Quickly Find Out Types Of Links On A Web Page When Using Firefox


Link Alert is a small and useful Firefox add-on that displays the type of links present on a web page. This includes classifying different links as pointing to javascript file, pointing to a secure site, opening in a new window, pointing to an external website or internally, opening various types of documents and many others.

Download and install it from here.

Link Alert add-on for Firefox

After installation, hovering mouse pointer to different links in a web page will pop up different icons based on the types of links.

various pop-ups for different links on a web page

various pop-ups for different links on a web page

various pop-ups for different links on a web page

To configure settings for displaying these icons, go to Tools > Add-ons and choose “Options” for Link Alert.

Accessing add-ons options in Firefox

Accessing Link Alert options

Select or remove which type of links should be displayed using their respective icons.

Change icons to be displayed for different types of links in Link Alert

This is a handy add-on to find out quickly about what types of links are on a web page.

Happy exploring.


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