Remove garbage from URLs.
Neat URL cleans URLs, removing parameters such as Google Analytics' utm parameters.
Custom rules can be added using the global format or the domain specific format (parameter@domain). A domain specific parameter would be, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A parameter is something that starts with ?. You can add your own parameter in the options of Neat URL. The ? is ommitted in the options, so a ?ved parameter becomes "ved". There are a few exceptions to this rule (see below)
Parameters can be global (for every domain):
Parameters can contain @ signs (domain-specific):
Parameters can contain @ signs with a wildcard so every subdomain will match too:
Parameters can contain @ signs with a wildcard at the end of a domain name (matches every domain name which begins with "google" and ends in an unknown suffix:
Parameters can also apply globally (first rule), except for a (wilcard) domain (second rule):
The excluded domain always takes precedence. Should you include "ref" and "!ref", "!ref" will apply.
Other valid parameters (exceptions to the ? rule):
#xtor=RSS-8 (remove this parameter - be sure to include its value as well when you are using anchor tags)
$/ref@amazon.* (remove everything after /ref on amazon domains - this will only apply when there are no query parameters left after removing the filtered query parameters)
$$/ref@amazon.* (remove everything after /ref on amazon domains - this will always apply, even when there are other query parameters after removing the filtered query parameters - this option is available because the user should be in control but beware that double dollar signs are dangerous, it might break the URL)
param@*.google.* (too many wildcards)
!ved (this is some random string - not supported, but it might work)
/ref@amazon.*$ (dollar sign should be at the beginning)
Neat URL is based on Lean URL. Neat URL contains a few improvements:
* set your own URL parameters on the options page (to reach feature parity with Pure URL)
* fixed for recent Firefox versions
* a nice animation in the toolbar (can be changed or disabled)
* domain-specific blocked parameters (to reach feature parity with Pure URL)
* wildcard domain-specific blocked parameters
Bug reports and feature requests
You can open an issue on GitHub. Please include "Neat URL" in the title of the newly created issue: https://github.com/Smile4ever/firefoxaddons/issues/new