Nice Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Good functionality, but clumsy integration. Why put such a simple task in a drop-down menu with 2 entries (only one of which you actually use)?
The "Edit Directories" is perfectly accessible on the about:addon options page. It's just pointless clutter.
Please consider a one-click "Save link as file" entry on the context menu.
Or at the very least make it editable with Menu Wizard.
An option to remember last saved location would be very welcome too.
Looking forward to giving this 5 stars.
"in a drop-down menu with 2 entries"
No there are as many as you want.
"only one of which you actually use"
Who is it you are taking about? I use both
Also: One click does not do it for me, because I save links in different direcories.
"An option to remember last saved location would be very welcome too."
I think it does that.
Menu Editor in Firefox? Aren't these addons in their own right?
Good but add shortcut key .. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Works Good :) but add a option to set custom shortcut key to save links...
Version 4.0 not working on Firefox 47.0 (Windows 10) Rated 2 out of 5 stars
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.
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#c5572425076854090616This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed).
great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Using this for quite awhile, and is great for my linux workstations.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed).
great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for this add-on. What about restartless?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed).
I look into it, not sure when.
excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars
after update is perfect!!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed). 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 review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed). 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 review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.1-signed.1-signed). This 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.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.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.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.1-signed).