Remove Yahoo Tracking

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Yahoo Search is a nice tool for IT age. also I am using Yahoo Search in every seconds.
But there is a clever trick.
Search results will appear in a normal link.
However, behind the scenes, redirect for tracking is embedded.

This addon will remove such embedded tracking when click a link in Yahoo Search and open a link directly.

Remove tracking is performed in the following four patterns.

1. Left-click a link to open in that window.
2. Right-click on a link to open in a new tab.
3. Right-click on a link to open in a new window.
4. Copy a link and paste it into the URL bar.

Known Issues:
Sometimes 'Left-click the link to open in that window' was failed.
In my trouble shoot, Network monitor captured tracking removed url only.
So I think Firfox failed to refresh window in some internal conditions.
If firefox failed to refresh window, please use other patterns.

Since Version 1.1
Almost all yahoo tracking(redirect) was removed.
as a result, you can open yahoo page quickly.

2012/08/23
Known Issues part2 : (temporary fixed in Version 1.2, waiting for review by AMO Editors -> reviewed 2012/08/31)
Abort remove tracking for image.
Because some 2nd level pages did not display properly.
2012/08/30
I found a cause of issue that is a nest of tracking(redirect).
I am considering how to fix this issue.


Important Information: 2016/03/16
Mozilla is changing a lot of things about add-on development again. So this addon might be stop working in the future.
"The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons | Mozilla Add-ons Blog"
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2015/08/21/the-future-of-developing-firefox-add-ons/

"Add-ons/developer/communication - MozillaWiki - Upcoming Changes in Add-on Development"https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/developer/communication#Upcoming_Changes_in_Add-on_Development


Download files:

remove-yahoo-tracking-1.0.1-signed.1-signed.xpi
remove-yahoo-tracking-1.1.1-signed.1-signed.xpi
remove-yahoo-tracking-1.2.1-signed.1-signed.xpi
remove-yahoo-tracking-1.3.1-signed.1-signed.xpi


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