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In case this does not work, or you miss that version before the deadline, please make a safe copy of your prefs. so you can re-enter them into the new version. Either go to about:config and filter on urllink or make a wholesale copy of your prefs.js file, which should contain them. (To find this file, click the “hamburger” menu button, help “(?)”, “Troubleshooting Information”, and finally under “Application Basics” select “Show Folder”.)
The new version will not work on Thunderbird as it does not support WebExtensions. I may have to release a separate forked copy of URL Link just for Thunderbird; if I do, I shall try to use the name URL Link Legacy so you can watch out for that.
For emails, it reconnects links in emails which have been broken across several lines, and also replaces spaces with the URL character code %20 so that you may follow emailed network 'file:' links (which it auto-detects from Windows "X:" or \\servdir references).
For web pages, it also allows you to select textual links/URLs in web pages or edit boxes, and follow them as if they were real links. It will also let you use actual links, and analyses mailto: links as well.
There are currently more translations than I care to keep listing here (thanks to the guys at http://www.babelzilla.org/)!
URL Link has a preferences dialogue allowing customisation of the 'not a proper URL' sub-menu which converts, e.g., "sometext" to "www.sometext.com", so that locale-specific conversions can be added (like 'www.*.co.uk').
Nicknames can be applied to the entries (such that the nickname appears in the menu, not the conversion string) by using a bar '|', e.g.:
It also allows separators to be added to the custom menu by using entries made up of hyphens, e.g. "--".
Upcoming is a prefs. dialogue for custom search and replace strings (e.g., convert Windows driver letter to some file:///mnt/smb/ path for Linux users).
If you have problems with file: or network (\\server\share) links, especially in Thunderbird emails, see the following page:
PLEASE if you have a problem, or wish for a new feature, contact me direct, as I rarely remember to visit this page to check on the comments, so it may take me a while to respond!
If you're particularly trusting, fresh versions can occasionally be found on my website (http://www.fnxweb.com/software-mozilla) as it takes a week or so to get new versions reviewed for listing here.