Tab-Link Highlighter
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Overview

Highlights a link in a Google/GoogleScholar/Amazon/Youtube search if it is already open in another tab

TLH allows for a more enjoyable browsing experience, notifying you by highlighting links if that link is already open in another tab. TLH creates a more productive environment, allowing you to not open the same page multiple times (unless you really want to). FEATURES: -Highlights links to tabs already open in the following search pages: Google, Google Scholar, Amazon, and Youtube -Options page to change highlight color, whether to change the link color, and debugging. BUGS: -Does not handle redirects very well. This can be seen when a link is clicked, highlighted, and then unhighlighted. Not sure how to handle or fix this at this time. If you find a bug related not related to any listed above, please let me know by leaving user feedback. PERMISSIONS: -Accessing data on scholar.google.com and www.google.com are used to view and compare the search result links on a Google, Google Scholar, or Amazon search. This is also used to highlight the matched links. -Accessing your tabs and browsing activity is only used to view the urls of your tabs that are open currently for comparison. HOW IT WORKS: This extension only runs when you are doing a google search or a google scholar search. After it starts, it first reads the urls of all currently open tabs, and trims off anything after a '#'. Then it reads all of the search results urls, trimming accordingly. If any of these are exactly the same, it highlights thats result. This runs constantly every half a second, making it dynamic, so if you control-click a link to open it in a new tab, it will highlight that link if it ends up matching the rules. IMPORTANT NOTES: After installing, restart your browser for best results. (A simple refresh of the search page should work too.) VERSION CHANGES: 1.1.0 Removed the class r option of h3 tags and added it so it looked for div > h3 > a tags. This is compatible with with all the searches now available. Added compatibility with Amazon and Youtube Searches. Removed getting rid of everything after a ? mark was removed due to that being a feature in most sites as a search. This also allowed for Youtube to be added to the list of compatibility. Basically any site that has a search items in the div > h3 > a form will more than likely be compatible. Looking into allowing for enabling and disabling certain sites by the user. 1.0.2 Added debug option to turn on/off console logging. Added style to options page. Made to where only h3 tags with a class of r are selected, and then the a tag below that for comparison. 1.0.1 Added Google Scholar compatability. Changed to remove anything after a '?' found in URLs. 1.0 Initial Release TODO: -allow users the option to decide which sites can/cannot work with this extension -allow users to decide which tags get highlighted -previous idea could evolve into allowing users to select which tags for specific sites, allowing for new sites to be added also by user -create new icon and promo screen shots (has yet to be done right) -Perhaps change the algorithm so that it looks for a change or update in the DOM so it isn't running every half a second. -Change so that it is only scanning the page on an active tab (and only if the tab's base url is part of the approved list)

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Alonna WrightFeb 20, 2019

The best extension I've ever used. Thoroughly impressed!

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SOLVEALLPROBLEMSDec 6, 2018

much better extensions out there

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Devin WrightDeveloperFeb 20, 2019

I would love to see some examples of these other extensions. I created this back in 2014 due to the frustration of opening many the same link many times and I couldn't find anything that existed that would show me visually a tab that is already open. I have a lot of ideas how to make it better, it is just a matter of actually doing it. Thanks, Devin

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Krzysztof KrawczykDec 10, 2016

Amazing, I finally know which URLs are already opened, so goodbye to duplicates! Very useful extension :)

Details

  • Version
    1.1.0
  • Updated
    July 14, 2014
  • Offered by
    Devin Wright
  • Size
    40.42KiB
  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Email
    13djwright@gmail.com
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