New Update Firefox gets option to Copy Links without Tracking Parameters

nicolaasjan

Level 3
Thread author
May 29, 2023
130

There’s a new item in the content context menu in Nightly that lets you copy URLs to the clipboard, but with known tracking parameters stripped:

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nicolaasjan

Level 3
Thread author
May 29, 2023
130
Just tested it in a fresh Nightly profile, but noticed it doesn't catch all tracking parameters.
E.g. a Google search result link still gives something like this: :eek:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwitoK6HsqiCAxXUg_0HHcBrA904ChAWegQIFhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fpetsenco.nl%2Fhamsters%2F&usg=AOvVaw3T6BhmhxKidNRG68ws5vKL&opi=89978449.

To counter a large number of these tracking parameters on a lot of sites, I use these lists in uBlock Origin:
AdGuard Tracking Protection (built-in)
Actually Legitimate URL Shortener Tool (added to "Custom")
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/master/LegitimateURLShortener.txt
 

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