This extension displays an icon next to the cursor indicating the target of a link
Links haven't changed since their inception a long time ago. These days a link can take you just about anywhere. Wouldn't it be really handy if you had some indication of what you were clicking on? With Link Alert you do! It'll highlight links with a little tooltip indicating where the link is likely to take you. For example, links to PDFs show a small PDF icon in the tooltip, external links show an icon and you can even see which links aren't secure from secure pages. You have the option to select which icons are shown as well as changing some aspects of the display of the tooltip, such as the background and border colours. The extension will also be updated regularly to include new icons and options. Updates can be found from the options for the extension.
- (2017-10-21) Thrilled you forked this for Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. It's working in Vivaldi browser too. Some bugs whether in Chrome or Vivaldi. On certain pages, haven't figured out the pattern yet, the icons end up being giant-sized, and vertically-oriented. Which also flips the X Y offset settings. They end up being treated as images that are on top of the link, preventing the link from being either clicked or right-click copied. Articles on Rollingstone.com and some on CNN often display this problem. But great effort for a first fork to Chromium, and your adding the toolbar button for enable/disable makes it easy to turn off on sites with the problem, in order to get links to work.
- (2014-04-10) Jordan GROSS: Awesome! I used this little addon with Firefox, but I have big bugs from version 29 ... I revert to chrome and I find this extension! I just installed it and I'll see if customization is also good to see better on Firefox! Thank you!
- (2019-10-28, v:1.1.1) Dougal Merchant: Link Alert - Chrome display problem
Hi Link Alert , this is a great idea/extension, but I get nothing displayed on the screen next to the cursor, at all :-( Am I doing something wrong? I'm running the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10. Link Alert is enabled and I've not changed any settings. Thanks and regards from Doug.
- (2017-10-21, v:1.1.1) Giant icons vertically stacked some sites
Repeating what I left in the review, with some added detail. Some bugs whether in Chrome or Vivaldi. On certain pages, haven't figured out the pattern yet, the icons end up being giant-sized, and vertically-oriented. Which also flips the X Y offset settings. They end up being treated as images that are on top of the link, preventing the link from being either clicked or right-click copied. Articles on Rollingstone.com and some on CNN often display this problem. Here's one site where the problem occurs: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/meet-the-democrats-running-on-single-payer-health-care-w494047 All the links in the story went vertical. Some are large, some are "extra large". By setting the X value to a ridiculously big negative 24 pixels I could push the vertical stack far enough to the left, that most links were barely clickable just to the right of the vertically-stacked icon image. But some links had the icon stack even larger, so the link was still impossible to access because the icon image covered it. With that offset so large, of course, most sites where the icons occur at normal size, had the icons offset far further away than I want them (I usually use -4,-4 to push them above and to the left.) Probably some CSS on the problematic pages is causing your extension's images to get embiggened and flipped 90 degrees. Never saw this happen on the old Firefox (pre-FF57) extension, but that wasn't your code and was a different extension model.
- (2017-03-17, v:1.1.1) Francesco Zangrilli: For who doesn't like a background under the icon?
I'd like an option to remove only the background. Even if I choose white borders, with a black web page I'd see white color under an icon of this extention. I think it needs only this