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Shorten a desired URL with Google URL shortener API

G URL Shortener easily makes a short URL for desired websites with right-click context-menu item!  Please check the YouTube Tutorial at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how this Addon works in your browser.  If you want to contribute to the developement of this Addon, please Fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

Some of the important features about G URL Shortener addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with G URL Shortener.

6 Reasons to Use G URL Shortener

  • Allows you to shorten desired URLs with just one click.

  • Automatically copies the shortened URL to the clipboard.

  • Needs an API key in the options page before usage.

  • Uses Google API to shorten URLs.

  • Automatically detects page URL or links based on where you right-click within the page.

  • Available for all browsers and platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is G URL Shortener?

    G URL Shortener is a simple addon that let you shorten a desired URL(s) with just once click. Before using the addon please make sure to get an API key. In order to get the API key please visit addon options page. Once the key is set, you can start working with the addon. Simply right-click on any link and then select - Copy Shortened URL to clipboard - from the context-menu. If you click on the white area within the page, the page URL will be selected as the source URL to be shortened. Please note that the shortened URL will be auto copied to the clipboard, so you do not need to perform extra steps to copy the URL to the clipboard.

  • How can I get the API key for this addon?

    In order to get the API key, 1) please head to "https://developers.google.com/url-shortener/v1/getting_started?refresh=1&pli=1#APIKey" and click on the "Get a Key button". 2) You need to sign-in to your Google account to get the API key. Write a name for your project (you can write the extension name or any other names you would like). 3) Click on the "CREATE AND ENABLE API" button at the bottom right corner. 4) Wait for the API key to be generated. 5) Copy the key from "YOUR API KEY" area to the above filed. Once the key is set in the options page, you can start using the addon. It is important to note that, because you have set your own API key, there is an option to track all API key calls from the Google API console at: "https://console.developers.google.com/apis/api/urlshortener.googleapis.com/overview".

  • Why do I need to set my own API key?

    You will have better privacy once you have your own API key. Moreover, there is a dashboard for all Google APIs which you can track all your enquiries and get useful info from the built-in analytics.

  • How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox browser?

    In order to uninstall this extension from Firefox, please go to the Firefox addons page, find the addon from the list and then press on the uninstall button.

  • How to uninstall this extension from your Opera or Chrome browser?

    In order to uninstall this addon from Opera, please go to the extensions page, find this addon from the list and then press on the remove button.

  • How to disable this extension?

    In order to disable this addon, find the addon name from the extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button.

  • How to remove the context-menu item?

    In order to remove the right-click context-menu item, you need to disable the addon. There is no other options to remove the context-menu item from the mouse right-click.

  • Submitting Bugs

    Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this Bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

    Comments | Reviews

    • Please note: Keep these reviews clean, and avoid the usage of derogatory or inappropriate language or terminology in references to individuals or groups based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, gender and etc. Do not submit bugs in your reviews, use the above bug-report section instead. Also, never post any personal information in these reviews.

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