Copy ShortURL Version History

21 versions

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Version 4.5.1 47.9 KiB Works with Firefox 51.0 and later

* Bug fix: re-enable stripping ?utm_ marketing tags
* Bug fix: Remove whitespace from final URL.
* Feature: Option to keep URL #hashes in final short URL.
* Feature: Option to avoid external shortening service altogether.

Version 4.4 38.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 51.0 and later, Firefox 51.0 and later

* New feature: Allow copying the page title together with the URL. (Example: `So why are Pandas so cute?`)
* Added save indicator in prefs, to reduce confusion if prefs were actually saved.
* Various smaller tweaks.

Version 4.3 37.2 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 51.0 and later, Firefox 51.0 and later

Added two new translations: German (de) and Mandarin Chinese (zh-CN)! Thanks to github user yfdyh000!

Version 4.2 34.2 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

* bitly support (with user-provided API key)
* re-enable custom URL support by requesting all-urls permission from the browser.

Plus small bugfixes.

Version 4.1 34.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Added much-requested feature: The success notification bubble can now be switched off in the preferences.

Version 4.0.2 18.1 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Firefox does not allow this add-on to run on restricted pages such as or about:mozilla. The add-on will now catch this error and display an error message to the user.

Version 4.0.1 17.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

All new, complete extension rewrite for version 4.0!

* re-enabled shortener (generate your own API key for free with Google)
* multiprocess compatible
* (soon) available for Chrome AND Firefox

Version 3.0.1 22.7 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 56.*

* Switching to https
* adding Chinese translation

Thanks to meteormatt for both!

Version 23.5 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 49.*

New version with a number of changes and new/enhanced features:

* Remove Google Analytics tracking tokens (?utm_*) from URLs by default.
* Fallback to Facebook OpenGraph URL if no canonical URL is present.
* Shorten allegedly "short" URLs if they are longer than 30 characters (configurable).
* Right click on link -> Copy ShortURL for this link
* Toolbar button added (can be enabled in preferences).

Also, this version is built with "jpm" and has a new icon.


Version 2.1.1-signed.1-signed 24.9 KiB Works with Firefox 21.0 - 37.*

Version 2.1 adds a few features:
- asynchronous requests, which should be friendly towards performance
- localization! Initial set of languages: en-US, de, es-ES, fr, rm, uk, zh-CN. Contribution of additional languages appreciated: The code is on github.
- New hotkey: Press CMD/Ctrl+Shift+L to make a short URL without using your mouse. Thanks to canuckistani for the contribution!

The add-on is also repackaged with Add-on SDK 1.15, which allows it to work again with the latest Firefox versions.

Version 2.0.1-signed.1-signed 196.0 KiB Works with Firefox 19.0 - 27.*

Version 2.0 has a preference dialog (in the add-ons manager, click on "preferences" for Copy ShortURL). You can now select the shortening service right there!

Supported shortening services out of the box:,,

Custom shortening services are still supported: Just enter your custom URL in that preferences window.

Version 1.5.1-signed.1-signed 171.2 KiB Works with Firefox 14.0 - 21.*

Repack with Add-on SDK version 1.9 due to bug 784264.

Version 165.2 KiB Works with Firefox 10.0 - 15.0a1

No code changes. Re-compiled with Addon SDK 1.6.1 to avoid memory leak.

Version 183.7 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 11.0a1

Version 183.3 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 10.0a1

Repack for Add-ons SDK 1.1.

Version 264.1 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 8.0a1

No significant code changes, update for compatibility with Add-ons SDK version 1.0.

Version 1.4.1-signed.1-signed 208.5 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 7.0a1

Updated compatibility with the latest Firefox 4 betas. Built on the latest Addon SDK.

Version 1.3 178.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b10

Updated to Jetpack SDK 0.9 -- The add-on is now compatible with the latest versions of Firefox 4 beta.

Version 1.2 133.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b7

Small fix to make extension compatible with current Firefox nightlies.

Version 1.1 130.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b5pre

Major changes in version 1.1:
  • Growl notifications when copying a URL. You'll see if a short URL was found or created, and what URL it is. If you don't have Growl (or if your platform does not support it), a 10-second information bar is shown instead.
  • Switch to as default service, because it's shorter than tinyurl.
  • User-definable short-URL service URL. (Use tinyURL, or your own shortening service!) For more information, take a look at the README file.

Version 1.0 109.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b3pre