StopTheMadness 23.1
From: Jeff Johnson (
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:59:16 -0700 (PDT)
Hello mailing list subscribers.

Today I released StopTheMadness version 23.1 in the Mac App Store.

Here's what's new:

1) Known tracking parameters are removed from the end of the URL when you use 
the ⌘C and ⌘V keyboard shortcuts hovering over a link.

When the "Privacy" website option is enabled. StopTheMadness removes known 
tracking parameters (such as utm_source) from the end of the URL when you click 
on a link. Now in version 23.1, StopTheMadness also removes tracking parameters 
from the end of the URL when you use the ⌘C and ⌘V keyboard shortcuts on a 
link. These are enabled by the "Hover shortcuts" website option. When you hover 
over a link, ⌘C copies it to the clipboard, and ⌘V opens the link with the app 
you've selected to "Open link with" in StopTheMadness. More details are on the 
support page:

2) "utm_name" has been added to the list of known URL tracking parameters.

StopTheMadness already removed most utm_ parameters. The utm_name parameter is 
undocumented, but apparently it's used occasionally on the web, so added it to 
the list.

3) The "Show video controls" website option automatically removes transparent 
overlays from the web page only when there's actually a video on the page. This 
fixes breakage that could occur on pages without a video.

In StopTheMadness version 23.0, the "Show video controls" website option was 
enhanced to automatically remove transparent overlays from the web page. These 
overlays could prevent you from accessing video controls even when 
StopTheMadness forced them to appear. However, this change was applied to every 
site for which "Show video controls" was enabled, even if the web page had no 
videos on it. Unfortunately, attempting to remove transparent overlays can 
cause breakage on some web sites. Thus, in StopTheMadness version 23.1, I've 
fixed the "Show video controls" option to only attempt to remove transparent 
overlays on pages where there's actually a video.


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