Add Link Titles
I wrote a script to solve another one of my pet design peeves. And I figured, why not share it? When a new window pops-up, especially for comments on weblogs, many times there is no status bar. Then, when you mouse-over a link, you can't tell where you're going to end up if you click that link. You either have to click it and take your chances, or right-click the link and view properties to find the URL.
This new way to view URLs will save a few clicks. I created a browser extension that will set the "title" attribute of every link on the page to the value of the "href" attribute of that link. So when you mouse-over a link, like this one
, you'll get a little window (similar to alt text for images) with the full URL for that link. To activate this feature on any page, you'll just need to right-click anywhere and choose "Add Link Titles" from the menu. Here's a script that will install the menu extension:
Add Link Titles Setup
(right-click, Save Target As..., then double-click to install.)
What the new context menu entry looks like.
This is for Internet Explorer on Windows machines only.