Clear Links
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Clear Links

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Overview

Makes website links more transparent and accessible, enhancing your awareness of your navigational security and privacy.

This is a user experience improvement extension that reveals web links' destination in a more user-friendly and customisable tooltip, simply by moving your mouse over a link; by default, it highlights a URL's domain for links to external websites (customisable in the extension's Options menu) and thus enables more transparent links, improving explicit awareness of your navigation to an external website. One potential use case for Clear Links is to make you more easily aware of phishing email scams by allowing you to inspect a link's destination domain and allowing you to check if the destination is as expected -- identifying malicious links. It is important to note that this extension does not identify malicious links for you, instead, it informs you of links to external sites so you can make the decision yourself. By default, links to pages within the same website/hostname do not have a tooltip appear. This can be changed in the Options menu. This will make a fine addition to your security and privacy digital toolbelt. Short URL services supported: goo.gl, bit.ly, j.mp, t.co (partially) Code repository and release notes can be viewed on GitHub: https://github.com/ChristopherBull/Clear-Links/ Keywords: URL, link, domain, hostname, Short URL, URL expander, URL expansion

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David GullickJul 7, 2016

Great idea! Unobtrusive whilst being informative when you need it.

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Details

  • Version
    3.4.0
  • Updated
    May 11, 2024
  • Offered by
    Christopher Bull
  • Size
    61.65KiB
  • Languages
    English (UK)
  • Developer
    Email
    caffeinatedandroid@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

Clear Links has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

Clear Links handles the following:

Authentication information
Website content

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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