Version 4.0 not working on Firefox 47.0 (Windows 10) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Hello.

I've been using this Add-on for a few months and it was working fine, but now it doesn't do anything. I would give this Add-on 1-star, but I am giving it 2-stars because it did work and I'm assuming the developer will fix this Add-on.

I don't think the problem is Firefox 47.0. I think the problem started after SaveLink 4.0 was released.

I right-click on a web page and go to "Save link as file..." and that opens up a sub-menu with "Save link as file..." which does not do anything at all. As Stephen Montsaroff said in his review on May 25, 2016, I don't get any prompt for a location to save and no file appears to be generated. I even used Everything search to search my computer and see if a file was actually generated and saved in some location (Desktop, Downloads, and so on), but I see nothing anywhere.

Thank you in advance for fixing this.

Thanks you for the review. Unfortunately I cannot duplicate this behaviour. My configuration is the same as yours (Win 10 with Firefox 47). I also di a complete new installation with Firefox and Savelink.
The File Open Dialogue opens as expected when clicking on "Save Link as File .. " and lets you save the link file of your choice.
For the time being I will further investigate.
Does this behaviour occur with the user defined menus?

Doesn't seem to work for 46.0.1 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Selecting tools or context ment itme, Save Link as File entry, is a menu with one member, "Save Link as File".

On windows 7, clicking on that does nothing, no prompts for location, no file.

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Choosing which type of internet shortcut file to create (.url or .desktop) independent from running system Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon is great, but please make possible to choose which type of internet shortcut file to create (.url or .desktop) independent from running system. For example we could choose to make in Ubuntu internet shortcut file with .url extension to make it simple working in Windows and vice versa. Somethink like this was described in step 5 of this comment: http://steronius.blogspot.com/2013/01/open-url-files-in-linux.html?showComment=1381104750498#c5572425076854090616

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great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using this for quite awhile, and is great for my linux workstations.

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great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon!
Please add a hotkey (at least for the menu item) and also an option to overwrite without question.
P.S. Sometimes link's filename does not match page title (after clicking some page's elements or whatever). Workaround is to refresh the page before saving link. It'd be nice to fix this.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this add-on. What about restartless?

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I look into it, not sure when.

excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

after update is perfect!!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

please add an option for pre-filled mask for naming saved urls, like: "<domain url> --", so it will be pre-filled as: addons.mozilla.org --

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Please fix "edit directories" Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great - issue now fixxed on 3.3 ! Thank You

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Works Perfect in Palemoon! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great extension.. Exactly what I was looking for; Between this, STF, and "Safe File To..." my work got so much easier. It works perfect in Palemoon 25.x and I especially love that it opens a dialog box at my created folders, rather than just automatically putting the shortcut.url within it.

My only request would be an option to let us name the folders we add to "Edit Directories". As is, some of my folders are pretty long and get cut off, so I can't see the end difference between some of them... (e.g. "E:\free apps\internet\browsing\firefox\addons" gets cut off at "\browsing\", so it looks the same as "E:\free apps\internet\browsing\palemoon\addons").

Thanks for the great addon!

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names for diectories

That is probably a good idea. I think about it.
Peter

The Folder Problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great extension, and I use it extensively (especially as a kind of substitution for bookmarks).
Today, I came across a problem. I wanted to open the directory where I keep my SaveLink files ("SaveLink URLs") through a Desktop label (a reference to the SaveLink URLs folder and the label looks like a folder) which I created some minutes ago (just to avoid having to "drill down" to it through the multi-tiered folder structure). However, instead of opening the SaveLink URLs folder a message box popped up: "C:\... \Desktop\SaveLink URLs" already exists. Replace it?" (the text is not English, so here it may not appear exactly as it would appear in the English version of Windows XP.) And the respective folder will not open.

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Please, fix "edit directories" Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Very useful apps, please fix Please, fix "edit directories"

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Re : fix "edit directories"

thanks for the review. I am going to fix it or will try. A preliminary test on Windows 7 with Firefox 27.0 occasioned no problems for me with my directories. So have to take a deeper look..
cheerio
Peter

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Cannot edit directories (FF 33.0) ->
XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: "chrome://savelink/content/dialog_directories.xul"
Line Number 36, Column 3

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Great for those on Linux but better if a choice of link types Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just moved from Windows to Linux and discovered I couldn't drag a URL to the desktop (it saves the complete HTML code!). So this SaveLink plug-in is great :)

It would be useful to be able to select what type of short cut to save (windows / linux / mac) for those of us running dual systems or needing to send links to other people on different OS.

It would then be useful to set a default save type as I've now customised my Linux system to open Windows short cuts in Firefox.

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Savelink: Finally found a deskcut replacement Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been without 'save page shortcut to desktop' for awhile now. Just looked and found drag url to desktop which provides the functionality but is not efficient. Savelink saves the page url to a selected pc path.

