Wikipedia Vector Skin

Wikipedia Vector Skin

This extension restores the old Wikipedia Layout and Design by appending "?useskin=vector" to Wikipedia URLs.

What is Wikipedia Vector Skin?
'Wikipedia Vector Skin' is a Firefox extension aimed at easing users' experience with recent changes in Wikipedia's design. The add-on seamlessly reverts the interface to the old, familiar layout on all Wikipedia articles and Wikimedia projects without requiring to register an account or manually alter the URL. Constantly updated, it resolves previous bugs and issues, ensuring smooth navigation. Notably, it respects user privacy and does not collect or submit any data.
Stats
By: Amanano
Rating: 4.75 (20)
Version: 1.3 (Last updated: 2023-01-25)
Creation date: 2023-01-19
Weekly download count: 11
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*.mediawiki.org/*
  • *://*.wikipedia.org/*
  • *://*.wiktionary.org/*
  • *://*.wikiquote.org/*
  • *://*.wikiversity.org/*
  • *://*.wikivoyage.org/*
  • *://*.wikimedia.org/*
  • See more
Size: 8.90K
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Summary

If you don't like the new look of Wikipedia, they give you the choice between registering an account to get the old look or manually appending "?useskin=vector" to any URL. If you don't want to do either of those, just use this light-weight extension. Just install it and the old look is back on all Wikipedia article pages. Now also works on all other Wikimedia projects.

v1.1 also works on Mediawiki .org. v1.2 had a bug fixed and should cause no more redirect loops. v1.3 had a bug fixed. It also should work on all Wikimedia projects now (which I could only test partially, since most of their projects still use the old skin at the moment - so please provide feedback in case of any problems).

Privacy: This extension does NOT submit any data anywhere.

User reviews
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Pros
  • lightweight
  • works like a charm
  • saves from new Wikipedia skin
Cons
  • not available for Android
  • issues with Wikipedia search results
Most mentioned
  • saves from new Wikipedia skin
  • not available for Android
  • issues with Wikipedia search results
Recent reviews
Nice! Could you add a options panel for adding sites to the list... Or could you please add https://wiki.archlinux.org/ to the list?
by VanC, 2024-05-03

The biggest problem with this addon is that it is not available for android. The new wikipedia look is atrocious and a UX nightmare.
by Babilon, 2024-03-25

nice addon, small and works like a charm! can you add https://www.antwiki.org/ please?
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Safety
Risk impact

Wikipedia Vector Skin 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 Wikipedia Vector Skin if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Wikipedia Vector Skin has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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