A browser extension that cleans pages of the sticky elements and shows them when needed. Fast and simple
Many websites have sticky headers, social buttons and other things which are always on the screen. Sometimes they are useful, but most of the time it's junk that simply occupies the screen space. Sticky Ducky automatically cleans the page of the sticky elements and shows them again when you need it. You can show them on hover or on scroll.
There is experimental support for the mobile devices with Firefox.
As more websites I visit started putting sticky junk on the page, it got annoying. All solutions I found were doing similar things: removing fixed elements from DOM or setting display to none, searching them with the inline style, required user input to block an element.
I wanted an extension that would never break website layout and do its job automatically. So I created a simple one that hid the headers on several news websites. Later that year after https://daringfireball.net/2017/06/medium_dickbars was published on Hacker News, I realized that a lot of people feel the same way and may want to use it too. So, after several rounds of rewrites and polishing it's ready for release. Enjoy!
Some sticky elements like navigation may be useful to display. Sticky Ducky lets you do it quickly.
You can whitelist the sticky elements on the websites or individual pages. The whitelist rules support a limited subset of Adblock Plus filters format. Notably, the wildcards are currently not supported.
.jira.will whitelist the stickies on any domain if the URL has that pattern.
||corp.comwhitelists everything on
All URL patterns can be combined with the individual selectors:
For example, with the entry
||bugtracker.corp.com###header Sticky Ducky would ignore the header on every page of the bugtracker.corp.com but treat the other stickies as usual.
Selectors must be simple:
#id is okay but
div.class is not. The selectors are passed inside of
:not that has tight constraints.
If you'd like to support this project, please send examples of websites with unusual stickies, pull requests, issues, or donate to