Remove “Embed Quote” button from selected text on Quora on Mozilla Firefox

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“Embed quote” is a really annoying “feature” on Quora where a button pops up with “Embed quote” written on it whenever you select some text. I tried to find a method to disable this for Mozilla Firefox browser, but was unable to find one. Fortunately, I found an extension for chrome that does exactly what I was looking for. I did some digging and found that it was applying a very simple CSS modification to all pages on quora.com. Here is the CSS code, which can be applied using Stylish addon for firefox:

@-moz-document domain("quora.com") {
   .hover_menu.quote_hover_menu {
   display: none !important;
   }
}

I have also uploaded the css file on my website. The following instructions show step-by-step method to install it on firefox:

  1. Install stylish addon for Firefox. Go to this url and click on “Add to Firefox”. Stylish allows users to install run custom css on specific websites.
  2. Type about:addons in the URL bar and press enter. Then click on “User Styles” in the left navigation bar.
  3. On the top of the page, click “Install from URLs…” and enter http://brijeshkumar.com/customjs/quora_byebye_embed_quote.css in the dialog box and press enter. Then it will open another dialog box, enter any name you like for the script and press enter. I gave Quora Embed Quote as the script name.
  4. Make sure the the script is enabled. The symbol would be colored if the script is enabled.
  5. Open a new tab and visit quora.com and “Embed Quote” feature is gone.

Thank you for reading. Please leave comments if you find it helpful.

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