icon Link Target Display


Displays link targets in a tooltip at the bottom of the browser window if the status bar is hidden. The status bar is hidden automaticall in full-screen mode, and you may hide it permanentally in the View menu.


2011-01-31: 1.8 @ AMO / local mirror
updated for Minefield nightly builds
2010-11-20: 1.7
several small fixes
2010-09-16: 1.6.1
fixed issues with right-to-left languages
2010-09-05: 1.5
improved truncation of long URLs
2010-07-02: 1.4
added fade effect (requires Firefox 4.0 beta 1)
2010-01-18: 1.3
changed the delay for showing the tooltip when moving the mouse pointer over a link
2010-01-03: 1.2
styling changed
2009-12-28: 1.1
moved the tooltip to the bottom left corner
2009-12-23: 1.0.1
fixes for Firefox 3.5 and high screen resolutions
2009-12-20: 1.0
initial release

Comments / show all

  1. Jason wrote on February 18, 2010 05:31 PM GMT ():
    I’ve had a similar problem that ow is describing.

    Another issue that I’ve found is that the tool tip seems to linger in background windows. That is, if I shift+click a link in one window, and then return to that window (either closing the newly created window or simply clicking the title bar of the original window) the tool tip from the clicked link is still visible until I click somewhere on the page or hover over another link.

    Hopefully you can fix these issues, this is so close to exactly what I want…
  2. me wrote on February 25, 2010 07:40 AM GMT ():
    Excellent addon! Please consider adding customization of tooltip background color and text style.
  3. Neil wrote on March 20, 2010 03:28 AM GMT ():
    Was wondering if you had experienced a problem I am having with this extension. When I scroll it causes all the page that scrolls behind the tool tip to be jittery looking. I really like this Extension but the double scrolling i have to do to solve this is annoying sometimes.
  4. Ronan wrote on April 18, 2010 09:01 PM BST ():
    Viktor (comment #10) had a good point. Any chance to see LTD for Thunderbird as well, so that we can finally get rid of the status bar?
    None of the addins providing this functionality (yours but also URL Tooltip, Tooltip Plus, Smaller Tooltip) are available for Thunderbird.
  5. him wrote on May 22, 2010 03:54 AM BST ():
    What about showing it regardless of the statusbar?
  6. robbie wrote on May 28, 2010 05:25 PM BST ():
    Please consider adding customization of tooltip background color and text font style and color. On some occasions tooltip background color and text font color are almost identical making it hard to read.
  7. Tom wrote on June 1, 2010 10:22 PM BST ():
    Great extension--thanks so much for making it!

    Would be fantastic if a wider width was available; it’s hard to read longer urls.
  8. Alex wrote on June 7, 2010 11:16 PM BST ():
    I gotta say, I loved this extension ever since I found it, especially on my laptop

    I got a couple of suggestions though:
    1- the same many have already suggested: the bar could be a bit wider, to make it easier to read longer urls
    2- what #18 said, if I’m seeing a page with a white background, the bar doesn’t stand out as much, making it harder to recognize it

    All in all, this is already a very good addon that can be made even better
  9. Daniel wrote on July 17, 2010 05:24 PM BST ():
    on win7 with custom themes and have this addon installed, which is great btw, hovering a slightly faster over bookmarks list goes rly rly slow and slows down pc.
  10. AC wrote on July 22, 2010 03:55 PM BST ():
    I love Link Target Dispay. Thank you. But it would be much more helpful if it could display more text. As it stands, a large proportion of the URLs I look at are truncated.
  11. fred wrote on July 27, 2010 01:56 AM BST ():

    Can you fix this problem (not only you) ? thank you very much :-)

    css code broken others add-ons = Some add-ons (Link Target Display 1.3/1.4 & Link Status 1.6 for me because i use use these add-ons) stopped working (url or icone no display) with this version = Redirect Remover 2.6.3/2.6.4 (WinXPHome+SP3 Firefox 3.6.3/---/3.6.8).
  12. User4fggf5465f4rfgr45rr4rr4 wrote on August 21, 2010 03:27 PM BST ():

    Perhaps the developer of Redirect Remover (2.6.3/2.6.4) will provide a patch ;-)

    Question asked on this issue here :…ther_css_codes

    !!! Try, developers of add-ons (Link Target Display 1.3/1.4 & Link Status 1.6) affected by this problem to remedy this problem in your own code. Thank you very much :-) !
  13. sy567 wrote on September 6, 2010 07:32 PM BST ():
    Please do not overlay on scrollbar.
  14. CLB wrote on September 9, 2010 08:52 PM BST ():
    A really excellent extension! Thank you very much. I wanted to echo requests for customizable formatting and less URL truncation.

    I’m also having a small problem: If I hover a link and the URL gets displayed before I click the link, the displayed URL persists until I hover over a new link somewhere.
    Extension version: 1.5
    Firefox version: 4 beta 5
    Other relevant extensions: autoHideStatusbar, Download Status Bar, Menu Editor, Tab Mix Plus (plus others)
  15. PePa wrote on September 22, 2010 02:47 PM BST ():
    Great extension--thanks so much for making it!

    Would be fantastic if a wider width was available; it’s hard to read longer urls.
    Yes please! Full screen width perhaps? Or just as long as the url is would be even better.
  16. Rodrigo wrote on September 24, 2010 02:15 AM BST ():
    It would be great if you could fix the “find as you type” issue of unfocusing links. =\

  17. jlbfrance wrote on June 17, 2011 10:44 AM BST ():
    Could you make an update fore Firefox 4.0.1 please
  18. C. Pierrot wrote on June 18, 2011 06:02 PM BST ():
    You know, it’s kind of amazing to see all the ideas that you have implemented as Firefox extensions that are now actually part of Firefox itself!

    For example, this functionality. I think people first saw it in Chrome, which did it since version 1, and then you saw it, liked it, and implemented it for Firefox.

    But is there any point to keeping this extension updated? This functionality is already default in Firefox 4, which utterly KILLS FF3, so I really don’t think anyone else is gonna still be using it, and hell! FF5 is due out Tuesday! So why keep this updated?
  19. Mr.Anderson wrote on June 25, 2011 11:45 AM BST ():
    I’ve updated from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 5.

    But I can’t see this functionality. Link target nowhere! What should I do?
  20. サムス・アラン wrote on August 2, 2011 06:45 AM BST ():
    This hasn’t been updated for Firefox 5, so it “won’t” work. (Like with the Google Toolbar add-on, which hasn’t yet been updated, you can install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter add-on, which will change your settings to allow incompatible add-ons to be used, if they are actually compatible and just not updated)

    If C. Pierrot is right (I haven’t really tried seeing if it is or not, since I only installed it in case I might need it), then you may as well just remove this add-on on Firefox versions 4+.

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