Open Broken Links, Plain Text Links in New Tab with URL Link for Firefox.

URL Link is an add-on for Mozilla Firefox developed by Neil Bird which helps you to open broken link, plain text links which are not embedded in new tab. Though its quite simple in features, it save times by not using Ctrl+C, Ctrl+T and Ctrl+V to open the desired site, in short, we need touch keyboard to function this operation.

Developer(s): Neil Bird
Language support: English.
Home page: URL Link
License: MPL v1.1
Download: Add to Firefox

HOW TO: Installing URL Link on Mozilla Firefox:

1. Go to URL Link Mozilla add-on page, or simply click on the above download link and click on “Add to Firefox“.

URL Link add_firefox

2. If Mozilla Firefox asks user permission for installation of addon. Click “Allow” to continue installation, leave it to abort.

3. URL Link installation box pops-up. Click “Install Now” to continue installing add-on, “Cancel” to abort installation.

URL Link_instllation_confirmation_firefox

4. On successful installation, URL Link asks user permission to restart the browser. Restart the browser to activate the add-on.

URL Link_install_success

HOW TO: Using URL Link on Mozilla Firefox:

1. To open the link in new tab, select the text and right click (RMB) and click on “Open Selection in New Tab” and choose the desired option.

URL Link_open_new_tab_plain_link

2. You can even open and search (Google, Wiki…..), the selected text in new tab, but you need to add URL in preferences.

4. To access preferences, go to Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Manager, search for “URL Link” tab and click on “Options“.

URL Link_options


HOW TO: Disable/Remove URL Link from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Click on the Firefox, located at left upper corner of the web browser and go to “Add-ons”.

or press “Alt“, Menu bar pops-up, then go to Tools > Add-ons, or you can simply use shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+A” to access add-on (extension) manger.

2. Now, click on “Disable” to disable the add-on temporarily or click “Remove” to remove the add-on permanently from the browser.


NOTE: Both options require restart for the actions to take effect.


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