Tells journal publisher frames and popups to piss off!
Update June 3, 2018: Wiley Readcube has been re-killed!
Do you read academic journal articles on the World Wide Web using a computing machine of some kind??
Do you like to view the article PDF in your whole window and not in frames and pop-ups that academic journal publishers like to provide?
Good! Then, this is the right Chrome Extension for you!
- Eliminates useless PDF sidebars on select major publisher websites!
- Eliminates pop-up PDF windows on major journal article repositories that JStor and deliver Science Direct-ly to you!
- Doesn't really do anything else!
Enable/disable the extension on each publisher site by going to chrome://extensions > Piss Off > Options
Email me if you find a publisher whose annoying frames and popups slip through the cracks. Sometimes publishers revamp (i.e. break) their sites as well, so let me know if things change suddenly! Otherwise, enjoy!
NOTE ON PERMISSIONS:
Requested permissions are solely to identify journal publisher websites and extract the appropriate PDF location.
v0.37: Wiley Readcube has been re-killed!
v0.36: Some long overdue fixes, and deprecated support for some publishers who have finally given up on frames! Hurrah!
v0.35: Proquest support should be fixed. Added experimental support for the hub of science that shall not be named.
v0.34: Fixed JStor support due to site changes. Added satisfactory Springer support (I hope!). Fixed RSC support due to site changes.
v0.33: New quick url hack to impale the Readcube interface on Wiley and send you straight to the pdf. (Seriously, why do the publishers think anyone wants this??)
v0.32: Reverting a JStor bug fix.
v0.31: Squashed bugs that broke JStor compatibility. Added requested EBSCO support.
v0.30: Added new options panel accessible in chrome://extensions
v0.28: Added query string support for PDF + Supplementary Info implementation on some sites (e.g. PNAS). Prior to this version, the extension was recklessly discarding the query string.
v0.26: Bug fix for a situation in which Wiley URLs containing a proxy suffix would not be recognized correctly by the extension, leaving behind a hideous and monstrous header bar.
v0.25: Fix for another useless site change at sciencedirect that broke everything. (8/26/13)
v0.24: The hits just keep on coming. Here's a fix for RSC.
v0.23: Squashed a bug generated by a change at sciencedirect.com that permitted some pesky PDF popups if browsing from journal TOC pages.
v0.22: Added support for (destruction of!) Proquest.
v0.21: Quick sloppy fix for IEEEeeeeee!
v0.2: Supports (destroys!) more journal publisher websites. Eat it.
v0.1: First beta release.