Canonical

Canonical

Allows you to quickly navigate to or copy the canonical version of the URL you're on, if available.

What is Canonical?

Canonical is a Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly navigate to or copy the canonical version of the URL you're on if available. It helps improve professionalism, attribution, bookmarking, social media sharing, and privacy.

Stats
Users: 236 ▲ 3
Rating: 4.00 (6)
Version: 1.2 (Last updated: 2023-02-07)
Creation date: 2018-01-24
Weekly download count: 5
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
Size: 14.20K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Allows you to quickly navigate to or copy the canonical version of the URL you're on, if available.

What? In a nutshell, a canonical link is the "clean" or official version of a webpage URL.

Example of a non-canonical URL:

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPhone-GSM-Unlocked-5-8/dp/B075QMZH2L/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1516789917&sr=1-3&keywords=iphone+x

Example of a canonical URL:

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPhone-GSM-Unlocked-5-8/dp/B075QMZH2L

See the difference? One has tracking info, tags, and queries, which are generally only useful for the site owner, where the cleaner, more human-readable version is better for use with: bookmarking, linking to from a website or social media, marketing materials, and search engines.

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User reviews
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Safety
Risk impact

Canonical is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Canonical if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Canonical has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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