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Monday, September 16, 2019

Transport wiki >>> IG

If you use Chrome or Brave, there is absolutely no need to utilize Wikipedia ever again. All you need to do is add the Transporter extension and you'll automatically be transported to Infogalactic every time you click on a Wikipedia link.

This extension allows the user to move between Wiki and IG.

Auto-redirects from Wikipedia to Infogalactic's version of that page (whether entering via a link or the address bar).

Clicking the extension button shuttles you back to the Wiki version and disables auto-redirect for that tab, and clicking again takes you back to Infogalactic. If you navigate away, on that tab, to some website outside either Wiki or IG, it'll reset the behaviour back to auto-redirecting. 

Behaviour is also bound to the tab in which the clicking took place. If you click the button, thus disabling auto-redirect, and open a new tab, that new tab will obey the default redirect behaviour, i.e. taking you to Infogalactic if you visit Wikipedia.

There is also a Firefox version.

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48 Comments:

Blogger Dave Dave September 16, 2019 9:51 AM  

There's an extension on Firefox as well for anyone who didn't get the memo not to use it.

Blogger VD September 16, 2019 9:57 AM  

Thanks, added that link as well. Permanent links are on right sidebar.

Blogger Matt September 16, 2019 10:00 AM  

This works with the Dissenter browser as well (which is a fork of Chromium) for those that prefer that over Chrome.

Blogger Gr8Again September 16, 2019 10:02 AM  

Fantastic! This is what I needed! My browser and every search engine always pushes me toward Wikipedia and sometimes I just don't feel like going through the extra effort to manually go to Infogalactic (shame on me). This extension solves the issue flawlessly.

Blogger Lukas Brunnor September 16, 2019 10:04 AM  

Very nice. I've been using Infogalactic on my rabbit hole daytrips lately. Great resource to have at our finger tips.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 16, 2019 10:11 AM  

How does one add the extension thru that link?

Blogger Talios Hammerfist September 16, 2019 10:11 AM  

This is called crushing. Thanks a ton!

Blogger peacefulposter September 16, 2019 10:16 AM  

Wasn't sure if I should click on that Chrome link in Brave but it worked!

Thanks.

Blogger Salt September 16, 2019 10:17 AM  

This works well in Brave. Excellent.

Blogger Owen September 16, 2019 10:28 AM  

I’ve installed on brave and I can vouch for its effectiveness. Great to see the infogalactic pages when I do searches!!

Blogger Sweet, Sweet Victory September 16, 2019 10:31 AM  

What is everyone's opinion about the Brave search engine? I saw it advertizef by (((Facebook))) and that rose some red signs from me.

Blogger Crew September 16, 2019 10:56 AM  

I really like the new intro to the DarkStream!

Blogger Warunicorn September 16, 2019 10:56 AM  

Sweet, Sweet Victory wrote:What is everyone's opinion about the Brave search engine? I saw it advertizef by (((Facebook))) and that rose some red signs from me.

Search engine? Did you mean DuckDuckGo? Brave is a browser. (An excellent one at that.)

Blogger Twisted Root September 16, 2019 11:11 AM  

Thank you.

Blogger Max Boivin September 16, 2019 11:32 AM  

I have been using the transporter plugin for months and I like it. The only thing I would like to change is that it wouldn't redirect page that are not in English (since there is no InfoGalactic in other languages).

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction September 16, 2019 11:38 AM  

Excellent

Blogger Silent Cal September 16, 2019 11:50 AM  

Works great! Thank you!

Blogger Frumanchu September 16, 2019 12:04 PM  

Works great in the Edge Chromium Beta as well

Blogger Rabid Ratel September 16, 2019 12:16 PM  

@Mark Bovin, as soon as VD gives the go-ahead for translations of Infogalactic, you are more than welcome to join in the effort. Please use patience until then.

Blogger Talios Hammerfist September 16, 2019 12:22 PM  

Everyone who downloads the extension should go leave a positive review of it on the web app store.

Blogger Ostar September 16, 2019 12:37 PM  

Hah - even when I try to go to Wikipedia directly it takes me to Infogalactic! So in other words, works great!

Curious to see how it works on those games that have wikipedia links in their gameplay screens (for more info).

Blogger James Jones September 16, 2019 12:43 PM  

Brilliant and so simple. Thank you.

Blogger JG September 16, 2019 12:43 PM  

Done.

