- by phloo, a year agoRated 4 out of 5On MacOS double-clicked links always open with focus in new tab. Besides that, it should be a preference for the default value to change the opening behaviour (back or foreground). An addon to help usability and being quicker should not require mouse AND keyboard usage at the same time.
Developer responseposted a year agoSorry, I can't fix the background/foreground behavior if it doesn't work correctly (on your Mac only). That's most likely a firefox bug instead, since all an addon has to do is specify which it wants. The setting is a good point, please follow progress on that here: https://gitlab.com/Marnes/plain-text-linker/issues/18 (though I suspect it will also not work for you even if I implement it)
- by Firefox user 13221270, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Hi, can you port this addon for Mozilla Thunderbird? To open text links from Thunderbird in Firefox. I tried, it installs okay, but not working. Thank you
- by Julian McGill, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Works, but, 2 stars because instead of parsing clipboard, and finding html link, it requires that you double click on a clean link.
- by vertigo, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Does exactly what it says. For some reason, it opens links in new tabs whether or not I use the ctrl modifier. This isn't a problem, since that's what I prefer, but worth mentioning. I actually didn't think it would work for me since I expected it to open links in the same tab, and there's no option to swap the behavior (i.e., open in new tab without modifier and in current tab with modifer), though there should be. It does switch to the tab right away, and I actually prefer when I open links in a new tab that they open in background tabs. Using the ctrl modifier makes it open in a background tab. I suspect this variation is caused by another add-on, perhaps TabMixPlus, but it appears that an option to swap the behavior would still be useful.
One thing I would really like to see (and, combined with an option to swap the modifier behavior, it would make this a 5-star add-on) is the ability to set it to ignore the clicking (not open the link) if I double-click and drag, so I can select/highlight a link without opening it. If that's not possible, perhaps an option to make it open the link with a triple-click.
Edit in response to dev's reply: I'm not suggesting the default behavior be changed to swap the function of the modifier key, just that an option be given so the user can swap it if they choose. Thanks for the reply and for your contributions!It's been a while since I last read a proper review :')
You can follow progress on the features you mentioned here: https://gitlab.com/Marnes/plain-text-linker/issues/12 https://gitlab.com/Marnes/plain-text-linker/issues/13
Nice catches. I should have thought of the ctrl key thing at least since tab control and the convention of using modifier keys for tab behavior is a personal pet peeve.
I'm not sure about swapping the behavior though: that would go 180deg against convention... The point of the addon is to interpret plaintext URLs as regular links, so swapping the modifier key behavior would be an anti-feature.
- by LFO, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Great add-on. Can't live without this amazing extension. Works great now!
Most recent update has broken this completely. Double clicking any text on any web page opens a website tab. This add-on is always trying to load every text double-clicking as a new web page. Even text that is clearly not a link. It "lookups" everything. Way too aggressive. Went back two versions, no issues. Hope this gets fixed soon. :) Love this add-on!
Last working version:
I understand that it can be tough to balance between functionality, I appreciate your efforts. I was just trying to help make your add-on even better for everyone.
Perhaps you could make a preference option to "disable on input fields" or something? Otherwise, as it is now, every double click on every plain text on every web page I've visited so far is interpreted as "let's try and open a new tab with text.com" and it's quite frustrating. But I'm happy to stay on version 2.1.1 for now it is working just fine without this glitch. Just trying to help!
You nailed it :) Working flawlessly in my testing here. Thank you so much for the fast genius fix!!Are you talking about version 2.2.0 or 2.2.1? 2.2.1 fixes it going off on doubleclicks in textboxes at least.
I know it's gotten a little oversensitive, but people also complained of previous versions that it didn't detect enough, because my code tried to decide on its own what is and isn't a URL. It was a maintenance nightmare that introduced a lot of acceptable edgecases that failed to work.
The compromise I've made now is that I let the browser decide what may or may not be a valid URL to try and open. That means virtually every kind of URL will work (like magnet, mailto, ftp, ssh, whatever you want), but it also means it will try to load a lot of things that are valid URLs but don't actually exist.
Using the "require shift key" option could lessen the pain until I find a way to improve this oversensitivity...
Sorry about this, but it's impossible to please everyone. I'm trying what I can.
Edit: you got me thinking and I may have a somewhat useful trick to reduce your problem: https://gitlab.com/Marnes/plain-text-linker/issues/8
Edit edit: I'm already publishing an update that should cut down the excessive tab opening a lot
Edit edit edit: it's already live :) Try updating now, it should be a lot better. Thanks for the constructive feedback and cooperation!
- by Firefox user 13215632, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5-The previous firefox review is my mistake.
Double-click on the plain text to open the link to the right of the current tab.
I think it will be really useful when it improves.Sorry but your request doesn't make any sense to me. The only interaction this addon can detect is when you doubleclick on a plaintext url. Double-clicking on the tab bar and such is not detectable with an addon, and even if it was, a doubleclick on the tab bar would not tell my addon which url you want to open. Post an issue on gitlab ( https://gitlab.com/Marnes/plain-text-linker/issues ) if you want to discuss this.
- by Juanka Hula, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Thanks for updating it. I tested and it works most of the times. Little more to be able to cover all the cases and it'll be 5* for sure. Thanks again.