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Shortcuts are people too

Update: URL Fixer was acquired and is now hosted at

While I was reading over the comments at Lifehacker’s post on URL Fixer, I came across this critique:

[…] I’ve run into one little problem with this sucker. I avoid bookmarks like the plague and, instead, create keywords to jump to sites by typing in one word or a short phrase. Anyway, one of my keywords was the term “intranet” which linked to my office’s internal database pages. This extension would always turn that into which would send me out into the web for a site that I didn’t actually want to visit. […]

This situation hadn’t occurred to me before, but now that I’m aware of it, I’ve updated URL Fixer to check first if the text in the URL bar is a shortcut URL, and if so, to leave it alone. Thanks, dashifen!


2 comments on “Shortcuts are people too

  1. Dashifen says:

    Can’t beat that service!! I didn’t even leave the comment over at LifeHacker realizing that the developer was in the audience. Thanks for the help. I’ve now re-installed it at work and how to avoid .xom addresses and all the rest.

    — Dash —

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