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4.99 stars Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This extension is exceptional in its field.
I have a live example here to demonstrate why it's so incredibly useful:
In the "Comment:" field on that page is a text link.
You can select the text like this: http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk133/arimfe/whitespacekilled.png
And it works with this extension!
Now instead, try to copy/paste that text link into a new tab...You will see that normal copy/paste with ctrl+C/ctrl+V DOES NOT WORK!
It doesn't work because that website inserts random whitespace in the comments field so you can't copy the link unless you have this extension.
For this reason alone the "Kill Whitespace" single-mode is worth 4 stars!
This extension has another good feature which lets me remove focus to the new tabs so they are opened into the background. This is VERY useful when I need to open several links individually so I don't have to change tabs back and forth when I open a new link and need to open another.
That was +1 more star.
My 1 and only wish with this extension is better placement in the context menu:
In this situation I have manually selected an already parsed url, it is logical to assume that my manual selection should have higher priority than a parsed url (especially a potentially wrongly parsed url), so the New Tab: "http..." should be placed higher than standard "Open link in new window"
But this is just my opinion in the end. If you improve this last aspect then I'd gladly make this review a full 5.0 stars.
AMO used to host another extension with some of these capabilities called Smart Link, but it has been deleted...I'm really glad I found this extension.
Version reviewed: Go to Selection 1.2.1