Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]

Justin Pot 16-08-2012

remove page elementsRemove any element or section from any website in just two clicks. Page Eraser is an extension for Google Chrome that lets you customize any website in just two clicks.


The web can be a cluttered place full of stuffed sidebars, capricious comments and stupid social shortcuts. With Page Eraser you can rid of these annoying elements one at a time and slowly make your personal Internet into a place that only shows what you want to see.

EverNote Clearly and tools like it 5 Services That De-Clutter the Web for Readers Read More clean up individual pages for reading, but only work if you actively use them. Page Eraser allows you to manually pick which elements you’d rather not see on a particular webpage and then removes them every time you visit that page. Of course we’d prefer it if you didn’t use services like Page Eraser to remove ads – it’s how sites like ours make a living. It’s why Chris asked you to please whitelist us if you’re using AdBlock Please Whitelist MakeUseOf In Adblock: A Plea From a Former Adblock Filter Developer It’s no secret that we’re not huge fans of Adblock here at MakeUseOf. But we know that some of you won’t let go of Adblock until it’s pried out of your cold, dead hands. If... Read More . But as always, it’s up to you. but remember – we asked nicely!

Using Page Eraser

Install this plugin and you’ll see a simple eraser icon added at the top-right, where all Chrome plugins live. Click it and you can immediately start selecting elements to remove from your page. Just hover over them and you’ll see them highlighted.

For example – if, for some reason, you never wanted to see the “featured article” section of our site ever again you only need to move your mouse over it until it’s highlighted:

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Click and the item will immediately disappear. Even better – it will be gone every time you visit the site in the future.

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Be warned that seemingly similar elements are sometimes completely different, so you may find yourself removing the same elements over and over again. Your results will vary from site to site, but the plugin generally works well. Cached versions of a site could also interfere with the plugin, so sometimes you will need to reload a page while holding “CTRL” for the plugin to work.

Do you feel like you’ve removed too much from a site? You can access the plugin’s settings by right-clicking the eraser icon and clicking “Options“. Here you’ll see a few options, along with the ability to completely reset any site to it’s pre-Eraser form.


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You’ll need to start over, of course, but the site will become functional once again if you broke it. If you’re like me, you’ll remove everything you can until a given site is broken and wish this extension came with an “undo” tool. It doesn’t, so starting over is your only option.

Confused? This video outlines what this plugin can do for you, so check it out:

I can’t hope to sum it up better than that.


Download Page Eraser

If you’re ready to download, you’ll find Page Eraser in the Chrome Web Store, so installing this plugin couldn’t be easier.

Note that you need at least Chrome 20 for the plugin to work, so ensure you’re up-to-date before you try it out. You’re almost certainly up to date, but it never hurts to check if something’s not working.


This plugin isn’t perfect – sometimes it seems like certain elements just won’t go away – but when it works it’s a simple way to simplify any site. I’m enjoying it and hope you do too.

What sites are you using Page Eraser on? Share them in the comments below.


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  1. Anna
    April 19, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Please help me find something that i can block/remove/delete/hide/disable something in a page i visit more than once but when i use phone. For computer i found already a solution. How can i remove a picture or a word link from a site by using phone? I want to disappear every inappropriate image or word appearing to any site i visit.

  2. scarlet
    March 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Hy ! I was trying to remove a video from a website and it didn't worked. How's that ? I tried to erase some toolbars or text, there have been erased for the moment , but after i refreshed the page they appeared again.

    • Justin Pot
      March 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      This is a pretty ancient tool at this point and might not work on all sites, sorry about that.

  3. Sebastian Hadinata
    August 22, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Wow.. Another AdBlock alternative... Gotta try this one

  4. Leonard Ivan Padilla
    August 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    you can also use stylebot and adblock

  5. Shehan Nirmal
    August 20, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Thanks, that's a good tool for those who use slow internet connections, like me... :)

    • Hari
      August 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

      This will not reduce the page size, though might help with reducing the number of resources loaded, but then AdBlock is much better option for that purpose.

  6. StefanyBaez
    August 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    This is awesome! Great for those websites filled with NSFW ads, just erase em' and you're good to go :D

    • Justin Pot
      August 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Great point: those ads can make otherwise work-safe sites completely unsafe.

  7. Soren
    August 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    AdBlock Plus kinda does the same with EasyFilters. Also, I wish Page Eraser allowed for per-site setting of whether page structure should be maintained or not

  8. Dany Bouffard
    August 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Can you also unerase when you want using this extension ?

    • Tug Ricks
      August 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

      Yep. But when doing so you get rid of all the elements that were previously erased on that website. (You can't un-erase a specific element.)

  9. David
    August 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Need one of these for Firefox. Quality and amount of extensions has always been Firefox's primary strength.

    • patchi
      August 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Nuke everything i think is the name. Useful tool if you hate portions of sites i agree.

    • Doug
      August 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      I've used Nuke Anything on Firefox in the past and really liked it. I have since switched to Chrome and hadn't found anything similar. This looks great.

    • Rahul Prabhu
      August 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

      There is a bookmarklet called printliminator. Its basically just a piece of javascript code. All you need to do is bookmark it and click on the bookmark when you want to use it on any site. No need for any add-ons and works on every browser! Google it for the link.

      • Justin Pot
        August 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        Does it remember what to remove from a particular site, or is it just a one-time thing?

  10. GrrGrrr
    August 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Good one, thanks Justin.