Extension Watch: Fix Google Search Links with Firefox

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Dec 20, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Have you ever noticed that when you try to copy a link from a Google search result, you end up with some garbled URL? For example, a simple URL like http://www.digikam.org/ turns into a long and incomprehensible string like http://www.google.dk/url?q=http://www.digikam.org/&sa=U&ei=30SsUqfyH8eGyQOcmoDgBQ&ved=0CCIQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNG4uc_MAKbdNEeGJutAoYmDStTASw. Annoying, right? Fortunately, a Firefox extension with the ironically lengthy Google/Yandex search link fix name provides a simple solution to the problem. Once installed, the extension prevents Google from mangling links in the search results. As the name suggests, the add-on works with the Russian search engine Yandex, too.

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