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extension to save a page removing invalid chars Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Its surely useful, but I am searching for a plugin that actually lets me save complete pages without the hassle to remove the invalid chars like you already implemented.Would it be possible to extend the plugin in this way ... it would be great.

update after comment prudnik, 15 Oct below: The request is not about saving the link. So maybe its better to talk about a similar plugin "EasySaveLinkOrPage" which offers the current FF functionality of saving a whole HTML page including image references and alike to disk, but also incorporating your functionality to translate special page title (as filename) characters to e.g. "_" underscores. I am saving a lot of pages to a shared network drive (samba on a linux machine) and special characters are really bad :-(
Btw: It would be additionally nice if the "&" character would be replaced as well.
I hope you got the idea and it would be great if this would be no big deal for you.
Thanks a lot anyways for the quick reply

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Three things:1. I understand it better now2. I think a plugin should be judged for what it is.Saving a page is a whole different story with saving pictures, audio and what not.3. I wrote and tried to publish another pluging (SaveSel), which I use personally a lot and which might suit your needs. But I got got stuck with a tedious and confusing Firefox review process. At the time I wrote this SaveLink it was easier. So I did not pursue it so far. And writing another one extending this on would be just the same I guess.

Better than dragging and dropping Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good. More flexible and faster than dragging and dropping the URL. Thank you!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this everyday, Very usefull. Would like to see that it saves standard on desktop instead of in "my documents".

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Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is just what I needed. Before I found it I was having to copy and paste URLs into notepad documents in order to transfer them from my desktop to my laptop and vice versa.
Although now I realize I could've been using the method of "dragging the icon left to URL", I still think it's a great add-on.

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Useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I find this add-on fairly useful, considering the "drag and drop" of the URL doesn't seem to work on my installation of Linux. It would be nice if this add-on also added a similar context menu to the URL on the locator bar, so I can save the link *after* I browse to it.

Also, while kreemoweet was rather negative, he did bring up some good points which the developer might want to consider addressing.

* The add-on description does imply that you can save it in any of three formats, rather than just the appropriate format for your OS. Although I can't see any use in saving as a Windows Shortcut on Linux, I could see that sort of feature as being useful to someone who shares such files between operating systems.
* Current directory isn't a great choice of words, as it has a special meaning in command line programs. If I were to click on "Save in current directory", I would expect the link file to be saved in the directory I was in when I started firefox from the command line. Of course, I didn't start it from the command line, which means I'd have no idea where it would save them. In any case, I wouldn't expect it to open up a save dialog to let me choose a folder.

If I were to design the menu, I'd probably make it look more like this:

* Save Link as Shortcut... >>> would open up a save dialog to let me choose where to save it
* Save Link Shortcut To... >>> would open up a submenu with a list of directories and an Other... choice. If I clicked on a directory, it would save the file in that directory, with no dialog. If I clicked on Other... I would be able to add or remove directories from the list.

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Thank you for the review and the your suggestions.
I think renaming "current directory" is probably a good idea and using the triple dots as well.
I am all for clarity and user friendliness but i am constrained by the OS in a way.

Current directory is nothing I have invented
It is not just a command line thing, but at least on Windows
there is a API function GetCurrentDirectory function (Windows)
On Unix the notion of a current directory exits as well.
Within Firefox they have
browser.download.dir (and also browser.download.LastDir)
It is basically the last directory you used when saving a file.
Now, they don't call it "current directory" but I challenge everybody to come up with a better name.
Well, mayby "last directory" is a better name or the triple dots but it has to be called something.
This whole issue revolves around the issue of scope in my view which is badly handled in the Windows OS.
It is the place and the files, the programs that you are working on at the moment.
Like this breadcrump stuff, it tells you where you are and that you are somewhere at all.
The alternative is to always start with c:\ root drive when saving a file as some Java programs do which
s a pain in the neck.

Regarding your suggestion to just save the file in a directory without showing a Save As dialog.
This is not exactly what I want for two reasons. First I would like to only suggent the filename.
Secondly I use this sometimes to just go near the directory I actually want to store it in.
For example I have a project file with several sub-directories but I do not want to add entries for
all of the sub-directories but go to the root and decide then and there where I store it.
That is at least how I use it.
Now I agree with you that it is a bit unexpected that a save as dialog opens, how would make this clear
by a the menu entry?

So what I will probably do is to follow you suggestion
and rename "Save in current directory" to "Save Shortcut As ..." or something similar.
But I will not make it two menu entries as you suggest. One menu entry per add on is enough.

How about
Save Shortcut as ...
Save As ...
------
Save As in "c:\temp" ...
Save As in "c:\portfolio" ...
----
Add/Remove predefined folders

Or maybe I could use an option ant let the user decide,
whether a Save As Dialog open or not, default being that it does not open one
but just saves it with the suggested name derived from the page title.

Regarding your proposal as to a added menu to the locator bar I am not sure i understand the reason for this
"a similar context menu to the URL on the locator bar, so I can save the link *after* I browse to it"
I you have browsed to a page you can save it with the context menu of the page. Are you refering to some
previous page you have browsed to?