Link Previewer

Link Previewer

Quickly preview the content of a link by just hovering it.

What is Link Previewer?
Link Previewer is a Chrome extension, designed to optimize your web browsing experience. It allows you to preview the content of a link just by hovering it, thereby saving you from navigating away from your current page. The extension comes with a flexible preview window that is draggable, resizable, and pinnable. Other features include website security detection, an easy-to-close and easy-to-activate/deactivate preview window, website searching, and website content screenshot. With Link Previewer, Previewing links has never been simpler, efficient, or more customizable.
Stats
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 4.25 (20)
Version: 2.8 (Last updated: 2022-05-18)
Creation date: 2021-08-05
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 2.01M
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Summary

This extension will help you preview the content of a link by just hovering it. This will save you more time on browsing some sites when looking for something in the web.

New Version: 2.8

  • Fixed the issue where the link previewer box gets obscured or appears outside the browser window when the link being previewed is located on the bottom or corner side of the browser.
  • Added new size option for the link previewer box: "Responsive Size". The size will automatically adjust based on browser's current size.
  • Added an option to save or not to save the previewed links to browser history.
  • Improved the "Trigger Mode" feature. You can now assign a key button to trigger the link previewer box when using the "Manual" option. If not set, then the "SHIFT" button will be the default button.

Previous Version: 2.7

  • Added "Autosave" feature in settings. All changes will now automatically be saved without the need of the "Save" button.
  • Added "Instant" and "0.25 seconds" options in buffer time. You can now preview the link much quicker.
  • Added "Trigger Mode" feature. You can now select if the link previewer box will appear by hover or pressing a key.
  • Added "Pin on Preview" feature. The link previewer box will automatically pinned when previewing.
  • Added "Disable Scroll on Preview" feature. You have the option to temporarily disable the browser scrolling feature when the link previewer box appears.
  • Added "Screenshot on Preview" feature. The link previewer box will automatically screenshot it's content when previewing.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Convenient and useful
  • Allows preview of site contents without clicking
  • Good for privacy concerns
Cons
  • Preview window opens in unfavorable position
  • Some websites refuse to connect when previewed
  • Preview window gets obscured and requires manual repositioning
Most mentioned
  • Preview window position and repositioning
  • Some websites refusing to connect when previewed
  • Convenience and usefulness
Recent reviews
by 颜达森 颜达森, 2023-12-26

Just to add to the last review: https works sometimes on google frontpage but mostly not. Https works for links on most websites. Http does not work at all for some reason? Example: imgur link with nothing in front of it, auto-routes to http version if hovered which only results in a warning message saying it's not safe. However if I open it by clicking on it, it brings me to the https version of the same page. It's confusing why wouldn't it try https if it is a "raw" link on the website, if the other option is to not show http at all. If you could correct this and add an option to allow http sites as well, that would make even with the front page results a less annoying and more useful experience. (Just make it confirm with a 10 sec popup or something if you can, so people read the warning.) If you hear me out dear devs, thank you for your consideration.
by Dániel Hidvégi Dániel Hidvégi, 2023-11-16

This extension is practically useless All websites are https This extension can't loads http version of every website Which unfortunately don’t exist Therefore, extension is uselesss Disabled it.
by Space Saver Space Saver, 2023-08-31
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Safety
Risk impact

Link Previewer is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Link Previewer has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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