My Firefox extensions have been updated

This month I've updated all my Firefox extensions. So, if you a Firefox user, maybe you will find some of them useful.

Advanced Locationbar
Linkifies URL segments in your Location bar. Fork of Locationbar² with bugfixes. Includes support of Internationalized Domain Names and separate linkification of domain and subdomain.

Omnibar Lite
Adds default search engine icon to the location bar with an ability to change it quickly. Original Omnibar doesn't work in Firefox 49+. Onmibar Lite supports Firefox 50+. It utilizes built-in Firefox search. Don't forget to remove original Omnibar!

Pure URL
This add-on automatically removes all garbage like "utm_source=*" from URLs. These fields are provided for the Google Analytics and they are not a necessity.

System Menu Ex
Extends system menu of the main window. Adds an ability to create a new window (private or general), open the About window and restart the browser. Don't forget to enable the title bar! The menu can be opened using left click on the application icon.

  1. #1
    dwight lobry

    hi, pure url doesn't work in latest chrome, what do i wrong?
    dwight, netherlands

  2. #2

    Thanks for your extensions, especially for continuing to support linkified addresses with Advanced Locationbar. I found a couple of minor issues with it on Firefox on Windows while using its now bundled dark theme. I was able to fix both with a little bit of user CSS. The text rendering issue might be very platform/setup specific but the subdomain highlighting fix seems like something that could be adapted into the default configuration of the extension.

    /* Fix text rendering differences between Advanced Location bar link and edit modes */
    #urlbar [class^="textbox-presentation-"] {
    	opacity: 1;
    	color: #888;
    /* Highlight the hovered subdomain along with domain in Advanced Location bar */
    #urlbar .textbox-presentation-protocol:hover + .textbox-presentation-subdomain,
    #urlbar .textbox-presentation-subdomain:hover,
    #urlbar .textbox-presentation-domain {
    	color: #fff;
  3. #3
    VEG Author

    raina, unfortunately, these extensions will stop working in Firefox 57 anyway. It just doesn't make any sense to update them now. Only the Pure URL extension can be ported to the WebExtensions (which will be the only available API since Firefox 57). So, I had decided to stick to the Firefox 52 ESR. I'll use it while it will work with most websites (for several years, I hope), and then I'll choose what to do next.

  4. #4

    Any chance to open source the Pure URL code? I think it would be good to develop further.

  5. #5
    VEG Author

    Brendan, any extension is just a ZIP archive. So, you can watch the source code of any extension.