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Jan in CA
09-14-2007, 01:00 PM
I had a huge URL that I wanted to send my daughter and was afraid it would be cut off so I was going to use tinyurl.com to shorten it, but when I did a search I found that Firefox has an add on for it! It's awesome! It shows up in your tools. Get it here -
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/126


Looks like this screenshot. I used the "from current URL" and it copied the new link to my clipboard.

wewantmore
09-14-2007, 02:06 PM
:woot:

Cool. I LOVE Firefox. I try to convert everyone I talk to. :teehee:

kristinw
09-14-2007, 02:17 PM
Very cool! I heart Firefox!

Jan in CA
09-14-2007, 02:30 PM
I just discovered that when you right click over a link it also shows up. Pretty cool, but I probably won't be using that one much because I like to look at the link before I save it or send to someone. :teehee:

dagny
09-14-2007, 02:31 PM
Nice tip, I can actually use this for work too

brendajos
09-14-2007, 06:18 PM
well i couldn't care less about firefox and use it very minimally but you can do this with IE too. IE you can't drag the button to your links but you can copy and paste it. when you click on the button it will take you to the Tiny URL page but it will have already created the URL and pasted it into your clipboard. I didn't realize it at first and didn't trust it at first when i did realize it, but it does work.

The only thing with that is that i have notice the beta version of Norton doesn't allow the site access to my clipboard so i still have to copy and paste it. I use it all the time at home though.... mostly for my twittering :)

Yarnlady
09-14-2007, 07:51 PM
My son converted me to Firefox a few weeks ago. I adore the CoolIris add on. Just mouse over a link, click on the blue box and it opens the link in a semi-permanent window. I can read all the posts and answer (if I'm willing to give up the formatting) them here without opening up an additional window.

Krystal
09-14-2007, 08:27 PM
Ahh this makes me happy.

Ever since I made the switch forever ago I keep finding more reasons to NEVER go back to internet explorer. I even downloaded a plus! program for my MSN messenger so that when I open my hotmail it opens in Firefox.


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