Shorten URL (Bit.ly) Version History

22 versions

Be careful with old versions!

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Version 0.94 325.5 KB Works with Firefox 19.0 and later

I rewrote this addon using Firefox Addon SDK (cfx). Now its restart-less and compatible with future Firefox upgrades.

Enable bitly OAuth authentication so you no longer need to remember and store your username and key.

One down side is that the widget icons appear rather small. This is a known issue with Firefox addon sdk which I hope is resolved soon.

Version 0.92 56.8 KB Works with Firefox 14.0 and later

1. Added support for shortening image links
2. Added German language translations - Thanks to sUsH for this

Version 0.91 53.8 KB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

1. added toolbar buttons for Tumblr & Evernote
2. Ability to send URL directly to service without shortening

Version 0.83 86.1 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, Mobile 11.0 and later

Added menu items in Tools menu and App menu. This is mainly to enable use on mobile devices.

Version 0.82 85.9 KB Works with Firefox for Android 15.0 - 20.*, Firefox 4.0 and later, Mobile 11.0 and later

1. Based on user feedback, I have added a smaller icon for Shroten URL toolbar button
2. Changed the options window size as Mac users were unable view the entire window.

Version 0.81 77.4 KB Works with Firefox for Android 15.0 - 20.*, Firefox 4.0 and later, Mobile 11.0 and later

This version fixes a problem with icons which were not visible in when you try to add custom toolbar buttons.

Version 0.8 77.3 KB Works with Firefox for Android 15.0 - 20.*, Firefox 4.0 and later, Mobile 15.0 and later

Main change in this version is a new icon. I have also tweaked the code for usability.
You will have to re-enter the bitly username and api key for this version (Firefox -> Addons -> Shorten URL -> Options).

Version 0.70 53.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

Reduced icon size to fit Firefox toolbar.

Version 0.68 60.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Ability to add custom bit.ly urls in list for preview.

Version 0.67 59.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

  • Right clicking on a bit.ly link will display a small div which will display the url information
  • Added new preference to set the timeout period to display bit.ly information pop-up
  • Version 0.61 57.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

  • New icons (quite a few users have complained)
  • Added new toolbar buttons for other social networks and bookmarking sites
  • Modified addon options
  • Optimized Javascript code
  • Modified code to use asynchronous requests for XMLHTTPRequests
  • encodeURIComponent function is called for encoding all parameters passed in URL
  • Fixed the Warning appearing in Firefox console for "Warning: Empty string passed to getElementById()."
  • Version 0.56 16.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

    Now bit.ly login has been made mandatory. Sorry users, I am unable to control settings on bit.ly website. You can get the bit.ly login username and API key from: http://bit.ly/a/your_api_key/
    You can set this in Firefox (Tools) -> Add-ons -> Extensions -> Shorten URL -> Options

    Version 0.55 18.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

    This release contains:
    - various cosmetic changes icons on menus, help text etc.
    - a change in the manner bit.ly api is invoked

    Version 0.53 13.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b8pre

    Fixes an issue found in version 0.52

    Version 0.52 13.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b7

    This release adds functionality to use Bit.ly website to track shortened URLs. You can set the Bit.ly login details in the add-on options:
    Firefox -> Tools -> Addons -> Shorten URL -> Options

    Version 0.51 10.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b5pre

    Added a custom toolbar button to Email a shortened URL with selected page text in body of email.

    Version 0.5 8.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b5

    - New Toolbar button to share shortened URL on Facebook
    - New Toolbar button to share shortened URL on Twitter

    Version 0.45 8.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b3

    Following changes have been made:-
    - Added context specific shortening. If you click on an image or a link on the browser, its URL will be shortened
    - Now supports Firefox 4.0 beta 2

    Version 0.42 8.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b1

    Some stylesheet changes made to the addon.

    Version 0.41 8.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b1

    Made a small fix for the menupop errors appearing in error console.

    Version 0.3 6.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b1

    v0.3 - Added toolbar button

    Version 0.2 3.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

    - Cleaned up some code
    - Tested on linux