Link Alert
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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.

4.7 out of 57 ratings

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Ashi AshiMay 12, 2023

Great extension, very useful. I doubt the developer will read this, since it says this extension was last updated on 16 September 2014, but you never know... What surprises me is that you can only allow a maximum of 4 icons to show when hovering over a link, while there's a total of 44 different ones of them that could indicate what kind of page a link will take you to. Am I doing something wrong, CAN it actually show more than 4? In that case, I hope someone can tell me. I'd like for it to ... Show more

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A Chrome Web Store userOct 21, 2017

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 and some on CNN often display th... Show more

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Jordan GROSSApr 10, 2014

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!

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    September 16, 2014
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    English (UK)
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    Code Computerlove
    8 Gold Lane Lancaster LA1 5TY GB
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