I originally wrote this extension to fix a web annoyance I've had to deal with too many times. I use Hotmail as one of my email addresses, and I frequently receive email from eBay with that account. Email from eBay is typically full of links that utilize ampersands. Hotmail likes to change them from the original & to & within the links, rendering them unusable. This was a major irritation. Thus, LFT was born.
A second annoyance I see only occasionally are backslashes in place of forward slashes in page links. It used to be more prevalent a few years back. I believe older versions of Microsoft Office programs created links like this when saving documents as web pages.
Middle-click fanatics will be statisfied in the near future. I'm undoing the Hotmail onclick event hijacking in the next release.
To assist in the testing and debugging of Link Fixer Thing, I created a page to test each fix. You may find it useful to verify your installation. The test page is located at: *** web site down ***
I would like to thank everyone for your comments and suggestions. Unfortunately, it appears all the old comments are gone from the addons site. The best way to contact me is thru the following web form: *** web site down ***
Planned for version 0.6: Hotmail middle-click fix. Localization support.