If the URL of a displayed page has a query string, our icon is in the omnibox. Click to reload the page without the query string.
If the URL of a displayed page has a query string, our icon is in the omnibox. Click it to reload the page without the query string. This is just a shortcut utility for when you want to accomplish this so that you don't have to manually go through this process. Use cases include when following a link from a feed that causes a pre-roll ad before you can watch a video. In many cases, the notification to show you the ad comes from the query parameters. If you reload the page without them, you see the video with no ad. There are many times when you may like to reload the page without query parameters. This just makes that process slightly easier and slightly quicker.
- (2021-05-13) Ken D: Does not work. Hope it's not malicious :-/ Removing.
- (2021-04-12) John Murphy: doesn't work for me
- (2020-08-16) Michael Ryan: It didn't seem to work. I had an eBay page open with a query included in the URL. The icon did not appear in the omnibox (address bar area), but there was an extension icon at the right with all other extensions. I clicked that button and then "Strip Query String", which just opened a new tab to the extension page on the Chrome web store. The eBay page with the query was not reloaded, and the query remained in the address. I also tested with an Amazon url, and the icon didn't appear in the omnibox nor was the query removed when the button was clicked. This extension seems to be exactly what I'm looking for, but I couldn't get it to work. I want an extension that provide the ability to remove the URL query manually. I don't want something that automatically removes tracking queries or anything like that. When I want a query to be remove, I'd like to click a button and have it removed. Simple.