Highlight and click?
August 10, 2006 8:21 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a simple plug-in/extension for Firefox that will allow me to highlight a URL's address on a webpage (simple text that isn't hyperlinked), then right-click and load that page on a new tab. Does this exist?
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I believe it does, but I just hold down Ctrl and do C-T-V, and there it is, myself.
posted by baylink at 8:25 PM on August 10, 2006

Best answer: This isn't exactly what you asked for, but Linkification and URL Link will each "linkify" simple-text URLs by turning them into normal clickable hyperlinks. I have both of them installed, and they work quite well.

Could either of those suit your purpose?
posted by limeonaire at 8:28 PM on August 10, 2006

In Unix just highlight it, then middle mouse goes there. Guessing you mean Windows though...
posted by lundman at 8:34 PM on August 10, 2006

SuperDragAndGo does exactly this. It's on my list of my essential extensions.
posted by hooray at 8:36 PM on August 10, 2006

Oh wait..not exactly. Instead of right-clicking, you drag the selected text.
posted by hooray at 8:37 PM on August 10, 2006

Opera does this out of the box.
posted by evariste at 8:39 PM on August 10, 2006

Best answer: Plain Text Links.
posted by Wet Spot at 8:50 PM on August 10, 2006

Response by poster: Great, got it. Wet Spot, your linked app didn't work with my version, but this one did.
posted by zardoz at 9:02 PM on August 10, 2006

I use text/plain.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:05 PM on August 10, 2006

Fetch Text Url does exactly that.
posted by Manjusri at 11:08 PM on August 10, 2006

firefox does this already. highlight it and drag it to the tab bar
posted by Davaal at 7:30 PM on August 11, 2006 [1 favorite]

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