Open Links

Open Links is a Ubiquity plugin that allows you to open links on a page or normal URLs. That practically allows you to navigate the web without leaving your keyboard.

To use type 'open' (shortcut only 'o') followed by the name of any link on the page or a URL.

The source is available here openlinks.js.

First example illustrates navigation through a page. Matching is case-insensitive and 5 links are displayed as a suggestion.

You can alternatively start typing a URL and the plugin will lead you there.

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  1. adam
    Sep 3rd, 2009 8:33 PM

    this sounds great, any updates for Ubiquity 0.5 ? please

  2. Apr 5th, 2009 6:27 PM

    This command makes ubiquity very useful, at least to me. Control+L may do the trick, as Philip Ganchev noted. But simply, L key is too far away to take.

    I just wish Open command will open URL in a new tab, otherwise, I need to CTRL+T and then CTRL+Space.

    Vladimir, could you please fix the JS file, as klabuster klaus suggested, at least, whenever you find the time? I just don't know what to do about it.

    And adding an alternative new tab version would be useful indeed.


  3. Ricardo
    Feb 10th, 2009 1:50 PM

    Where I have to change the wrong code?

  4. ondro
    Jan 25th, 2009 9:24 PM

    hey, great plugin, but it doesn't work for me....I have to type the adress also with "http://". without this, it doesn't work - what should I do?

  5. klabuster klaus
    Nov 19th, 2008 2:35 PM

    hi, there is a mistake in you code which renders it unusable (at least with ubiquity 0.1.2).
    At the very end


    should be


    And the same function is confused when you open pages with secure protocol (https://) you should add that.


  6. James
    Sep 25th, 2008 5:30 AM

    It would be really awesome if there was an "open in new tab" command aswell

  7. Sep 18th, 2008 9:44 PM

    Andrew, thanks for pointing out to Vimperator. I have a hint how powerful it can be but is there an easy tutorial on how to use it? I am so confused :)

  8. Sep 18th, 2008 4:31 PM

    I am really glad that somebody wrote this. There is a similar functionality in Vimperator which is one of the awesomest and most under appreciated mozilla addons. I would love it if ubiquity would develop a lot of the features of vimperator.

    There are definitely things to be learned there.

  9. Phlip Ganchev
    Sep 8th, 2008 6:41 AM

    That's nice, but Mozilla and Firefox have had link search for years: just type apostrophe (') and any substring of the link name. Press Control+L to type a URL to visit.

  10. Vince
    Sep 4th, 2008 4:24 PM

    This is a sweet command! I love being mouse-free! Thanks for writing this!!!

  11. Alex
    Aug 29th, 2008 4:29 AM

    I'm getting a message "firebug required for full usage[object Object]" when i execute these commands, whether firebug is installed or not.

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