Developer responseposted 3 years ago
Hey, 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5by pcb95109, 3 days agoRe user review 13308775:
I find that URL links created under Win7 open straight away, while those created under Win10 annoy with a warning. When I compared the same link created under Win7 and Win10, I found that links created under Win7 are 3 bytes longer. This is because the link from Win7 contains a CRLF after the first and second line, while the link from Win10 contains only a LF after the first line and the second line is not terminated. When I added at least the LF after the second line in the link from Win10, the link started loading the web-page directly, just like the link from Win7.
Two days later:
Additionally, I found out that the reason why the URL file starts to work directly after adding one character (LF) is not because the URL file content has changed, but because the file has been SAVED AGAIN. The reason is that the altered URL file is already coming from my computer and not from the Internet. You can even just copy the URL file and the result is the same.
On various discussion forums I have learned that it is not the content of the file that is critical, but the fact that the file came from the Internet, which is not written into the file, but recorded in the external attributes of the file in the NFTS disk system. I understand that the fact that the URL files originating from Win7 work directly on my computer is due to the fact that these files were COPIED to my new Win10 (from the old HDD).
I note that on my old computer with Win7 I did not experience any such problem with URL files. There, even those URL files just saved from the Internet always worked without any warning message. Now, on a new computer that runs Win10 the message appears. Interestingly, though, it only happens with URL files and not with any other files downloaded from the Internet (e.g. with EXE files, which are installers for various programs).
- Rated 5 out of 5by Vivek, 7 months agoThis extension is essential for anyone currently using Ubuntu Linux with Gnome in 2022, where saving shortcuts isn't working properly (see https://askubuntu.com/a/1398066/1036263 ). Recommend also pairing with weblocopener.
LockeLamora: you may want to write the above usecase in the description and also try to word things in a way that mozilla's addons search SEO finds 'webloc' - I found this later on from a separate google search.
- Rated 5 out of 5by contactjmalone, 9 months agoI like to be able to save useful youtube videos + websites that I come across ... but I need a way to be able to keep my library organised.
Traditional Bookmarks vs Shortcut Files:
- I find its was easier and quicker to sort them into folders, rename and move using the native file explorer / mac finder interface than any bookmarks management plugin I have tried.
- Plus I think perhaps the biggest benefit is the the shortcut files can be saved next to other files that are relevant to. Eg I can save a link to Led Zep Guitar tab next to the Led Zep mp3. I find this way I end up actual using the links I save, rather than bookmarks which half of them I never end up opening them again.
I know theoretically you can do this with the normal bookmarks functionality, but in my experience its ways more tedius, takes way longer.
This solution is perfect 10/10. Having the ability to edit some parameters of the filename when saving would make this 11 out of 10. Eg being able to swap 'Title' 'Youtube' to 'Youtube' 'Title' but I dont even know if this is possible.
But regardless, thank you, this extension rocks :)
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 13308775, a year agoWhen I save it as url and doble click it I get message box ...file came from another computer. It is not so when drag link from chrome(it is again .url link). So, author did not do simple job. BTW no options to drag link from firefox to desktop. favorites bar in firefox is not high enough....now yopu know why all people like chrome.
Developer responseposted 10 months agoThat's just it works; the extension downloads a file (url), when you download a file on windows it flags it as downloaded from an external source and sets it as dangerous.
The code is open source and on Gitlab if you want to send me a pull request fixing the issue since you sound much more competent than me.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Santa, a year agoneeds an option to replace the standard bookmark button in firefox (the "star" symbol in the adress-bar).
Other than that i am very happy that i can now manage bookmarks in the project folders that i work with.
This was one of the features i was missing when i came from internet explorer.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Darkman 75ful, a year agoDoes 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 a year 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Wirewox, 2 years agoWorks 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!
- Rated 4 out of 5by DadK, 2 years agoHad 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.)
- Rated 4 out of 5by Daps, 2 years agoWorks 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
- Rated 4 out of 5by celtic-knot, 3 years agoThank 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 3 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5by chdavisjr1949, 3 years agoI'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.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 10924416, 4 years agoThanks 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?
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13754403, 4 years agoI 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.