Posts Tagged ‘links’

Relink

October 5, 2007

Sometimes people don’t use a url-shortening service and post long urls in messageboards which get broken up. To view this broken link you’d have to copy the link, paste it in the location bar of new tab, remove the spaces, and only then can you press enter. Or you could use this extension! Simply highlight the link, spaces and all, and hit Ctrl+Enter.

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
Simply highlight the link, spaces and all, and hit Ctrl+Enter. Also works with long multi-line urls as can sometimes happen in emails.

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)

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ShortStuff

October 4, 2007

Screenshot of ShortStuff Firefox extension

 

Sometimes you want to paste a URL on a messageboard or email, but it’s too long. So you use a url shortening service, but that adds an extra step to the copying and pasting process. This add-on eliminates that step.

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
Right click on a page, link or image and select “Shorten this address”. This will shorten the url of the page, link or image location. Watch the icon near the bottom right hand corner of your browser window to know when the conversion process has started and finished. Once it has finished, you may paste as per normal, and the shortened url will be pasted. The icon can also be click to start a page url conversion. Right-click the icon and select “Options…” to choose your url shortening service.

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)