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Plain Text Linker

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Description from extension meta

Opens plain text URLs when you double-click on them.

Image from store Plain Text Linker
Description from store Also available for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/plain-text-linker/ When you double-click on a piece of plain text, Plain Text Linker tries to determine if what you clicked could be a URL and tries to open it. Please check the linked homepage for more complete information. Issues can be filed on the linked support site.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-05-12) Sam_H_P: works almost too good
  • (2020-12-23) Bhavesh Vaghela: Not working
  • (2020-11-22) Pa Po: works great..thank you for this extension
  • (2020-10-26) Juanlu SC: It does work as announced :-) Any chance that we could have in the config options which event should trigger the script? I.e. instead of double-click, any of the ones here https://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/#events-mouse-types or here https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Events I would personally love to be able to use a single right-click instead of double left-click (my web app already uses double left-click for something different).
  • (2020-09-09) e v: incredibly useful. doesn't work on links within parentheses, or that have periods right after them, but i love it nonetheless
  • (2020-03-25) Vadim Ivanov: Great, very useful extension. Thanks to its creator! I'd like to see in future versions a setting that allows you to choose how to open a new tab: passively (as it is now) or actively.
  • (2019-06-25) Vanja Lovretić: worthless. doesn't work.
  • (2019-06-14) Claudiu Paraschiv: doesn't do anything. using vivaldi
  • (2019-04-26) Herloux Cornelius: The ONLY text to link extension that works on all my sites. Thanks!! It would be nice to have the option to make the link stand out (bold and underline) even when I'm just viewing the page. But I really cant complain! Thanks for a great app!
  • (2018-12-02) Олег Кайбелев: Спасибо, то что я искал!
  • (2018-05-20) Göran Helsingborg: I don't understand how you can browse without this extension... It would be nice if the settings could have support for more languages.
  • (2017-03-01) 非月: Nice!I changed my firefox to chrome,this extension can replace the textlink.js
  • (2016-05-23) Woondal Jeong: 동작은 하지만 주소 뒤에 뒤에 http가 잘못 붙는 버그가 있음.. 수정 필요

Latest issues

  • (2020-03-25, v:2.4.1) Vadim Ivanov: Adding functionality
    Hello, many thanks for the great extension! Could you increase the functionality a little? Please add to the settings the ability to open a new tab immediately active. Then the User will be able to choose how he needs to open the tab by double-clicking: passively (as now) or actively.
  • (2020-01-16, v:2.4.1) Hannes Beere: Link in Brackets
    A link in brackets (http://example.com/) is not properly recognized and will not open.


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3.8 (22 votes)
Last update / version
2020-10-12 / 2.5.2
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