Copy ShortURL Version History

13 versions

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Version 3.0.0 19.2 kB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 and later

New version with a number of changes and new/enhanced features:

* Remove Google Analytics tracking tokens (?utm_*) from URLs by default.
* Fallback to Facebook OpenGraph URL if no canonical URL is present.
* Shorten allegedly "short" URLs if they are longer than 30 characters (configurable).
* Right click on link -> Copy ShortURL for this link
* Toolbar button added (can be enabled in preferences).

Also, this version is built with "jpm" and has a new icon.


Version 2.1 20.8 kB Works with Firefox 21.0 and later

Version 2.1 adds a few features:
- asynchronous requests, which should be friendly towards performance
- localization! Initial set of languages: en-US, de, es-ES, fr, rm, uk, zh-CN. Contribution of additional languages appreciated: The code is on github.
- New hotkey: Press CMD/Ctrl+Shift+L to make a short URL without using your mouse. Thanks to canuckistani for the contribution!

The add-on is also repackaged with Add-on SDK 1.15, which allows it to work again with the latest Firefox versions.

Version 2.0 191.8 kB Works with Firefox 19.0 and later

Version 2.0 has a preference dialog (in the add-ons manager, click on "preferences" for Copy ShortURL). You can now select the shortening service right there!

Supported shortening services out of the box:,,

Custom shortening services are still supported: Just enter your custom URL in that preferences window.

Version 1.5 166.9 kB Works with Firefox 14.0 and later

Repack with Add-on SDK version 1.9 due to bug 784264.

Version 1.4.4 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later

No code changes. Re-compiled with Addon SDK 1.6.1 to avoid memory leak.

Version 1.4.3 180.2 kB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 and later

Version 1.4.2 180.2 kB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 and later

Repack for Add-ons SDK 1.1.

Version 1.4.1 261.1 kB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 and later

No significant code changes, update for compatibility with Add-ons SDK version 1.0.

Version 1.4 204.8 kB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 and later, Mobile 4.0b3pre - 7.0a1

Updated compatibility with the latest Firefox 4 betas. Built on the latest Addon SDK.

Version 1.3 182.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b10, Mobile 4.0b1pre - 4.0b4pre

Updated to Jetpack SDK 0.9 -- The add-on is now compatible with the latest versions of Firefox 4 beta.

Version 1.2 136.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b7, Mobile 0.1 - 4.0b3pre

Small fix to make extension compatible with current Firefox nightlies.

Version 1.1 133.1 kB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b5pre, Mobile 0.1 - 2.0a1pre

Major changes in version 1.1:
  • Growl notifications when copying a URL. You'll see if a short URL was found or created, and what URL it is. If you don't have Growl (or if your platform does not support it), a 10-second information bar is shown instead.
  • Switch to as default service, because it's shorter than tinyurl.
  • User-definable short-URL service URL. (Use tinyURL, or your own shortening service!) For more information, take a look at the README file.

Version 1.0 111.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b3pre, Mobile 0.1 - 2.0a1pre