Firefox extension that lets me open links by dragging them?
September 26, 2008 12:05 PM   Subscribe

i'm looking for a firefox extension that, when i highlight an in-text link (ex: - one that is not hyper-linked) and drag it to the side, the link opens in a new tab. i don't want to have to drag it to the tab bar or a new tab button. i used to have an extension that allowed me to do this several versions of firefox ago, but i just can't seem to find it anymore. any thoughts?
posted by anthropomorphic to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Not exactly the same, but I've been very happy with Linkification. It automatically converts text URL's to clickable links. Then it's just a matter of middle-clicking the link to open it in a new tab (or right-click -> Open Link in New Tab).
posted by jluce50 at 12:31 PM on September 26, 2008

It's not exactly what you want, but I have firefox set up to turn text URLs into hyperlinks, so in the post above is a link. As such I can open in a new tab like a normal link, no dragging required.

I am achieving this with the extension greasemonkey and the script linkify.
posted by Mike1024 at 12:31 PM on September 26, 2008

... or dragging it to the tab bar, for that matter.
posted by jluce50 at 12:31 PM on September 26, 2008

posted by Solomon at 1:35 PM on September 26, 2008

I have this ability and looking through all my add ons it seems to be Quick Drag. It lets me just drag a highlighted area off to anywhere on the screen and opens up as a new tab. If its a link it goes to that page. Otherwise single words go to dictionary definitions and images get saved.
posted by beautifulcheese at 1:47 PM on September 26, 2008

There's a Firefox extention called Smart Link that lets you highlight a text link, and then right click and select open in new tab (or same tab or new window - it's customisable). Unfortunately it stopped working when I updated FF to 3.0.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:12 PM on September 26, 2008

Easy DragToGo, SuperDragAndGo, and Drag de Go
posted by swapspace at 2:14 PM on September 26, 2008

one extra mouseclick, but fetch text url is what you're looking for. when you right click on any link-ish text, you can either open it in a new tab, current tab, or new window. incredibly handy.
posted by yonation at 2:15 PM on September 26, 2008

Easy DragtoGo does it for me.
posted by defcom1 at 4:58 AM on September 27, 2008

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