Great addon, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Is there any way to stop Redirector from opening new window, when link passed from external application?
It opens link in new tab of current window + in new window...

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No, sorry, it's not possible right now.

Good tool for redirect 5i01.com to mobile01.com Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Example url: https://5i01.com/print.php?f=416&t=2475188
Include Pattern: (https?://)5i01.com/(.*)
Redirect to: $1www.mobile01.com/$2
Pattern Type: Regular Expression (R)

Example url: https://www.mobile01.com/print.php?f=416&t=2475188
Include Pattern: (https?://)www.mobile01.com/print.php\?(.*)
Redirect to: $1www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?$2
Pattern Type: Regular Expression (R)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good for me wanted the thing of the blacklist

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Redirecting images Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great tool I must say. I'm a very satisfied user :)

Two issues:
1. images are not redirected. If a site has images with hardcoded domain names (i.e <IMG SRC="http://my.domain.name.com/image.jpg>) then that image is not redirected, same goes for style sheets.

2. after adding a new rule, that rule cannot be edited unless firefox is restarted. When clicking edit (or doubleclick), nothing happens. Old rules can be edited normally. FF version 7.01

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Hi, glad you like the extension.

1. Images cannot be redirected unless I drastically change the redirect technique I'm using. I've actually started doing that, but I no longer use Firefox myself and have kind of lost interest, so I would be more than happy if someone else was interested in picking this up.

2. I will try to look at this sometime soon and create a bugfix.

Import/export trouble Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First off - thanks for this wonderful addon, it is of extreme value for academics like me who like to work from home - with this addon it's very easy to add rewrites to sites like ScienceDirect or Wiley to end with a proxy of the university.
(example for others if they are interested I:*.sciencedirect.com/* R:$1.sciencedirect.com.proxy.kib.ki.se/$2)

As I use this on 2 computers (at home and at work), I run into 2 problems:
1. At work (windows xp) I had trouble with editing the rules (when I was learning how to apply the rules), I had to always delete and recreate the rule.
EDIT: obviously this was my mistake, it works on both win xp firefox 6.0.2 and debian iceweasel 5.0 (the edit button did not call any action)

2. When finished, I exported them to rjson file, which went without problems, but now I am unable to import the rules on my linux machine....
EDIT: works well on win xp, but on linux gives "Error: picker.displayDirectory is null Source File: chrome://redirector/content/code/settings.xul.js"

Change/help/update would be appreciated. :)

EDIT: Thanks for immediate reply...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.1-signed). 

Glad you like it. 1. What happened when you tried to edit the rules? Did they just not get saved, or did you get some error in the gui when trying to edit?2. Can you try importing on Linux again, and looking at the error console right after, and let men know which, if any, error messages are there? (Press Ctrl+Shift+J to open the error console, or go to the menu Tools->Web Developer->Error console.
EDIT 14.09.2011: OK, I can't make a new reply which sucks. But I've looked at the code, the file picker works differently on Linux than Windows. I'll fix it for the next version, but if you want to patch it yourself then here's what you should do:


1. Find the extension directory and edit the file <extensiondir>\redirector@einaregilsson.com\chrome\code\settings.xul.js

2. Change line nr 230 from

this.prefs.defaultDir = picker.displayDirectory.path;

to

//this.prefs.defaultDir = picker.displayDirectory.path;

3. Save the file and restart Firefox.

The only thing that will change is that the last directory you were using won't be remembered. But the import should work now.

New rules for Google Image Search Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've figured out revised rules to keep the Google image search results pages on the basic version. Here they are:

I - http*://images.google.com/*
E - http*images.google.com/*sout=1*
R - http$1images.google.com/$2&sout=1

I - http*google.com/images*
E - http*google.com/images*sout=1*
R - http$1google.com/images$2&sout=1

Enjoy all!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.2.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

God bless ya for this! I'm using it to redirect myself away from Netflix's horrible new UI, and back to the old UI! Thanks!!

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redirect invalid address Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please, add a function to make it redirect even from invalid address. Eg. goaqle.com as currently only working addresses can be redirected.

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Great Addon (Until a developer's site gets stupid) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

GREAT. Very good. I'm not tech person or geek, but I found what I needed. I ended up going on a Google thread about the "Google Images" nuisance, and how the new version of it sucks. So I got this Redirector addon and followed directions in one of the Google threads about that particular topic.

Sometimes, a website will change on you and you'll have to figure out how to get it to work again. I've posted more on this on the creator's website. I hope I can get some help there.

But thank you, Mr. Egilsson! This is one of the best FF addons I've ever used.

Happy 4/20 Everyone :D

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feature request Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It seems it does not work for images. Can it be fixed?

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Great stuff - Needed for FF 4.0! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot for this very useful and powerful add-on. I wouldn't live without it now!
Just approve it for Firefox 4.0 now that it is officially released...

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! This is exactly what I need.

It is very painful if I need to replace the dead domain to new domain in my bookmarks URL one by one.

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Update !! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please update the latest version for Firefox 4.0b12pre

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on!

For anyone not versed in REGEX, here is the info you input in the add fields, for converting Gizmodo's URL to the Canadian Gizmodo URL.

Include: http://gizmodo.com/#!*
Redirect to: http://ca.gizmodo.com/$1
Pattern type: Wildcard (NOT REGEX)

Thanks goes to einar for posting this for me over at http://tech.einaregilsson.com/projects/redirector/

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised. But what we need now is ability to subscribe to list of redirect rules and fill it with interstitial ad pages around the web.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Kinda cool.

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Laconic, powerful and fast Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Big power of regular expressions is in this addon.
Also has convenient laconic configuration interface thst can sits in the status bar.

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GREAT add-on, but, I need a little help... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a GREAT add-on!!!! I do, however, need a little help.The main reason I use this is for Facebook - so that when I go to my homepage, it always goes to 'Most recent' rather than 'Top stories'., but, I am encountering a problem.While the redirects do work, and indeed land me on 'Most recent', it would appear that I need a different redirect depending on what page I was on before going to my homepage (28 rules and counting).

Is there a wildcard rule that I can use so that it redirects me to 'Most recent', no matter what page I was on before I went to my homepage?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5). 

Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Super little addon this, used it originally to bypass the search box sending me to Google Firefox Start, and unlike editing the xml file for it this keeps it working through Firefox updates. Since then it's been used for many other pages, and always worked flawlessly.

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This Add-on works GREAT! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using this add-on for quite some time. It has saved me countless clicks, redirected annoying pop-ups that my blocker missed, and allows me to get straight to the content I desire! Thank you so much!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5).