Rated 4 out of 5 stars

They work, but after a while I removed the extension anyway. For _me_ the widgets weren't useful enough. But they do what it says!

Thanks for the fix Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks, Alexandre, your fix saved my Internet experience... :-) (almost)
I don't always use these widgets, but when I tried them recently and found out they were broken, I was very annoyed...
This add-on is so useful (and well made).

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Thanks Alexandre Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I downloaded your file
https://alexandre.alapetite.fr/divers/vrac/code.js
restarted Firefox and it works fine.

Thank you for your fast response.

Best regards,
Mal

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Fix for version 1.7.0.1 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mal: As you ask, to get version 1.7.0.1 to work on Firefox 22+, download
https://alexandre.alapetite.fr/divers/vrac/code.js
to replace the following file
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[...]\extensions\linkwidget@clav.mozdev.org\chrome\content\code.js

As a good practice, I encourage you to take a backup of the original file, and to inspect the file you have downloaded, for instance by comparing with the original.
A tool to do so is for instance WinMerge (free).

My previous comment with the manual steps to apply the patch is still available from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/link-widgets/reviews/482782/

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Essintial add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a must-have - I can't imagine trying to use most sites without it!

It's worth pointing out that you can send the content to a new tab using a middle-click.

Two things that would gain the fifth star:

1. It took ages to discover the key bindings - perhaps these could appear in the pop-up tips or something?

2. Please support finding links in SVG if you can. If the link doesn't contain any svg:text, then obviously the guessing can't work, but it would be nice for it to work on an appropriately written page.

For example, I have a weather observations chart [*]; Link Widgets ignores the Next and Prev svg:link elements and guesses wrongly by modifying the last number in the URL (despite deselecting that option in its settings).

[*] http://coilleais.com/weather/therm.pl?d=4days;t=1342738800;xmlindent=2

If you want to experiment with the SVG stuff (e.g. creating suitable values for XLink:role), then email me using the address on the top page of my site above.

Keyboard shortcuts? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be great if there were keyboard shortcuts for the buttons. I have a multimedia keyboard with back and forward browser navigation keys and it would be fantastic to map something like CTRL+forward to the forward button. In keyboards without this keys you could use the home, end, page up and page down keys or cursors

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful add-on! The only trouble was that link widgets would interfere with shortcuts like "Command-," for opening preferences. Fortunately, the Link Widget keyboard shortcuts can be disabled with the keyconfig extension: http://mozilla.dorando.at/

BTW, I am using Link Widgets on FF4 thanks to the Add-on Compatibility Reporter extension which will override the add-on compatibility checking. It works like a charm: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

very useful, but does not work in FF4 yet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

When this addon is enabled all my FFx menus get disabled after customizing the toolbars. Some other options are disalbed as well, but Menus are the most specific I can think of. Restarting Firefox brings them back but that is not a good solution if you have a lot of tabs open.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Super useful extension !
I do not understand why this kind of features is not built-in in browsers and why web sites do not use the "rel" links.

There are so many web page with paging ... This ease navigation a lot.

Obe question thought .. are there some key shortcuts for the button ? I'd like to be able to do that without the mouse.

Thanks for your work.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works nicely with Firefox 4.0beta5

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kind of a bug report Rated 5 out of 5 stars

really useful add on.
kind of a bug report: when a site adds REL attributes after the page has loaded (using javascript), Link Widgets recognizes them, but keeps the guessed urls as default action.
imo REL attributes should always be preferred to guessed urls.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this add on. It speeds up navigation.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An update for 3.6, please?

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Bug report Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Bug report.When you install this Add-ons,ritght click the toolbar and then click the "custoem toolbar",close it,then you can't use the menu or the "custoem toolbar".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Works finally Rated 4 out of 5 stars

You need to add the buttons yourself by editing the tool-bar. Then It works perfectly.
Keyboard shortcuts (see other comment) works anyway.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

does not work as a Rewind/Fastforward Buttons replacement. It might be useful for simple photo galleries but it is unable to take you to the prevous page you visited if it is situated ina different domain.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Does not replace Rewind/Fastforward Buttons as claimed by the author. The app is not very smart at finding higher leven domains, usually misses the spot you want to go to, wasn't ver useful for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Breaks customise toolbars with FF 3.5 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm very disappointed. Under Mac OS X at least, Link Widgets breaks FF 3.5 and isn't usable. I've reported the following bug: https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=21886

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's usually a miss rather than a match. It could be made to be much "smarter".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.6).