Some of the important features of the URL Shortener addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its 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 on this page or the contact form on 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. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with URL Shortener.
In short, URL Shortener easily makes a short URL for desired websites with right-click context-menu item!.
6 Reasons to Use 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 Rebrandly 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.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is URL Shortener?
URL Shortener is a simple addon that let you shorten a desired URL(s) with just one 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.
2. How can I get the API key for this addon?
In order to get the API key, 1) please head to "https://app.rebrandly.com/account/api-keys" and log-in or create an account. 2) Click on the "New API Key" button, then, wait for the API key to be generated. 3) Copy the generated key and paste in the designated area within the options page. 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 Rebrandly API console at "https://app.rebrandly.com/links".
3. How can I download the source code for URL Shortener?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. 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 API calls which you can track all your inquiries and get useful info from the built-in analytics.
5. Is there any popup UI for this addon to access all shortened URLs?
No, unfortunatly, currently there is no UI for this addon. In future version a popup UI will be added for this addon.
6. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox browser?
In order to uninstall this extension from Firefox, please go to the Firefox add-ons page, find the addon from the list and then press on the uninstall button.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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