extension ExtPose

Disable Slack Wysiwyg

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Description from extension meta

Disables Slack Wysiwyg 'Feature'. Based on Kevin Fahy's script at https://github.com/kfahy/slack-disable-wysiwyg-bookmarklet.

Image from store Disable Slack Wysiwyg
Description from store UPDATE (2019-12-18): The script this extension is based on no longer works (as of Slack version hash 0756f06a6f0457de4e355149a4321a9abb8befa5). For more information (or to help fix this), read the issue: https://github.com/kfahy/slack-disable-wysiwyg-bookmarklet/issues/27. Disables Slack's new wysiwyg text editor. Slack used to have the ability to use markdown in their text. They changed this permanently for all users without the ability to go back. Per Arthur O’Dwyer on his blog entry that was posted on Hacker News (https://quuxplusone.github.io/blog/2019/11/20/slack-rich-text-box/, 2019-11-20): >>> Slack has just recently rolled out a “WYSIWYG text input” widget to its Web browser interface. (Apparently, the phased rollout started at the beginning of November 2019, but it’s just now starting to hit the workspaces that I participate in.) The user experience of using this new input method is really, really, really bad. Kevin Fahy created a short script that allows users to disable the new wysiwyg editor (https://github.com/kfahy/slack-disable-wysiwyg-bookmarklet). This extension is adapted from that script: Github: https://github.com/pocc/no-wysiwyg. To see it in action, look at the screenshot. Inspired by the Hacker News articles: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21589647, https://github.com/kfahy/slack-disable-wysiwyg-bookmarklet

Latest reviews

  • (2019-12-13) Andrew Kravchuk: Works once in several page reloads (sometimes does not work at all). When it does though, it is a bliss.
  • (2019-11-29) Talha Mansoor: Thanks a lot for writing this extensions. It works perfectly.
  • (2019-11-24) John Smith: Thank you! This extension makes slack usable again. Just install it and it works in the background.


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4.0 (3 votes)
Last update / version
2019-12-20 / 0.1.1
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