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URL Lister – My First Firefox Plugin

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Browsers, Firefox, JavaScript, Scripts

URL Lister Logo

I just released my first firefox plugin – URL Lister. It shows the URLs of all the open tabs in a textarea so that they can be copied easily.


Install URL Lister

If you have installed it, consider rating it or reviewing it at Firefox plugins sandbox. Go to the public page for URL Lister and write a review for the application. I need reviews to promote it to the main extensions page – sandbox plugins are for registered users only.


Lets say you have these four tabs open…

Right click any tab and click on the ‘URL Lister…’ to open up the main dialog. You can also use ‘Tools > URL Lister’. You will find the URLs of all the open tabs there.

URL Lister Screenshot

There is a drop down menu at the bottom – it has these three options…

  • Plain Text
  • HTML Anchors
  • Linked List

Open URLs

If you have a list of URLs and want to open them all, all you have to do is copy those URLs into this dialog and press OK – this will open up all the given URLs.

And my thanks goes to…

URL Lister is sort of a response to this post by Matt Cutts. I want to thank him for the idea.

There is another plugin with a similar function – Tab URL Copier. I lifted some code from that plugin when creating URL Lister. Thanks.

6 Responses »

  1. Looks like a good plugin, though I would usually use ‘Bookmark all tabs’ in such a situation.

    I’ll write a review of this plugin next week on TechZilo – 370 subscribers (or rather, some of them) should help you in your efforts to get it out of the sandbox (similar to Google sandbox, ain’t it? 🙂 )

  2. Note: You might want to correct the first line as extension. Plugins are usually for smaller functionalities or opening particular media etc. (you’d be knowing that already, perhaps this is an oversight).

  3. Binny V A says:

    Thanks! And I will change the title to extension. But its important have both words in the post – many people search for ‘firefox plugins’.

  4. […] For those unfamiliar with URL Lister, its a firefox add-on that shows the URLs of all the open tabs in a textarea so that it can be copied easily. It is my first firefox add-on. […]

  5. Could be very useful for scripting several links into an HTML doc. It would be easy enough to c/p the URLs into a text editor, then edit the <a href=” before each entry, then the follow ups at the end.

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