Links creator with manual choice of format and preservation of the original name (only with the .desktop format).

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What is lcwmcfpon?

lcwmcfpon is a Firefox add-on by Christian Filteau. This add-on has 92 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.15. The latest version, 2.3, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 92 ▼ -2
Rating: 4.15 (13)
Version: 2.3 (Last updated: 2019-10-27)
Creation date: 2014-05-26
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • menus
  • storage
  • downloads
  • notifications
Size: 31.05K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
This extension allows you to save a link to a web page.

The available formats are:
- .desktop (Desktop Entry)
- .URL (Internet Shortcut)
- .webloc (Website Location)

There are already 2 other extensions that do the same thing: "deskCut" et "SaveLink".
The main differences with the latter are:
- Manual choice of formats.
- Preservation of the original name (only with the .desktop format).
- This is a "no restart" extension.

Note: On Windows, files are treated as if they were downloaded and must be unblocked.
Risk impact

lcwmcfpon requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

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Risk likelihood

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

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User reviews
I can't get this to work. I'm on Windows, latest Firefox. Everytime I right-click and select "Create .url link", I get the error message "Filename must not contain illegal characters". Config options were vanilla (unchanged from defaults). For good measure, I clicked "Reset options", still not working. I experimented with any config option that looked like it might fix it, but no luck. The page URLs I was experimenting with were simple, such as
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