Open external links in a container

Open external links in a container

This extension enables support for opening links in specific containers using custom protocol handler. It works for terminal, OS shortcuts and regular HTML pages.

What is Open external links in a container?
'Open External Links in a Container' is a versatile Firefox add-on providing a custom protocol handler to open URLs in specific containers. It manages terminal commands, OS shortcuts, and internal invocations, also allowing new container creation and customization. It's capable of pinning tabs and opening in reader mode, functioning well in conjunction with other extensions.
Stats
By: Denys H
Users: 1,883 ▲ 34
Rating: 4.90 (51)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2020-05-09)
Creation date: 2019-08-31
Weekly download count: 24
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextualIdentities
  • cookies
Size: 31.33K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Features

  • provides custom protocol handler to open URLs in containers
  • supports both command line and internal invocations
  • supports creation of containers on the fly
  • supports setting colors and icons when creating new containers
  • supports tabs pinning
  • supports opening tabs in reader mode
  • works well in combination with other extensions
Usage examples Open https://mozilla.org in a container named MyContainer. $ firefox 'ext+container:name=MyContainer&url=https://mozilla.org' Open https://mozilla.org in a container named MyContainer. If the container doesn't exist, create it using an orange coloured fruit icon. Also, pin the tab. $ firefox 'ext+container:name=MyContainer&color=orange&icon=fruit&url=https://mozilla.org&pinned=true' Also it will work with the links on the site: <a href="ext+container:name=MyContainer&url=https://mozilla.org">Mozilla.Org in MyContainer</a>
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Pros
  • Allows for opening specific URLs in different containers
  • Useful for managing multiple accounts on the same domain
  • No permissions required
  • Works well with multiple AWS and Azure accounts
Cons
  • No favicon support for links changed to work with the add-on
  • Confusing procedure for saving bookmarks
  • Difficulty activating the extension in some cases
Most mentioned
  • Useful for managing multiple accounts on the same domain
  • No favicon support
  • Difficulty activating the extension
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Safety
Risk impact

Open external links in a container is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Open external links in a container has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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