I’ve Been Looking for This!

Google search link fix:

This extension prevents Google, Yahoo and Yandex search pages from modifying search result links when you click them. This is useful when copying links but it also helps privacy by preventing the search engines from recording your clicks.

In other words, when I get google search results and right-click on them, instead of getting useless garbage, I get a link I can use in blog post or a footnote — especially handy for linking to .pdf files where the URL doesn’t show up in the program that pops up to display the document.

Most folks won’t need this extension. But those who do will love it.

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5 Responses to I’ve Been Looking for This!

  1. Earl Killian says:

    Why not go all the way and use Disconnect Search?

  2. Earl Killian says:

    That’s strange, because I just typed “Michael Froomkin” in the Disconnect Search box, right-clicked on the first link, and pasted it below:
    This is on Firefox on a Mac, but I can’t see how it would different on other configs.

  3. Earl Killian says:

    PDFs are often a problem aren’t they? I just tried “Michael Froomkin CV” in the Disconnect Search pull down box and control-clicked on the first entry, and now paste it here:
    So yes, it seems to work PDFs too.

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