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Link Revealer

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Show URLs when you hover over links into a webpage.

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Description from store This extension will show up the url of the link you're going to click. You are probably asking yourself why this extenions was made for...well this, believe it or not, were made because modern browsers like Google Chrome are going to hide at the most the status bar of the url you're going to click. So i hope with this that you're going to know more where are you going to surf to. But this extensions will not end up here, we're going (yes, this is not only my idea) to add some more nice features, so don't forget to come visit this page. Thanks for trying, as always comments or suggestions are appreciated :) CHANGELOG: - 0.3: Add support for target=_blank links. Updated libs and more. - 0.2.2: the tooltip was not shown correctly on mouseover. - 0.2.1: updated to work with latest versions of Chrome - 0.2.x: more to come :) - 0.2: As promised here's the first update with some new nice features like: - Now you can set the tooltip to be viewed also as a statusbar (with configurable position) or keep it as a simple tooltip - Added a timeout to the tooltip to be shown - First SEO Tool: Domain Highlighter (to understand better if you're are going to surf into the same website or not). - 0.1: First initial version. Links are shown up on mouseover. SOURCE-CODE: https://github.com/julianxhokaxhiu/chrome-link-revealer THANKS TO: - Simone Righini, http://www.goatseo.com, The inventor of the idea - Luca Conti, http://www.patonza.net, Support for some next features that will come

Latest reviews

  • (2020-12-31) Anonymous: Would be nice if we could customize the font in which the link is shown. The current font I do not like.
  • (2020-01-17) Ferenc Radics: Nice! I love it!
  • (2019-12-20) Mugen H: The extension is quite helpful. However, in my experience with it, it frequently gets stuck somewhere on the screen blocking that portion of the UI. Also, once it gets stuck on the screen it is very difficult to remove it. I wish there was a dedicated bar at the top of chrome or bottom of Chrome which could become invisible as soon as the mouse is removed from the link. Currently, it is very annoying because of the way it gets stuck.
  • (2019-10-26) Dougal Merchant: This extension does exactly what I need it to do and that is highlight high level domains of a link to prevent possible spoofing on web pages. A great product! Thank you very much.
  • (2019-06-27) Aaron Brand: Chrome URL preview became buggy on my extended monitor. I didn't realise how much I relied on the preview until it wasn't there. But this little extension has returned it reliably on both monitors with the added bonus of having the display in my line of sight, as well as the domain highlighted (in choice of custom colour). You just made my day!
  • (2017-06-19) Russell Sereno: Failed the 1st test.
  • (2016-12-31) Alec Brown: Does what it says which is perfectly fine but wondering if you couldn't add a feature to indicate if the link has been followed too? The reason I'm looking for this function is that links originate now from many things other than basic text and thusly have no indication of A) Being a link to follow and B) Indicating if that link has been followed already or not.
  • (2015-11-30) Boyko Yordanov: Does not show properly utf8 (cyrillic) urls.
  • (2015-10-26) Burak Bas: it does not reveal what bit ly adress is going to what real url must show the real url
  • (2015-08-05) J J: Perfect Thank you!!
  • (2015-04-28) Gary Aspinall: Great, would give 5 stars if I could choose the width of the tooltip.
  • (2015-03-10) Slava Syrota: Отлично работает. Весьма удобно.
  • (2015-01-10) Kenny Vee: Just recently for me, Chrome stopped showing URLs reliably. Sometimes they show up when I hover over a link, other times they do not. This has solved that problem. If there were more options to change the look (width and window color), I'd give it five stars. Since I'm stuck with a gray window that can get kind of tall with long links (and have no idea how to find the stuff that someone else has mentioned changing to customize the extension for themselves), I give it four stars.
  • (2014-12-10) I need to see links, this app just do it. Nice piece of work... thanks a lot...
  • (2014-10-17) Samuel Tremblay: I spend a lot of time on the web searching for many things about my job and I'm always interested by the source of hyperlinks that I find. This extension is simple but it do the job nicely and this is exactly what I want. Thank you!
  • (2014-10-11) Paul B.: I'd like to see a more transparent tooltip rather than the current heavy brown. But the tooltip is showing while hovering over even normal links, so I am uninstalling.
  • (2014-09-20) Darko A: Edit: Thanks to Marcus Viar's tip, I also modified CSS rules to make it wider. Excellent & Fast extension, highly recommended.
  • (2014-04-09) Davide Jeffer Pasqualato: Almost perfect ... let see if they get my suggestion and this will change to the top rate! Thanks! I really missed this easy and fast way to check links!
  • (2014-03-10) Imre Nagy: Thank you! This is something that Google should build back as a core feature. It's really bad that we have to use extensions for it...
  • (2014-03-05) D.M.J. March: Looks fine, new google took this away (??!!?) in an age where online security is an issue already ? Why would google even do this, should be great for this extension tho ;) Hope its not tracking every link I visit :P
  • (2014-03-03) Lionel Tilmont: You've saved my life as Chrome was no more showing URLs at the bottom ;) EDIT: it is messing with my extension Hoover Zoom somehow...
  • (2014-02-27) Emmanuel Gessler {old account}: Very Good and very clean. Really like it!
  • (2014-02-25) Rob Fuller: Great! After the update to version 33, Chrome is no longer showing link URLs at the bottom of the window, but this app has replaced that functionality.
  • (2014-02-24) Michael Phillips: Works Perfect Version 33.0.1750.117 m
  • (2014-02-23) Marcus Viar: Works Great! Mostly, I made a few changes to my copy. I changed some of the CSS rules in jquery.qtip.min.css to make the tooltip background white (easier on the eyes). In the options I set it to display the tooltip in the top right of the page. But ran into problems with links in the top right of the page being covered by the tool tip so you can't click them. My solution was to edit script.js to turn the tooltip off when you hover over the actual tooltip, then turn back on when you move your mouse away. Overall, it's a great replacement for when Chrome's default URL in the status bar quits working.
  • (2014-02-21) Konijn 2004: Does what the tin says, while looking good.
  • (2014-02-12) Bernhardt Lauerhart: Excellent app, this saved my butt after the URL hover status bar in chromium got all screwed up and refused to show up anymore thanks to an ill-advised update to the newest version which i did. Since the tooltip function can be disabled too this app will essentially replace the old hover bar in the lower left corner for me from now on.
  • (2013-11-19) Allan P. Soares: Great, thanks.

