Modern for Hacker News

Modern for Hacker News

A redesigned web interface for Hacker News. Enhance your Hacker News experience with a beautiful, clean, modern design that's fully customizable.

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What is Modern for Hacker News?

'Modern for Hacker News' is a Firefox add-on that personalizes your Hacker News experience with a clean, contemporary design. Installing this extension automatically applies enhanced features to existing Hacker News pages without requiring any additional effort. It supports all current functionalities of Hacker News while introducing improved attributes such as customizable themes, fonts and styles, improved comment experience, accessible user account features via menu, and an optional one-click switchback to the old design. Regular updates keep the add-on aligned with the changes in Hacker News HTML. The add-on is not endorsed by, affiliated with, or sponsored by Y Combinator.

Stats date:
Users: 742 ▲ 13
Rating: 4.73 (15)
Version: 1.14 (Last updated: 2022-11-13)
Creation date: 2022-09-07
Weekly download count: 19
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • *://*
Size: 7.23M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Enhance your Hacker News experience with a beautiful, clean, modern design that's fully customizable.

Once installed, this extension will simply apply the new look and features to existing Hacker News pages, without you having to do anything.

All current features on Hacker News are supported, this extension simply builds upon the existing interface to offer many improvements, including:

✔ Themes (light, classic HN, slate, dark, black) ✔ Fonts (sans, serif, change font size) ✔ Styles (column width, line height) ✔ History (quickly jump to stories you've previously viewed) ✔ Comments (inline reply + many other improvements) ✔ Index (switch between list / table view, customize columns) ✔ User accounts (all HN account features accessible from menu) ✔ Switch back to the old design (if needed) with one click ✔ More improvements planned for upcoming releases!

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Great looking
  • Highly customizable
  • A clean, curated universe
  • Dynamic, overlapping network of integrated platforms and services
  • Changes the look of HN to a more modern one
  • Beats all other extensions/alternative front-ends
  • Only works for the front page
  • Lack of info about the developer
  • Inability to use on iPad
  • Issues with login when extension is enabled
Most mentioned
  • Modern look
  • Customizable
  • Log in issue
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Risk impact

Modern for Hacker News 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

Modern for Hacker News has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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