Cool Addons Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I love this addonsThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.206.1-signed).
Good In Theory, Great In Practice Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great addon and yes, contrary to some idgits "analysis", it does have to be turned off for some sites (or better yet, white-listed... a great option that few, if any, offer with their link cleaners/redirect removers)... but, it does what it's suppose to and it does it well. Koodos! Just one issue... the icon disappears in Palemoon (Firefox 24.9) from time to time (usually, after installing/removing other addons). This is a common problem with Palemoon, but it would be great, if you could add an icon retrieval or some type of recovery in the options, like other addons have started doing. Help us fix it a bit quicker, than having to reload this site, find your addon, then reinstall. Thanks!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11.1-signed).
Good In Theory, Failure In Practice Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This add-on, while good in theory, prevents basic internet functionality that is required for my internet usage. A few basic examples include logging into bank accounts (Chase Bank, First Citizens, etc) and even clicking the simple Log In section of NewEgg all are prevented by this add-on. I had to debug the issue by disabling 35 add-ons and going through them until I found a few suspect ones that were disabled that fixed my issues. I enabled them one at a time and restarted Firefox each time. It was Clean Links that was the only add-on that had to be left disabled for me to log in to NewEgg or a bank account. So with this type of issue present with the add-on I can not rate it well based not only on this problem, but the amount of time it required to debug this issue.
Yes I tried your whitelist option (just like I do on NoScript and Disconnect) and while I whitelisted bank account sites and NewEgg the add-on still prevented them from opening. Maybe your extension is clashing with another I have running, but I feel if I can handle NoScript and configuring it, this add-on should be a piece of cake considering the number of scripts you have to sort through for NoScript (but that is worth the time due to how many scripts are forced on you today). This should be a basic whitelist click and sorry to tell you that isn't working for everyone. I can tell you why a simple whitelist does not work, it is because your add-on is not taking NewEgg.com for example in the Whitelist to include the subdomain links associated with NewEgg. You would need to Whitelist every single site link you access on sites that clash with the add-on. In the end the basic added security this offers is just not worth the trouble with your Whitelist setup.
I figured I would get a review above mine telling me how I'm too novice to understand how to configure an addon, lol. Can you tell me how to configure IBM Blade servers using Putty or SecureNetTerm? I work in back end network support for a large corporate company and when I come home to use the internet I shouldn't be spending over 15 minutes trying to debug a single add-on that is clashing with everything else running perfectly together. Why did I install this add-on? Are you joking? Read your own description of your own add-on, that is why.
I can happily say after removing your add-on that AdBlock (and the add-ons to it), BetterPrivacy, Disconnect, DoNotTrackMe, MaskMe, NoScript, Perspectives, ShareMeNot and WOT all work perfectly together again. So I am sorry if I chose to uninstall your add-on to have all of the above working together again (which wasn't true with your add-on installed even with your Whitelist enabled). When you add an option to enable subdomain links with the primary whitelist link let me know and I'll reinstall plus I'll update this review. If I overlooked subdomains in your whitelist, tell me where it is I'll change this review now.
Can i ask why did you choose to install Clean Links? Sorry, but reading your concerns looks like you didn't take a couple of minutes to properly read and understand the add-on description and how it works/what it does, so just wondering.
Clean Links is highly configurable to prevent any such side-effects from a link filtering/cleaning algorithm, but certainly it isn't suitable for most novice users if the default settings doesn't meet their internet surfing needs. One feature to make such users happy was implementing easy-whileteling through the toolbar button, right-click it and you'll be presented with a list of cleaned links, if any of them caused some side-effect you just have to select it and click on "Whitelist" and the problem will go away.
Hope that brings you some light.
Firefox 28.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Google search results links fixed. Thanks!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (18.104.22.168.1-signed).
GREAT ADD-ON! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This addon does exactly what you want! Is there a feature that allows the cleaned links to open in another tab?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124.1-signed).
Creating havoc with Disqus since their overhaul! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great add on for Fx and I've been very happy with it thus far. I particularly like the configurability part of it to be able to remove affiliate/tracking tags from URLs, but I had to disable it after it started playing havoc with Disqus links after their recent overhaul.
Was using 2.6.0 with Fx 28 (cannot be bothered with Australis) on Windows 8.1 x64. Updated to 2.6.1. Same issue persists. Obviously didn't expect anything to change seeing as nothing was mentioned specifically about Disqus in the changelog, but updated anyways.
Clicking on Disqus links (your username, comment links etc.) just happens to reload the page rather than showing expected behavior. I haven't disabled every other add on to see if it's just "Clean Links" that's causing the problem, or a combination of some other(s) along with this one, but just disabling this one gets me back my expected functionality.
I don't know whether Fx 29+ also has these issues, but hopefully this will be tended to sooner than later.
P.S. - I'm rating it 4 stars for now because it's generally been stellar, but once the issue is resolved, I'll upgrade it to 5. Cheers.
EDIT: - Hi Diego, thanks for your reply. I actually never had to whitelist Disqus originally, as it didn't have any issues with Disqus out the box. But this problem cropped up *not* after the 'Clean Links' update, but after Disqus changed things at their end a few days back.
But whitelisting Disqus (dot) com does work and that's how I've been working, but before their changes, Clean Links just didn't have issues with Disqus. Cheers.
EDIT 2: - Thanks Diego for clearing that up for me. Pretty sure that must indeed be the case. Upgraded to 5*. Cheers. :-D
Have you tried whitelisting the Disqus domain? that's all you need to do if you want Clean Links to stop cleaning links for certain sites. That can be easily achieved by right-clicking the toolbar button.
