- by Darkman 75ful, 5 months agoRated 4 out of 5Does what I want. Simple. Effective. I'm just not giving the fifth star because I would have liked lnk files for Windows and save links with the context menu and not only the page itself
Developer responseposted 4 months agoA .lnk is a shortcut to a physical file or object on the computer, so this is not possible
As for your second suggestion, this functionality does exist, but it's disabled by default, you can enable it in the add-on settings.
- by Wirewox, 10 months agoRated 5 out of 5Works well, but could you please, please add the ability to assign a direct keyboard shortcut to creating the URL shortcut? (Settings can be accessed through the last item on the cogwheel menu for the addons page in Firefox.) Many thanks!
Edit: So it does! Don't know how I missed that. Excellent, thanks a lot!
- by DadK, a year agoRated 4 out of 5Had to reinstall Firefox on Windows 10. Lost my profile and Add-ons. Reinstalled Firefox, then QuickCut. Under Options selected (1) Choose a type: Windows .url, (2) Always save as: Not Set (3) checked the Context Menu box, and (4) typed ‘Saved Links’ (without quotes) into the Folder box (after first creating the soft symbolic link in a terminal: mklink /D %HOMEPATH%\Downloads\Desktop %HOMEPATH%\Desktop. I then hit the Save button. From the (right-click) Context menu I saved a link to a website – expecting the same behavior from QuickCut that I used to get: the link is created on my Windows 10 Desktop. But now it’s created in my (symbolically-linked) folder on my Desktop: Saved Links. Is there any way to get the link to appear on my Desktop directly (as it once did) rather than in the folder on my Desktop (Saved Links)? Five stars, not four, if I can get the link placed directly on my Windows 10 Desktop! (BTW: I built a one-click vbs client script solution to stop the warning that appears when trying to open the QuickCut link. Can share if anyone is interested.)
- by Daps, a year agoRated 4 out of 5Works well, except for the security box that pops up every time I open an url shortcut. This has been mentioned several times by other reviewers but I can't find any response. Thanks
- by celtic-knot, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Thank you! I'm another for whom DeskCut was essential, and for whom QuickCut will become an essential replacement.
Like some other reviewers, I have had times when it does nothing, doesn't create anything. Like them, that's a problem: you don't want to have to constantly monitor whether it's worked or not. So I've tried to dig to investigate the problem:
A typical problem would be saving a QuickCut of an individual tweet. And here's where I think the problem comes. QuickCut uses the page title as a filename; twitter uses the tweet content as the page title; the content can contain up to 280 chars, including ones that are invalid. QuickCut seems to be okay at stripping out invalid characters, but not at stripping back excess characters. If you use the 'Save As' screen you can strip them back manually and it works. But if you set it to automatically save to default folder, it treats it as an invalid filename and does nothing.
So could it - by default or as a preference - limit the length of the title, as that would seem to solve the problem? (If relevant, this is on Linux)
I really want it to just work in the background as DeskCut did...
Thank you again for your work on this.
Developer responseposted 2 years agoHey, thanks for the review, you're completely right, the length of the filename being too long was something I overlooked when I made this extension, I just uploaded a new version that fixes these issues. Hope it works for you and others.
- by chdavisjr1949, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5I've been using your QuickCut for a long time. Now, after updating FireFox, it has been disabled and blocked from being installed. I hope that you are working on making it meet Mozilla's rquirements. As far as I was concerned, it was the best app of its type for FF.
- by Firefox user 10924416, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Thanks for this. Long time user of Deskcut so glad to have this. One question - whenever I open a URL a dialog box asks me if I want to open this file. Is there a way to avoid this and open the URL directly?
- by Firefox user 13754403, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5I have set Mozilla to save to the desktop as default and also to prompt for location, so I get a dialog box that allows me to edit the url and location.
If I save without editing the name the link works with no warning. The security warning appears only after i rename the shortcut.
The file save dialog box should default to *.url as opposed to *.*
Not clear why I can not edit the saved URL but can edit the ones I drag to the desktop. Not yet clear if it's useful if I loose the favicon and need to accept the security warnings. Rather a bit more work to set up something I will frequently use to work and display right.
- by Firefox user 14305353, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5QuickCut is very good but for one thing. Once I save a link, every time I use it from the context menu, I always get a Security worning from one of my anti-malware programs, Either Firefox Bit Defender. Microsoft Security Essentials or MalwareBytes. The only two options I have are to cdancel or open. There is no [checkbox] Don't shw me this again. The Security warning tells me that the file type is unknown. It looks like a Microsoft object. Having to futz with this every time is annoying and dies detract because of the PITA factor. A good 4 stars that should be 5
- by eryui, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I was used to deskcut but it doesn't work anymore. That one was a little better because in the setting you could save the path without the app requested it every time. I mean was an option to not have a popup window every time. Not a great deal but one click less. Anyway I am happy I found this one, those kind of apps should really be integrated to Firefox. I know you could drag&drop but at full screen is not always convenient. So, thanks!
- by Firefox user 13982633, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5It works perfectly well, all the times, every time with every site.
Problem, it doesn't show the site favicon.icon on the Desktop, it shows Firefox boring url shortcut icon on all of its desktop shortcuts, so if you have 25 URL shortcuts on your desktop and everyday you delete and add few here and there, you can see it becomes very problematic. You can't figure out which shortcut belongs to which site without highlighting it or clicking on it or activating it, a total waste of time.
P.S. The older DeskCut has same problem, it doesn't preserve the site favicon, only SaveLink works to perfection but alas not compatible with Firefox Quantum.