Neo Diggler

Neo Diggler

Neo Diggler is a small but powerful add-on for Firefox. It adds a customisable menu button next to the address bar with navigation and modification actions relevant to the current URL.

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What is Neo Diggler?

Neo Diggler is a Firefox add-on by Neil Bird. This add-on has 106 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 2.1.1, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 106
Rating: 5.00 (4)
Version: 2.1.1 (Last updated: 2018-04-21)
Creation date: 2006-11-04
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • clipboardWrite
  • menus
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 44.58K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
The button's menu allows you navigate up through the current URL's parents, to visit the equivalent ftp URL, or to visit the site in  A click on the menu button also provides a clear the location bar (something like the one in Konqueror) - useful for keyboard free browsing.

It also has the ability to add custom URL conversions/manipulations.

Explanation of required permissions
  • Input data to the clipboard — copies file:/// URLs to the clipboard for pasting (in lieu of automatic access).
  • Access browser tabs — change the URL of the current tab.
Neo Diggler is an adopted re-write of the original Diggler ( by Adam Lock, which although popular (it has spawned a number of Firefox-1.5 patches and clones) has sadly been neglected and, as of its last official release (0.9) only worked up to Firefox 1.0.*. It has now been re-written as a WebExtension. See the installed ChangeLog that shows up on update for the differences it now has in the way it works. Here's an example for those tempted to try the custom tool-action feature: open the preferences, create a new action, then enter "Visit 'http' site" for the name, "^https:.*" for the expression, tick the "use as menu label" item, and finally "http://$h" in the action field. This will create a new entry when on https sites that will take you to the http version of the site. Try adding another that goes to the https from the http. If you have any problems, please contact me directly (don't use the comments form as a poor man's forum), although I can't promise immediate results as I'm not [yet] that familiar with the code.
Risk impact

Neo Diggler requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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