Bypass the Steam link filter
Is the new Steam link filter bothering you? Then this is the answer! Link Unclogger catches the request to the link filter and redirects you to the page you want.
- (2019-08-23) Draol E: Thank god. I'm not 6 years old, Valve, I understand what links are. This was getting very annoying.
- (2018-02-12) Zakari M bello: love it
- (2017-09-03) Patrick: Thank god no more awful Steam Link Filters
- (2017-01-31) Zach Fett: No longer works.
- (2016-08-02) Sammysapphire: Doesn't really work right.. It makes steam open up a phantom steam window that doesn't load anything whenever I click a link and the link won't open until I close the window.
- (2016-03-08) dmarble: Good app
- (2015-12-23) Adam Kroupa: Awesome thing. I am not stupid to click random links, thanks Gaben.....
- (2015-10-24) Michal Kováč: You are the real MVP. Thanks!
- (2015-07-09) Brad Ellis: Works great
- (2015-05-10) Sean O'Hollaren: Just... thank you.
- (2015-04-02) Craig Provo: Awesome extension, it's pathetic that someone had to write an extension for this.
- (2014-09-25) Fundal Minduck: Much love to you!
- (2014-09-14) Thingolus Thingolus: Works great
- (2014-09-14) Jun Meer: 5/5.
- (2014-09-07) Zachary Bourgeois: Have my children.
- (2014-09-07) Andrew M: da bess
- (2014-08-24) Steven Orthey: works fine
- (2014-08-24) M B: Good.
- (2014-08-21) Owen Vaughn: Thankyou! If there are saints, you most certainly are one.
- (2014-08-16) Samantha Stephens: just as advertised, up yours steam link filter
- (2014-08-16) Jordan Barnes: I love you
- (2014-08-09) Joshua Harman: God bless you, sir. Go to hell, Valve.
- (2014-08-04) Matthew: Thanks very much. Steam dev team needs to think twice before adding something as annoying as this "link filter"
- (2014-08-02) Andy Cormack: Yes, just.. yes. The fact that Valve added a link filter to Steam without an option to disable it was very annoying, now it's all gone, thanks!
- (2014-07-28) Joel Nichols: It's a tiny extension that adds a nice quality of life improvement to Chrome. Would recommend.
- (2017-04-28, v:1.0) Martin Rys: Licensing and source code
Hi, I can't see the source code for this plugin nor the license. Is some free and open license used? If not, would it be possible to use GPL-like license?(or GPL itself) if not, why not?
- (2015-08-13, v:1.0) UltimatePotato: Does not work on steam forums
The filters seems to get a bit derpy on the steam forums and ends up breaking the links. Am I the only one with this problem? http://forums.steampowered.com/
- (2014-10-16, v:1.0) James Beegle: No contact info
This may be intentional, but you have no contact information listed anywhere, leaving the awful Web Store as the only way to contact you. Consider adding your Steam Community ID (searching for 'Lappy' brings up almost 400 results), a website, GitHub or Twitter username, or something like that.
- (2014-10-16, v:1.0) James Beegle: Improper handling of HTTP filter URLs
Though every linkfilter URL I've seen is HTTPS, other sites or users typing manually may omit the 's', or the scheme name altogether. Since your filter matches HTTP requests, it attempts to handle such requests and promptly mangles them, resulting in this error: "Unchecked runtime.lastError while running webRequestInternal.eventHandled: redirectUrl '/example.com' is not a valid URL. " This can be easily fixed by modifying the filter to only match HTTPS urls, since Steam currently redirects HTTP requests to HTTPS, or by examining the URL and properly removing the filter parts instead of just blindly stripping some characters off the front.
- (2014-10-16, v:1.0) James Beegle: Clicking filtered links brings up a blank page
Clicking on a filtered link in the forums opens a new tab with the original filter URL in the omnibar and a blank page below. After some poking around in the Developer Tools and modifying the code, I think I know what the issue is. For some reason, any redirectUrl that doesn't start with a proper scheme shows as cancelled in the Network tab. I'm not sure why this happens (considering it works fine when typed in), or why no one else seems to be having this issue, but it seems like it could be solved pretty easily by reducing the substring parameter to 38, leaving the scheme name and colon intact. This would also fix the extra character in HTTPS links causing the redirectUrl to start with a colon, which I'm not sure how Chrome will handle.