Url Fixer Extension for Firefox

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 23, 2007
Updated • May 27, 2013
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

I'm typing fast on the keyboard usually and it occasionally happens that I make errors when entering urls (web addresses). I always hate it when I have to edit the url because i typed ghacks.nez instead of ghacks.net for instance as it breaks my workflow. Url Fixer is one of those nice little extensions for Firefox that helps me a lot when I'm using the web browser.

Url Fixer is auto correcting urls that have obvious errors like a unknown extension (.cor instead of .com) but also takes a look at http and https and fixes those if an error occurred. It does not however work with links that you click on websites which would be really awesome to say the least.

Url Fixer will also correct country code extensions such as .de for Germany or .co.uk for the United Kingdom. Definitely a must have add-on for Firefox.

Update: URL Fixer has been in continuous development ever since it was first released on Mozilla's Firefox Add-on repository.

New features have been introduced in those versions, and this update is going to look at those new features.

URL Fixer can fix misspellings not only in .com, .net, .org or .edu domains but also in many mainstream country level domains, and the http and https protocol. Errors can be automatically be corrected by the Firefox extension, or a prompt can be displayed instead to give you the option to correct it.

One interesting feature is the ability to create your own custom corrections. This is done under Tools > Add-ons > URL Fixer > Preferences. That's useful for instance if you happen to mistype certain urls that are not caught by the add-on's default set of rules.

Another interesting option is the ability to correct errors as they happen in the browser. You can mark urls as a typo and correct it so that it will never happen again.


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  1. Joe Anderson said on January 23, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Alternatively, one could just use OpenDNS.

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