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Bug 3882 - ability to "hide" links
ability to "hide" links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-11-04 12:08 UTC by tom
Modified: 2005-11-07 17:38 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description tom 2005-11-04 12:08:07 UTC

While I was doing some work for school, I had to read a big piece of text on 
wikipedia. I found it a little bit annoying to read this because of all the links in 
the text. It's not that i can't read it, but it would be much easier to really 
concentrate on the text and understand it if there were no links, or if the links 
were the same color as the text.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to make a button the site to turn off links in text, or 
change the color of in-text links to black? This would make reading the text way 

I hope i've helped you with this comment...
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-11-04 12:10:39 UTC
You can change the colour for links in your user CSS.
Comment 2 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-11-04 12:40:34 UTC
You can also use the "printable version" link in the toolbox, which (among other
things, obviously) has exactly the effect you describe; amusingly, you can still
*follow* the links, you just have to guess where they are. ;)
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-11-04 20:10:14 UTC
While I doubt we'd add this built-in, I'm sure some enterprising lad or lass could whip 
up a bookmarklet to change the link color on/off.
Comment 4 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-11-07 17:38:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> While I doubt we'd add this built-in, I'm sure some enterprising lad or lass
could whip 
> up a bookmarklet to change the link color on/off.

Good idea. How about a quick hack of Jesse Ruderman's "zap colors" from (turns all links plain and black, but
makes sure they're underlined on hover; they're still links, after all):

javascript:(function(){var newSS, styles=':link, :visited, :link *, :visited * {
color: black !important; text-decoration:none !important } :link:hover, :link
*:hover {text-decoration:underline !important};'; if(document.createStyleSheet)
{ document.createStyleSheet("javascript:'"+styles+"'"); } else {
newSS=document.createElement('link'); newSS.rel='stylesheet';
document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(newSS); } })();

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