17 March 2007

Firefox Link Alert

Link Alert is a little extension that changes the mouse pointer to a different image depending on the link destination. For example, if the link refers to a PDF file, the Adobe PDF document image is shown, and if the link refers to some Javascript code, a little script image is shown. Link Alert doesn't change the pointer for links to other web pages. The extension doesn't seem particularly useful initially but as time wore on, I find that I'm no longer annoyed when I click on a link and some plug-in is started because now I have some advance notice. An application of the principle of least astonishment?