Text Link

Text Link

Allows URI texts written in webpages to be loaded by double clicks.

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What is Text Link?
'Text Link' is a Firefox add-on that enables the loading of URI texts written on webpages just by a double click. This extension eliminates the necessity of multiple steps to achieve the same. Instead of selecting, copying, pasting the text, and pressing 'Enter', or dragging and dropping the selection to the tab bar, a user can simply double click on the URI text and Firefox will load it automatically.
Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.20 (101)
Version: 6.1.9 (Last updated: 2023-03-27)
Creation date: 2006-01-24
Weekly download count: 51
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • clipboardWrite
  • menus
  • find
  • storage
Size: 130.80K
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Merlin
Summary

Allows URI texts written in webpages to be loaded by double clicks.

Without this extension, when you discover an URI text not linked, like "http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/", you have to do following steps to load the page:

  1. Select the URI text completely. (It may be a hard work if the page is rendered with a propotional font. This operation always chafes me.)
  2. Copy it. (press "Ctrl-C" or use "Copy" from the "Edit" menu)
  3. Paste it to the location bar.
  4. Press "Enter". Then, Firefox loads it.

or,

  1. Select the URI text completely. (It chafes me again!)
  2. Drag the selection string to the tab bar and drop it. Then, Firefox loads it.

With this extension, you can load the URI only following one step:

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Long-time user satisfaction
  • Works effectively without issues
  • Very cool and anticipation for updates
Cons
  • Distracting behavior with 'Finding URIs' message in context menu
  • Causes some pages to hang and prompts 'extension is slowing this webpage' warning
  • Doesn't work properly in iframe environments
  • No option to disable on certain websites
  • False positives when finding links
  • Difficulties with text selection due to link detection
Most mentioned
  • Request for new updates and features
  • Need for site exclusion list
  • Issues with performance on some websites
  • False-positive link detection
  • Problematic text highlighting behavior
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Safety
Risk impact

Text Link 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 Text Link if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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