Currently annoying but potentially nice Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked it because I set a pair of shortcuts for spanish and catalan dictionaries:
"rae:" -> http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=
"cat:" -> http://ec.grec.net/cgi-bin/AppDLC3.exe?APP=CERCADLC&GECART=

But I uninstalled it because it puts the focus in the addressbar when mouse hovers it, and this results disturbing when you are trying to write something in a form.

The add-on is quite flexible in options; if only it would be a bit more flexible and allowed to disable the address bar focusing, I would install it again.

Thank you and regards!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.7.1-signed.1-signed). 

URL bar fast select

What you are describing is the "URL bar fast select" feature with the options set as not to require any key pressed for that feature to work which do not correspond to default settings, probably you changed them inadvertently. This feature allows you to click on parts of a URL as if it were a button to jump to that sub-part of the URL.
You can put them back to default by going into the QuietUrl preferences and under the Misc tab and group "URL bar fast select" you can select what keys are needed to activate the feature.

Also please next time consider contacting me at the URL reported in the add-on page as "support URL" because I don't get notified by mozilla of these reviews by any means.

some issues keep me from giving it a good rating Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is addon is very useful for forums when you need to obfuscate URLs. However, the automatic link generation for URLs in text doesn't work for URLs like this: "example.com". If there's no "http://" in front, it doesn't do anything.

I thought I can change this behaviour in the options. But there you have to be able to cope with regular expressions. This is nerd stuff, not for average users.

However, I tried to work my way through a reference for regular expressions (a real torture for me) and wanted to alter the regexp in the options box. I noticed that if you make changes there but then decide to discard your changes and click the Cancel button, the changes are still kept. That's of course a major issue if you happen to hit keys on your keyboard by accident. So better copy and paste the default regexp and save it to a backup text file before altering it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.7.1-signed.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Gute Arbeit

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A real time saver. One of the smartest extensions I know. Well thought, hyper functional. A true gem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is very useful. i can now just click at the rapidshare link without having to copy url and paste it innto the address bar

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.4). 

doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Using Firefox 2.0.0.17. Default install, hxxp links don't work, pops up usual message window:

"Firefox doesn't know how to open this address..."

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.2). 

Pleas use bug-report

I've just tried on firefox 2.0.0.17 on Windows XP and it does seem to work. Are you sure you didn't disabled it? Check if the icon on the statusbar is red-crossed or if it isn't right-click on it and select "QuietUrl Options..." and check if you see the two default rules.
I reccomend you to watch the video tutorial on the website (quieturl.com) and also please use the bug-report feature on the same website in the future as I don't get informed by mozilla when these reviews are uploaded and these reviews are also moderated (so they're slower). It happened just by chance that I checked in the page.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Work, but DOS'nt work after updating to latest vers. 1.6.0.2 ???

Any 1 else or is it just me ?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0.2). 

FF version?

What version of firefox are you using? You can check this going on the menu Help -> About Mozilla Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add on - no more copy and paste etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. Just please add option to open in new tab.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.2). 

Ctrl + click

As I said in an older post, you should already be able to open links in new tabs using the classic Firefox methods of opening links. That is, modifier keys like the ctrl key (to open in new tab) or the middle mouse button click (or scroll wheel click, depending on your mouse design).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

GREAT! Best thing when having to open Hxxp:// links and mistyped URLs!
I greatly recommend this add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent extension and the AutoURL feature is unbeatable. However, I was wondering if an option could be included to open the newly created URL in a new tab or new window? If that option were present I'd give this 10 out of 5 stars. ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.1). 

New tab

Well, you should be able to open the new url on new tabs/windows in foreground/background exactly in the same way you do with other links in web pages, that is with left/middle-click and/or the shift/ctrl modifier keys. I spent a lot of time to find some kind of trick to be able to mimic the default browser's behavior for my own generated urls, so I hope it still works fine.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i am switching over to firefox from avant browswer. and one key feature i was missing was the url alias and i found the quieturl and have configured it to basically work for that purpose and works great. in avant i had it so when i typed "gg" in the url address bar it went to www.goole.com, and with this add-on i was able to do the same thing. except had to make it "^http://gg" instead so it didn't replace the "gg" in random parts of url's, i.e. if "blogger" was in the url, which i was having a problem with at first. Great add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.0). 

This is GREAT!!! Not yet rated

The auto anchor creation is FANTASTIC! So tired of copy/paste into new windows, or using addons that give me right click access. This is far superior.

This feature alone makes QuietUrl a must have. I don't think people realize how powerful this feature is or you would have WAAAAAY more users.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The automatic anchor creation is THE GREATEST!! I used other addons to give me right click access to urls, but this feature is so much better! Even if you don't use any of the other features this is a GREAT EXTENSION!

Thanks!!

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The auto anchor chokes on bold or italic text, e.g.

search google for quieturl
text won't anchor because it's
www.quieturl.com

Is there a quick fix for this?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.0). 

Fixed

Fixed in new version 1.4

good but with "...but..." Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Hi there,
It has potentials and as already mentioned "handy" it can be ...but... creates real mess when adding links in Forums for example. in some forums you may add a link with simple copy/paste and then when previewed and or posted it will be automatically edited as being in [url][/url] brackets. But while you are working in input box writing reply accidental hovering over the link will change it. This causes further misinterpretation when preview/post. There is another bug. It looks like the link amended by QuietUrl upon hovering gets in clipboard or something because found the link getting in different places where current editing of the message take place. Cannot give you more info on the latter bug though due to immediate uninstall of the PluIn cause I needed to get through several Forum posts and all I had to do was brushing up those changed links and removing spare ones before postings
My regards

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1.1). 

Well

I don't get the problem with the clipboard, because the add-on doesn't use it in any way. It must have something to do with something else. I didn't even really understand what the issue is.
For the writing-post-issue instead, it should really not be so annoying for the simple reason that when you mistakenly hover on a url in a message box (like a text area for a forum message) you have just to click anywhere on the page to un-do the anchor creation which will turn the link back to simple text. Then just keep the mouse out of the text area. Or, you can keep the ctrl key button to hover a link without the anchor being created by the extension. Also, you can completely disable the add-on when writing the post simply by clicking with the right mouse button on the page and going QuietUrl -> Add-on Enabled, un-checking it. If the menu item is checked the add-on is enabled, otherwise it's disabled. Then when you've finished editing the post you can just re-enable the add-on the same way you disabled it, this time checking QuietUrl -> Add-on Enabled. If you want to completely disable the add-on auto anchor creation feature instead you just have to set the preference 'extensions.quieturl.autoUrlTimeout' to 0. Hope this helps.

Good stuff! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful when browsing imageboards.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0.2). 

Simple and helpful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been looking for a script that did this for ages and never had any luck. Very helpful in certain forums, and if I understand correctly, it still refrains from recording referrals, which should keep everyone happy. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.5). 

Thanks

And of course the referral won't be sent by the extension. This was the initial goal of the extension itself indeed, that is: avoid the annoyance of the obfuscation without compromising its purpose.

Nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Probably it's not worth to spend hours and hours to write such a superfluous extension, but can be of some use if you're used to frequent stupid forums.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.5). 

Helpful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very handy when you surf forums moderated by paranoid morons who think The Company will catch them if they don't use stupid url obfuscation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.5). 

QuietUrl Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful plugin, especially if you visit forums in which the url is obfuscated like:
hxxp://
It lets you to open the obfuscated link without copying and editing it!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0.4).