Meet the Local Filesystem Links Developer


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The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution.

Why was Local Filesystem Links created?

For some years now I worked in a company with Wikis and Windows network shares and the situation to have some content that links to files that lie on such a share. I never encountered a solution to the task of opening the link directly in the file manager which would have made the process really smooth. This is why I created the add-on. Now I don't use it personally anymore.

Alternatively to donating money to this addon, there is something else: the author supports the following goals
- Free Humans
- Free Animals
- Free Software
So, the author would be happy if you also would support one of these ideas with personal action. See the following links for examples:
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What's next for Local Filesystem Links

[...under construction...]
Plans for a version greater than v0.96:

  • Make the addon also work on Linux.
  • Possibility to also scan text elements of pages, then try to interpret those where it is possible as path and display the "Open icon". The scan operation is potentially time consuming. Therefore a possibility will be there to specify on which pages the scanning should take place or not.
  • Extend the option page to make it possible to edit Firefox's user prefs where you can specify on which sites localfilelinks are allowed (capability.policy.localfilelinks). At the time writing I did not find a possibility to change those with a nice GUI.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name austrALIENsun
User since October 11, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars