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In updated Firefox there is no chain-link icon for creating a tiny url for the current site being viewed. How does one create a tiny url now?

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In updated Firefox there is no chain-link icon for creating a tiny url for the current site being viewed. How does one create a tiny url now?


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Hmm, was that a built-in feature? I think the button would have been created by an add-on. Do you recall what service the links were created on? For example, bit.ly or another one (this might help in reinstalling the add-on if needed).

To check whether the necessary extension became disabled or needs updating, you can use the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions. Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. If you see one that looks relevant, make sure it's enabled. Note that disabled extensions cluster at the bottom.

Above the list, there is button with a gear/wheel/cog icon. If you click that, "Check for Updates" should be available. This doesn't always work, but should find updates for extensions installed from the Mozilla Add-ons site.

Any progress?

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Hmm, was that a built-in feature? I think the button would have been created by an add-on. Do you recall what service the links were created on? For example, bit.ly or another one (this might help in reinstalling the add-on if needed).

To check whether the necessary extension became disabled or needs updating, you can use the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions. Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. If you see one that looks relevant, make sure it's enabled. Note that disabled extensions cluster at the bottom.

Above the list, there is button with a gear/wheel/cog icon. If you click that, "Check for Updates" should be available. This doesn't always work, but should find updates for extensions installed from the Mozilla Add-ons site.

Any progress?