Last week, I secretly released version 1.2 of my Copy ShortURL add-on. It contains a lot of improvements based on your feedback! Here's the 411 on the new features and how to use them:
is.gd is the new default I switched to is.gd (from tinyurl) as the default shortening service. I am affiliated with neither of them, but I though the point of short URLs is, well, being short. So is.gd wins on that front. If you don't like that, don't fret, because...:
You can pick your own short URL service now
If you have a short URL service that you like more than the default, you can pick your own now. Instructions are in the README file on github (towards the bottom). By setting the preference
about:config, you can for example use tinyurl, bit.ly (requires an API key) and lots of other URL shorteners. If you have additional service URLs to share with the class, please leave a comment!
Notifications Initially, there was no way to tell if the add-on had already done its job, except for checking your clipboard contents (hint, if in doubt, yes, it worked). So I added unobtrusive Growl notifications for platforms that support it. For example:
If you don't have Growl, a Firefox notification bar is shown instead:
Finally, Copy ShortURL is now compatible with Firefox versions 3.6 to 4.0b5pre.
Hope you like it, and feel free to leave a comment here or file issues on github if anything is not working as expected.