Firefox Extension Makes TinyURLs With One Click

Update: this version works with Firefox 1.5 to 3.0. As of this writing the newest stable version of Firefox is 3.5.
 

Really long website addresses (URLs) are not only ugly but can cause problems when used in email as the address can get broken over over two or more lines and will no longer work.  And for Twitter users who only have 140 characters to write a message, a really long URL can make things impossible.

That's one of the reasons URL shortening services like tinyurl.com have become so popular.  With these services you can convert a URL like http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx?pid=CL10... to a much more manageable http://tinyurl.com/ppr63z.

TinyURLCreator is a free Firefox add-in that allows you to make short URLs easily.  Once installed, just right click anywhere on a web page and select "Create TinyURL for this page."  In a few seconds the URL will be created and copied to the clipboard.  You can then paste the URL into an email or other document.

But there's more: hover your mouse cursor over any tinyURL address and you will see the full website address. However this only works for TinyURL addresses and can't be used for other URL shortening services.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/126

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Rhiannon

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