Hm, perhaps you had it whitelisted already and the new version somehow overwrote your list? That's the only reason i can think of atm as to why that happened to you with the new version, since as you pointed and shown on the changelog we changed nothing about that.
Thanks for your review, in any case.
Edit: I see. If they changed their "URL/Link format" to include for example a nested URL then it's for sure CleanLinks will try to clear the url using just the nested link instead, that's the main purpose of the add-on and therefore there's no issue to fix here :-)
A good extension Rated 4 out of 5 stars
sometimes can't make correct choice!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199-signed).
Hi, what do you mean exactly?
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've been using this add-on for several months now and I've never had an issue. Works flawlessly and makes my life so much easier!
Suggestion: Would love it if you made it so that this add-on would also convert text links into click-able links, much like the add-on Linkification.
Thank you for the excellent add-on! Best regards :)
Thanks for the nice words.
Well, i think you missed the "Catch Text Links" option introduced in 2.6.0 - this option doesn't make links visually clickable, but allows to click on them regardless while having "Event Delegation" turned on.
That is some experimental feature, so it's turned off by default, enable it and feel free to provide some feedback on how it works.
CopyLink controller doesn't remove Google redirects Rated 3 out of 5 stars
An earlier response from the author indicates that CopyLink Controller should remove Google redirecting at copy/paste time. But it doesn't for me, and that's the reason I wanted this extension in the first place. Firefox 30.0, Windows 7 x64.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed).
You're correct, just verified it. Looks like the code handling context-menu actions has been changed on Fx 30 - Feel free to file a bug in the github tracker and i'll try to fix it as soon as possible, you can then install the extension from github since the fix will be there before it reaches AMO (In case you can't wait)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome!!! Thanks I was tired of those "?" and things written after them.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.206-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works well to remove those PESKY redirects...This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This feels much more efficient than the various redirection removers. I can't verify for sure but Delegation Mode makes a lot of sense. I am wondering what exactly certain options do though. They sound very useful but they are off by default. In particular, Catch Text Links could replace Linkification but I am not sure if it works efficiently. Ideally, it would only locate and convert text links when necessary, in a way similar to how it cleans links in Delegation Mode. Doing it the way Linkification and others do it can be very processing intensive with long pages.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (18.104.22.168-signed).
Your guesses are correct. Catch Text Links allows to click text-links even if they aren't visually clickable, by using the same Delegation code to handle click events on the fly. That option is turned off by default because it's something new on 2.6.0 and whose algorithm was made overnight so isn't extensively tested. I'll wait for feedback from users to know its stability and precision before turning it on by default.
Thanks for your review.
Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great addon. BTW, is there anyway to clean the link when copied from search results page?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
There's a "CopyLink Controller" option which whenever enabled causes the right-click's "Copy Link Location" item to pass through Clean Links, cleaning the link before it's copied to the clipboard.
my review is gone.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Well i see that my review is gone..nice
Any way ,i was saying that you could give this tool another functionality.Example is google translate,if we add it to whitelist as you say,than there is no need for addon?But thats the thing,addon could fix links inside google translated pages if only u add it to lets say right click?Example is when u try to download something from translated page,and or open new link?u want those to be clean links,and not with google translate thing infront.I hope i was being clearer this time?
First of all, reviews containing links are automatically flagged and most likely will end up deleted by some AMO editor.
Well, so if i got it right, you want some functionally so that the cleaning of links could take place regardless of the domain being whitelisted. Ok, should be feasible, in any case could be great if you submit this on the Github tracker so that we can discuss it better than here. Thank you.
Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing advancement over the old standby "Redirect Cleaner" (and the even older "Redirect Remover")! Really smart idea having it only clean a link on the fly when navigate to it, rather than wasting time cleaning all links on every page load.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199.1-signed).
good Rated 4 out of 5 stars
useful for cleaning tracking and redirection snippets from links.
would be nice if there'd be a possibility to define link transformation patterns with wildcards (make the user able to change e.g. abc.com to bca.com in order to bypass some simple link shortener patterns).
also i'm sometimes having problems with the add-on icon, sometimes it does not show up where I placed it.
Essential add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I've been looking for an add-on like this for years. It is very useful. The only problem is that there is no easy way to specify new links to be cleaned, like a regex or something to describe the transformation. This would be useful, since the author can't possibly hope to capture *all* such links on the internet!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52.1-signed).
Now perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The new easy whitelisting feature finally made this truly practical, Previously, it was sometimes hard to figure out just what needed to be whitelisting to make something work- such was the case with my bank. Now it's very user-friendly and much more convenient.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.206.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Thank you, pleased to hear you like the feature as much as we do :-)
For those reading this review, let me point out he's talking about a feature on a non-yet-released version, the upcoming 2.5 which is only available through our Github repository atm.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
"It needs to be the domain for the link being cleared, not the domain where the link can be found."
When the "domains for the link being created" are literally different online video players which do not work, such as South Park Studios and GameTrailers, how can I whitelist them? Or can you build-in the functionality so that we can choose to have video players working whilst CleanLinks is enabled?
You're right and therefore i've implemented an ease whitelisting feature.
It's currently available in the repo: https://github.com/diegocr/CleanLinks
If you want to test it, you can use GitHubExtIns: https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/GitHub-Extension-Installer/
I.e: by right-clicking the toolbar button there will be a list of the cleaned links, which you can easily whitelist.
works great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
thanksThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11.1-signed).