TinyURL

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James Silverton

This useful program seems have changed recently but the instructions
given for copying and pasting don't seem to work with Windows 7.

However, highlighting the tinyurl, copying (Ctrl-c) and pasting
(Ctrl-v) do the job.
 
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James Silverton

This useful program seems have changed recently but the instructions
given for copying and pasting don't seem to work with Windows 7.

However, highlighting the tinyurl, copying (Ctrl-c) and pasting
(Ctrl-v) do the job.
Perhaps, I should add tho', follow the first instruction given by
TinyURL and then select Copy Shortcut, rather than "Copy Link Location"
as given, does work.
 
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Mike Barnes

James Silverton said:
Perhaps, I should add tho', follow the first instruction given by
TinyURL and then select Copy Shortcut, rather than "Copy Link
Location" as given, does work.
What the instructions *should* say is something like this:

Firefox: "Copy link location"
Chrome: "Copy link address"
Safari: "Copy Link"
IE: "Copy shortcut"

Obviously that would make the instructions rather unwieldy. What they
should be doing is checking your browser type and displaying the
appropriate instruction. You could try asking for your money back. :)
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/shortly-url-shortener/
Thanks!

However, using IE10, it used not to be too much work to have a Favorite
for TinyURL and use that on the few (not usually more than once a week)
occasions where I wanted a URL.
I used to use http://goo.gl/ (must be one of the shortest URLs out
there!). Has the advantage that it shows a miniaturised version of the
page you give it, so you know you've got the right one; I found this
useful when I'd garbled a setting in Firefox that stopped pages working
properly (I'd disabled Iframes). But I've found shortly works well
enough that I haven't used goo.gl for a while.
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James Silverton

or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/shortly-url-shortener/

I used to use http://goo.gl/ (must be one of the shortest URLs out
there!). Has the advantage that it shows a miniaturised version of the
page you give it, so you know you've got the right one; I found this
useful when I'd garbled a setting in Firefox that stopped pages working
properly (I'd disabled Iframes). But I've found shortly works well
enough that I haven't used goo.gl for a while.
Worth knowing but it makes you paste the long URL into it.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

James Silverton said:
On 6/9/2013 3:57 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote: []
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Worth knowing but it makes you paste the long URL into it.
Indeed: the browser plugins are much easier (at least, I assume the IE
ones are too). Goo.gl, being so easy to remember, is however useful if
you happen to be using other than your usual machine.
 

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