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#1 Andrew

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:53 PM

I don't know what I'd do without this little gem. Probably the same thing, but not as happy.

The extension in question is called LinkAlert.

All it does is add a little icon next to your mouse pointer whenever you mouse over a link in FF. The icon represents what type of link it is. For example, it shows a little PDF icon when the link leads to a PDF, a little javascript icon if the link is calling javascript, another icon if the link will open a new window, and a couple of others.

Here's what the icons look like:
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The latest version also supports:
  • .torrent files
  • image files
  • Moxilla Extensions (XPI files)
  • Music Files
  • Regedit (.reg) files
  • text files
  • video files
  • AIM links (AOL Instant Messenger
  • E-mail links
  • FTP links
  • secure (https) links
  • internal links
  • external links
  • RSS links
plus you can add custom link types.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:53 PM

Looks like a nice little extension, Amazing Andrew.
Thanks for the tip.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:56 PM

This seems like a great addon. Thanks Amazing Andrew

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:13 PM

Very cool... extra points for Andrew in the tips department!

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:48 PM

Almost makes me wish I used FF instead of IE. Almost, but not quite. Now, if someone would just develop a little utility for IE that does the same thing....

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 03:04 AM

Good luck, waiting on that one, Dialer. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:53 AM

Heheheh, tg1911.... I have a special wish list called, "Not in my lifetime, but I can dream, can't I?"

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:10 AM

theres also another addon called CoolIris preview which lets you basically preview the link in a type of window thing. really useful

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 04:03 PM

Looks handy, thanks! :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:40 PM

theres also another addon called CoolIris preview which lets you basically preview the link in a type of window thing. really useful


I used to have CoolIris. I got rid of it because I didn't really see a need in it...it's easier just to middle click the link and open it in a new tab rather than wasting your time opening this small box.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:48 PM

Heheheh, tg1911.... I have a special wish list called, "Not in my lifetime, but I can dream, can't I?"

You have one of those lists, too?
I thought, I was the only one.
Well, actually, after fifty years, it's more of a book, than a list. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:38 AM

Good luck, waiting on that one, Dialer. :flowers:

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http://www.snap.com/about/addon.php

Well, OK, it's not as elegant as the one for FF that Amazing Andrew posted, but it exists! I doubt I'll download it, though.

As for the wish list, tg1911, I'll see your book and raise you a six-volume encyclopedia. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:20 AM

You win.
I fold. :thumbsup:
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