Firefox Quick Tip: Know What’s Behind TinyURL Links with Greasemonkey Script
I love TinyURL. While you don’t see me using them generated links here. I use them quite often in my other blogs. Posting links in Twitter is probably the most practical use I have for it save for the obvious trimming of thousand-character long URLs. But as a security cushion, wouldn’t you want to know what’s behind the link first before you go clicking? Too bad TinyURL links just don’t quite show you where they lead until after you click them.
That’s where Greasemonkey and scripts become quite handy (yet again). If you haven’t got any clue what’s with Greasemonkey, read up.
Anyway, here’s TinyURL Popup Preview. It allows you to see what link is behind the TinyURL link by hovering on the link. The ‘real’ link will show up as with TITLE tags. No more guessing on what lies behind the link.
January 14, 2008 Monday at 4:31 pm