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excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars
after update is perfect!!This user has a previous review of this add-on.
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 --This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Please fix "edit directories" Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great - issue now fixxed on 3.3 ! Thank YouThis user has a previous review of this add-on.
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!
names for diectories
That is probably a good idea. I think about it.
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.
Please, fix "edit directories" Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Very useful apps, please fix Please, fix "edit directories"This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1-signed).
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..
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Cannot edit directories (FF 33.0) ->
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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.
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.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1-signed).
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
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!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1-signed).
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".This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1-signed).
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.
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.
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.
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?
Useless Rated 1 out of 5 stars
The extension description gives the impression that one can save a link in various formats, but this is evidently
not true. When one chooses "save link as file" one is given the choice of saving to the "current directory" or you
can "edit directories". Now, what the phrase "current directory" means outside of of a command-line shell I have
no idea. The "edit directories" choice brings up a blank text box: again, one is led to believe there should be
a file/directory chooser dialog shown, but there is not. This extension may do what the author intended, but
that intention is extemely obscure and the published description needs some serious work.
This seems to be a malevolent review:
Ask yourself: if you choose "Save as" from the file menu, what directory is shown by the file dialog?
As to the "edit directory" there is just a little update bug not showing some buttons at the bottom the first time you enter a new predefined directory. Nothing, that a litter drag with the mouse can fix. I have already found out the reason and will be rectified in the next release.
The description need some rework, true..
But frankly to talk about such things as "extremely obscure" as this review does I find extremely unfair if not spiteful.
If this is already "extremely obscure" to this person, I wonder what he/says says about other add on modules or computer programs in general.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very useful tool ! Works perfectly !
Updated accordingly ! Thanks !
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
So simple and so cool! Why doesn't firefox developers include such opportunity in the browser by default...This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1-signed).
Good replacement for Create Shortcut Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I just upgraded to Firefox 5, and Create Shortcut hasn't been updated yet. Since it's not available thru Mozilla's Add-ons page, I looked around for something else and found this. I like that I can choose where to save the link.
I hadn't realized I could create shortcuts by dragging/dropping, but that doesn't do me a lot of good anyway because my window is always maximized, so there's nowhere to drag to. I could restore the window to normal size, but more than half the time, the window has sized itself to my display anyway, so I'd have to then resize it to see the desktop. This saves me the trouble.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
i wanted thisThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1-signed).
sounds good, but not compatible v4 Rated 3 out of 5 stars
hard to rate since error message says not compatible with firefox 4. sounds like a great idea, can't wait for updateThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1-signed).