Link Cleaner

Link Cleaner

Clear unnecessary components from the URL query string and potentially improve your privacy.

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What is Link Cleaner?

Link Cleaner is an Edge add-on that allows you to remove or replace parts of a URL's query string, improving privacy. It works by matching and substituting patterns in the URL, providing an ON|OFF switch to enable or disable the extension. This add-on only affects loading URLs or links in tabs or windows and doesn't modify the link's href within the page.

Users: 251 ▼ -10
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2022-06-19)
Creation date: 2020-12-01
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 48.03K
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Link Cleaner extension removes or replaces desired parts from a URL (in a tab or iframe).

To work with this addon, please first open the options page. In the middle section, add a regex filter to match the request URL on the left side, then write a regex substitution pattern on the right side. The first match of the regex filter within the URL on the left will be replaced with the pattern on the right. In the regex substitution pattern, backslash-escaped digits (\1 to \9) are used to insert the corresponding capture groups. \0 refers to the entire matching text (see sample rule #1). Please note that the toolbar button is the ON|OFF switch to enable or disable the extension.

Note: this extension only works when a URL or link is about to load in a tab or window; it does not change the link's href within the page.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill out the bug report form on the addon's homepage (

Risk impact

Link Cleaner may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Link Cleaner has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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