Rated 4.2 out of 5
4.2 Stars out of 5
- by Bruce Bujon (Perfect Slayer), 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5This is the kind of add-on you install and forget. You forget it not because it is not working or useless, but because it should be a built-in feature !
It really miss me if I don't have it.
- by guanxi, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5Link Alert conveys the information effectively without distracting me; I know what the link is without thinking about it.
One suggestion: Make the icons for secure sites and insecure sites more visually distinctive. There is only a tiny difference between them. Perhaps make them dfiferent colors?
- by gamingexpert13, 6 years agoRated 5 out of 5Such a small mod but so useful.
There are many ways it's helpful, such as to know whether a link will open in a new tab or replace the one you're in (if you're on a site with endless scroll you'd lose your place, or lose text you've entered).
It's also helpful to know if a download link points to the actual file or if the link goes to a 2nd download page (it's annoying to "save link as..." on a link to later realize the link wasn't the actual file).
Those are just a few examples.
- by JpotatO [TeamL2D&Company], 6 years agoRated 5 out of 5Hello!
Like really great extension! I had the same kind of Maxthon ^ ^ that is his that I had something like that!
I like the personalization system ... but the trouble is that we do not know exactly what icon belongs to what extent ... For example for the applications icon is related to what kind of file types?
If you have a list of descriptive icons and extensions appear in the following overview of the cursor I'd be really happy! Thank you for this add-on, good luck ;)
- by BillKoochooloo, 8 years agoRated 5 out of 5Nice job!
I had a script in Opera which did this, and I had been waiting to see this in FF.
The ability to customize the tooltips/box as well as adding your own icons->extensions/protocols/etc. is a great feature.
Thanks a lot!
- by Reem Bar, 10 years agoRated 4 out of 5For me, the new versions of this addon never worked as well as 0.8.2.2, and I recommend installing this version and not the new ones.
To make it work on Firefox 3.6 go to about:config and set a new boolean extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6 to false. For details see:
- by Jeff Williams, 10 years agoRated 5 out of 5I have used this addon for a long time and I've used it since it was first developed. This is one of the first addons I install when I have a new Firefox installation. I know if a link is a pdf file, opens in a new window, etc just from hovering over it.