Link Previewer chrome extension

Version: 2.8
Link Previewer
Quickly preview the content of a link by just hovering it.
4.40 Based on 15 user rates

What is Link Previewer?

Link Previewer is a screenshot extension for chrome. it's a free extension and is featured in Productivity, it has 1,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 4.40 from 15 rated user, last update is 383 days ago.

What’s new in version 2.8?

                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.
- Added "Blocklist" feature. You can now disable the extension on specific websites.
- Added "Search Link" feature. You can now easily switch website to preview by just typing it's URL.
- Added "Shortcut Key" for closing the link previewer box. Just Press "ESC" button to close the link previewer box.
- Minor improvements in link previewer box UI.
- Minor fixes and improvements.

> Automatic or Manual (Pressing a Key, Customizable) Opening of Preview Window
> Website Security Detection (HTTPS/HTTP Connection Detection)
> Draggable Preview Window (No Limit Dragging)
> Resizable Preview Window (Flexible Sizes)
> Pinnable Preview Window (Automatic or Manual Pinning)
> Optionally Disable Browser Scroll While Previewing
> Easy-to-Close Preview Window (Default Hover Out, Press 'ESC' key, or Click 'Close' button)
> Preview Window Buffer Time (From 'Instant' up to '5' seconds delay)
> Easy-to-Activate/Deactivate (Easy Toggling)
> Mobile/Desktop/Large Desktop/Extra Large Desktop/Flexible Sizes
> Simple/Flat/Modern Styles
> Show/Hide Website URL
> Website Searching
> Website Content/URL Copier
> Website Content Refresher
> Website Content Screenshot (Automatic or Manual Screenshot)
> Website Blocklisting (Disable the Extension on Certain Websites)
> Control Common Website Security Settings

More features to be implemented and improved to provide you with better functionality.            

How to install Link Previewer?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of Link Previewer

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 2.8
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
  • Author: Kevin Karl Leaño

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Reviews of link previewer:

Vinoo Samuel November 24th, 2022
Vinoo Samuel

Opens the pop up window off screen most of the time. Have to keep dragging it in. This is a deal breaker.

cj juszczak July 26th, 2022
cj juszczak

Was working fine at first, but after a few days it seems to be activating random links on the screen where my mouse is NOWHERE near ?? The preview pops up while i'm typing in a text-box, and every time i hit the activation key <shift> to type a capitol letter, the preview shows-up activating on a link elsewhere on the page but nowhere near where my mouse is ?? my mouse pointer is still in the text-box that i'm typing, so i have no idea why it keeps opening the preview box on content that i haven't remotely been near ??

Andrew Robertson June 13th, 2022
Andrew Robertson

I really like the app, it's clean and does what it says. Great! It is a great option to provide the automatic delay with the number of seconds of our choice, or the manual option to press an assigned key. We naturally move our mouse over a link whilst reading, and the popup opens covering your screen. So we need to close the popup to continue reading the existing webpage. We all do it, but it would be great to have a little control over the popup. The manual option is fine if using your keyboard all the time, although others would prefer an automatic popup with more control. 1. Hovering over a link could show an icon/your logo to the right of the link so the user can decide if and when they want to click the icon to open the popup screen. 2. Is it possible to have more than 1 popup on the same webpage, i.e. looking at 2 links or more at the same time? Or a popup within the popup? 3. Is it possible to read pdf's within the popup, not opening another webpage? I have looked at many apps trying to do the same and your app does what I need. It would be great to see a few updates. Many thanks for your great work!

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