Text Rewriter

Text Rewriter

Rewrite customizable patterns in a page. Created mostly for personal amusement, inspired by XKCD #1288 and "cloud to butt." By default provides a sensible "mispell" -> "misspell" replacement. Also in Chrome: https://goo.gl/r1FXGf

What is Text Rewriter?
Text Rewriter is a Firefox add-on that allows you to rewrite customizable patterns on webpages. It uses JavaScript regular expressions to perform replacements, including backrefs and captures. The addon also has a feature to disable substitutions on specific domains and an experimental live update feature for dynamic text.
Stats
By: pelmers
Users: 147 ▼ -7
Rating: 4.44 (16)
Version: 1.8.1 (Last updated: 2022-02-11)
Creation date: 2015-03-23
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 26.65K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Firefox plugin to rewrite phrases in pages.

Supports any Javascript regular expressions, including backrefs and captures. I just visit the visible text nodes on the page and use nodeValue.replace for each provided pattern. This means if there is an overlapping pair of patterns A -> B and B -> C, then both A and B go to C.

Clicking the icon in the taskbar disables the addon for that domain. For example maybe you went a little overzealous with the substitutions and want to disable it on Slack because of possible... misunderstandings.

Also has an experimental live update feature that will perform replacements on any text that appears even after the page loaded (such as Youtube captions). Enable this from the options page.

User reviews
tried 4 different extensions. this one is the only one that did what I needed.
by Ilya Tovbin, 2023-04-29
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Safety
Risk impact

Text Rewriter is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Text Rewriter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Text Rewriter has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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