reddit Enhancement Suite. The latest version, 1.7, was updated 3 days ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 1,388 ▲ 48
Version: 1.7 (Last updated: 2023-02-03)
Creation date: 2023-01-19
Manifest version: 3
Featured: No
Size: 12.75K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Many individuals prefer the old Wikipedia layout (pre-2023)— this extension aims to bring that back.

Wikipedia offers registered users to change their layout preferences through their account settings, however, incognito and unregistered users are unfortunately left out. This simple extension solves this issue by adding the necessary URL parameter to every Wikipedia page, to ensure that the old layout is displayed.
Risk impact

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

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Risk likelihood

Revert Wikipedia Layout may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
I second what Elisabeth Rowe has written. All the hyperlinks on pages have "?useskin=vector" at the end, hence no tooltip preview appears. Please, see how it's done in the Old Wiki extension, it doesn't have the same problem:
by Nikolai Iakimov Nikolai Iakimov, 2023-02-02

It works, but it doesn't show the previews when you hover over the hyperlinks.
by Elizabeth Rowe Elizabeth Rowe, 2023-01-29

This extension helps a lot, the new layout really sucks and it's baffling that they use THAT as the default layout, does what it says on the title, awesome.
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