Blogger tweell September 16, 2019 12:47 PM  

Flawless and seamless with Brave. Thank you.

Blogger White Rationalism September 16, 2019 12:49 PM  

Using Brave now and very much liking it. Glad I found out about it from VD. Thanks! Brave is much faster.

Installed the extension. Just did a search for Monsanto in Brave using Infogalactic extension and compared Monsanto in Chrome using Wikipedia. Infogalactic has much more information.

The difference is Orwellian. We're truly living in scary times where evil attempts to hide the truth at every turn. 1984 is here.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 16, 2019 12:50 PM  

I take it you have to have the chrome browser on the computer, since I have a cheap Mac with Safari and Brave only I don't get a download button when I click the link.

Blogger Pierre September 16, 2019 12:51 PM  

Convenient. I like it.

Feedback: the extension asks for permission to access all data from all websites I browse. I'd prefer if it requested permission to access just *.wikipedia.* ...

Blogger Doktor Jeep September 16, 2019 12:51 PM  

Working on my end. Thanks!

Blogger Original H September 16, 2019 12:58 PM  

I've been using Transporter for over a year and love it. If the developer is on here, I have a feature request/bug fix request:

If you try to go to a Wikipedia link that's in a language other than English, you end up being redirected to a non-existant Infogalactic page. Could you tweak the URL filter to not redirect xx.wikipedia.org where xx is a language other than English?

Blogger Unknown September 16, 2019 1:04 PM  

Testing to see why my name won't appear. Mods can delete this.

Owl Defeats Libel

Blogger John Kim September 16, 2019 1:11 PM  

This is awesome

Blogger Unknown September 16, 2019 1:15 PM  

It works great and its not to difficult to get working on chrome if youre even remotely conputer literate.

Blogger Steve Samson September 16, 2019 1:27 PM  

Fantastic, thank you.

Blogger Elijah September 16, 2019 1:50 PM  

just did this. its great. will never have to read the wiki propaganda again!!

Blogger emx1 September 16, 2019 2:23 PM  

1. Awesome, and this method should be used more and more, even as a DNS/URL overlay/anti-ban mechanism.

2. The plugin needs to have an option to switch off for certain languages: I frequently use Russian Wikipedia, which doesn’t have filled-out Infogalactic pages. Guessing other European users here will have similar issues.

Blogger The Other Donald September 16, 2019 2:28 PM  

Thank you, SDL.

Blogger Gareth September 16, 2019 3:41 PM  

Brilliant, this is just what I have wanted for a long time.

Blogger Gettimothy September 16, 2019 3:44 PM  

Thank you futurebebop!

Blogger Jeff Godley September 16, 2019 4:40 PM  

Awesome. Installed on all my computers. Good riddance, Woke-ipedia.

Thanks futurebebop!

Blogger Jeff Godley September 16, 2019 4:43 PM  

Next step is to try Brave. I really need to de-Google my life.

Blogger Sargent.matrim September 16, 2019 5:39 PM  

Thanks for that. I'll set it up on my browser. I've been using info-galactic heaps and recommending it to everyone I can.

Blogger Arcux September 16, 2019 6:23 PM  

This sounds great, but I have to be honest, the warning "It can: Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" gives me some pause.

Blogger Linda Fox September 16, 2019 6:41 PM  

Works like a charm!

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare September 16, 2019 6:51 PM  

Will this version work with Android, or is it desktop only, as the "install on desktop" button indicates?

Blogger Johannmon September 16, 2019 8:46 PM  

About 2 weeks ago I compared the Wikipedia entry of "Brianna Wu" to the Infogalactic entry...

Blogger Dirk Manly September 17, 2019 2:54 PM  

@34

"just did this. its great. will never have to read the wiki propaganda again!!"

Infogalactic is a fork of Wikipedia.

The Wiki propaganda won't be gone until it's physically cleaned out of IG. Do your part, and clean up some pages. Removing references, to say, non-existent AGW would be a good start.

Blogger Rory September 17, 2019 11:04 PM  

Developer of the extension here. Please contact me: futurebebop - at - gmail.com if you're having any problems with it. I have only done basic testing with it, and am only a junior developer myself, so there's bound to be something that needs tightening up (I remember running into some issue or another when accessing certain wikimedia or foreign language versions of wikipedia).

Blogger Straw Hat Bear September 25, 2019 9:06 AM  

Looking forward to trying this add-in!

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