Hmm...curious. Here's a web site URL that I want to make tiny:
If I copy that URL and go into the TinyURL web site, paste into the
box, make TinyURL, copy it to clipboard, gives me
https://tinyurl.com/y379yq38 which I've just discovered works fine.
However, if I click on that Ashdown Forest URL, up comes a blank FF
page and the PDF loads as it should, but if I then click on the
Firefox extension symbol for TinyURL, it comes up with this URL that
_doesn't_ work. https://tinyurl.com/18r (not sure if I'm using the
correct terms there, but I hope YSWIM).
I suppose the moral of this tale is not to use the TinyURL extension
for PDF's, although it does seem to work for URL's to ordinary web
Thanks for your input.
Quite. But it works for normal url's, just not PDF's. For example,
this URL https://wattsupwiththat.com/ happily gets shortened to this
using the FF extension https://tinyurl.com/hljtzrw which works
I'll se if I can work out how to delete and reload the FF extension,
to see if it makes a difference.
I haven't observed TinyURL not working for PDFs,
I had TinyURL as a Firefox addon. [It was right-click on the web page,
then select 'Make TinyURL' from the drop-down menu.] A few weeks ago it
disappeared, and I can't re-install it. The one I'm using at the moment
is another Firefox addon - '1-Click Shorten URL' - which sits as an
icon on the toolbar.
There are several URL shorteners, but I think TinyURL is the only one
that offers a preview. Because of this, some say they're unwilling to
trust the link you offer them.
And TinyURL is, as far as I know, the only one which allows
you to customise the result.
This can be particularly useful for including links in text
that will be printed, such as a magazine.
It is much easier for the reader to type in something like
tinyurl.ukd-i-ylink than a random collection of characters.
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