De-Blackout Wikipedia with This Bookmarklet

De-Blackout Wikipedia with This BookmarkletYes, Wikipedia is blacked out to protest SOPA, the bill that wants to censor your internet. We're already staunchly anti-SOPA around Lifehacker HQ, so while we're all for the blackout (solidarity!), it's kind of preaching to the choir. And while we've rounded up a few ways to circumvent the blackout, the best yet comes courtesy of Chris Beidelman.

Says Chris:

Some simple Javascript fixes the Wikipedia blackout:

 Javascript:document.body.removeChild(document.getElementById("mw-sopaOverlay"));var a=document.getElementById("content").style.display="block";var a=document.getElementById("mw-head").style.display="block";var a=document.getElementById("mw-panel").style.display="block";var a=document.getElementById("footer").style.display="block";var a=document.getElementById("mw-page-base").style.display="block";var a=document.getElementById("mw-head-base").style.display="block"; 

Just open the Wikipedia article, paste the above code into the address bar, and hit enter. Can be made into a bookmarklet.

It's a lot easier to click a bookmark than copy and paste that JavaScript text every time you want to de-blackout a page, so just drag and drop the link below into your bookmark toolbar and click it whenever you want to de-blackout a page on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia White <- drag and drop this link to your browser's bookmark toolbar

Thanks Chris!

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