How to remove Mayor Clifford Lee from the City of Charlottetown Website

The City of Charlottetown has a serviceable website with one fatal flaw: a very annoying video of Mayor Clifford Lee that’s forever popping up right when you’re looking for the telephone number for Public Works to tell them about drowning puppies or felled trees:

Tiny Clifford Lee

This is the kind of thing that gives the Internet a bad name, and the kind of thing that’s only looked upon kindly by those of a public relations bent (one can imagine the “wow, that would be cool” reactions when idea was proposed; there should have been a chaperone in attendance to ward this off).

Fortunately, what the web giveth, the web can easily take away. Here’s how you can make the tiny talking mayor permanently disappear, at least from Firefox:

  1. Location your Firefox “Profile” directory – find help here.
  2. Inside the directory, you should have a directory called chrome.
  3. Inside that chrome directory, either create or edit a file called userContent.css and inside that file put this CSS.
  4. Restart Firefox.

From there on in, you should forever be free of the tiny video mayor (should you ever have the desire to revisit the video, non-tiny-style, go here for a full-screen experience).


Dave Connolly's picture
Dave Connolly on November 17, 2010 - 21:53 Permalink

The Firefox Flashblock add-in works too without any editing, and you can enable flash content as desired.

citygal's picture
citygal on November 18, 2010 - 16:49 Permalink

I checked it out and found it fine..not bothersome at all. Me thinks you protest a little too much. Be Happy!!