Port from Firefox the Capability to Mark a URI in a Text String and Go to that URI



UI Design
11 months ago
11 months ago


(Reporter: David E. Ross, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




11 months ago
The PrefBar extension has a Text URL button described at <http://prefbar.tuxfamily.org/buttons.html#texturl>.  This button is supposed to allow me to mark a URI that is merely a text string (NOT a link) and open a new tab at that URI.  The button no longer works.  Because this capability is inherent in "vanilla" Firefox, the developer of PrefBar declines to fix the button.  

Not being a user of Firefox, I am not sure what is the user interface for this.  I think a context menu entry "Go To URI" would be appropriate.  A simple right-click should not trigger this capability because a user might instead want to copy the text string or view the HTML source around the string (existing context menu items).  While the button always opened the URI in a tab, the Link Behavior preference for "Open links meant to open a new window in" should control where the new page opens.
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