Latest issues

  • (2020-07-19, v:0.3) Rahul Gala: Open / Copy revealed link
    Hi, Is their a way to copy the link or may be open the revealed link in a new tab ? Thanks, Rahul
  • (2019-11-04, v:0.3) Kavan Hammond: Could you please make this app show full URL instead of breadcrumbs? Hovering isn't as useful
    Google is phasing out URLs and going to breadcrumbs, it would be great to have an app that returns URLs to searches. Thanks
  • (2019-10-30, v:0.3) Samuel Murray: Option to disable word wrap
    I'm trying out this extension as a temporary fix for Google's decision to show me breadcrumbs instead of URLs in search results. I set the delay to 0. However, it would be great if one could disable word wrap on the tooltip. I know this will result in very long tooltips, but it's easier (for me) to read URLs as single lines instead of wrapped lines.
  • (2018-09-20, v:0.3) TestFirst TestLast: Need the link to stay for an additional second after the mouse hover is gone.
    Firstly, this extension is fantastic! It's what chrome should have done by default. I'm currently using it at the bottom right corner of the window (on the left bottom it has an overlap with chrome's URL because it has a text-wrap). Feature request: Can you please make the URL on the bottom right stay for 1 more second after mouse hover is gone? Currently I move the mouse over the link and then I have to make sure that the mouse doesn't move slightly. I have to be extra careful about this. If we can have the URL staying for a second after the mouse moves away then it should stay for some more time so that we can see the URL (unless it moves over another element then it should immediately disappear). What do you think?
  • (2016-07-28, v:0.3) Troy Guffey: Combination Extension
    You might want to work with the author of Link Alert so that it shows the TYPE of link as well as a destination. (External Link, Opens New Window, Secure, etc.)
  • (2016-05-12, v:0.3) taiiat: Tooltip blocks Cursor sometimes.
    usually the Tooltip is offset, but on some websites that doesn't work, and the Tooltip is generated directly under the Cursor. making clicking the link effectively impossible. from snooping pages that do and don't have the issue, links displayed with A instead of A Href seem to be the issue. in that ones displayed with A cause the Tooltip to display under the Cursor.
  • (2016-01-19, v:0.3) Alex Vinall: Show link title rather than URL
    Would it be possible to add an option to show the title of the page to which the hyperlink points, rather than the URL itself?
  • (2015-10-26, v:0.3) Burak Bas: must show the real url
    a real url what a bit ly reveals to must show the real one
  • (2015-05-14, v:0.3) Blarg Oramma: Do you have the opposite of this?
    The Chrome Status bar causes all sorts of issues, for aps, image viewing, and especially for movies (despite their claiming they fixed it). Any chance that you could create a plugin that'd disable the status bar? I'd pay through the nose for that!
  • (2015-03-28, v:0.3) Sangmin Lee: Alt attribute Plz
    Thanks for great extension. But, there are clueless icons which need to be explained by alt attributes. Please do something about it.
  • (2014-04-10, v:0.2.2) Chris Pettet: Center positioning
    All of the "Center" positioning are "Center/Center", no matter if it's "Center/Top", "Center/Center" or "Center/Bottom". All others are OK as far as I can see. Google Chrome Version 34.0.1847.116 m.


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4.0 (62 votes)
Last update / version
2014-06-14 / 0.3
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