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Help

Get help for the LinkExtend toolbar and its various features.You can customize LinkExtend to suit your individual needs, keeping or removing any of its features. The many functions and options are explained below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
  • LinkExtend Forms

    •   Toolbar - Gives you all the information instantly for any website you are visiting and lets you SuperSearch
    •   Context Menu - Learn about any link on a web page by right clicking on it
    •   Search Results - Search smarter with indispensable knowledge accompanying your search engine results

  • Main Help


    Main Menu - Access the LinkExtend options, home page, help, donation page, about dialog, and send feedback.


    SuperSearch - Click on the small black arrow at the right of the search icon to directly search over 200 top search engines in these categories: Academia, Blogs, Books, Business, Children, File Sharing, Health, Jobs, Multimedia, News, People, Programming, Question & Answer, Reference, Shopping, Social Networking, Video Games, Visual Web Search, and more.
    You can SuperSearch any term on any webpage: Select the text, right click it, and choose SuperSearch for the term you selected.
    If you want to eliminate search results that are harmful, unethical or unsafe for children you can do so in LinkExtend Options under the Search Engine tab.


    Safety - Informs you if a web page is malicious, sends spam, contains spyware, online scams, identity theft, and more.
    Low Risk - No service has found the site to be unsafe, or only one service found it to be medium risk.
    Medium Risk - At least two services have found the site to be medium risk, or only one service found it to be high risk.
    High Risk - At least two services have found the site to be high risk.
    Unknown - No service has rated the safety of the site.


    KidSafe - Alerts you about sites that are unsafe for children and let's you erase these sites from your Firefox history automatically.
    Safe - No service has found the site to be unsafe for children.
    Suspicious - At least one service found the site to be partially unsafe for kids.
    Unsafe - At least one service found the site to be unsafe for kids.
    Unknown - No service has rated the site for child safety.


    Ethics - Rates ethical behavior of a site's company including social responsibility, business practices, environmental impact, etc..
    Very Good - Scryve rating eight to ten, Corporate Critic fourteen to fifteen, Knowmore four to five positive ratings and no negative
    Good - Scryve rating six to seven, Corporate Critic twelve to thirteen, Knowmore one to three positive ratings and no negative ratings
    Average - Scryve rating four to ten, Corporate Critic fourteen to fifteen
    Poor - Scryve rating four, Corporate Critic is five to eight, Knowmore one to two negative ratings
    Bad - Scryve rating two to three, Corporate Critic two to four, Knowmore three to four negative ratings
    Very Bad - Scryve rating zero to one, Corporate Critic zero to one, Knowmore 5 negative ratings
    Unknown - No service has rated the ethics of site


    Pagerank - Represents how important a page is on the web, based on the Google link analysis algorithm, ranked from zero to ten. Clicking on the PageRank button will give you various Google site options including: cached links, incoming links, and related links.


    Site Traffic - Shows you how popular a site is, based on the average page views and users for a particular site or web page. Rated from zero to ten, it is aggregated from four services: Alexa, Quantcast, Compete, and Statbrain. Clicking on the SiteTraffic button will give you various site options from the four available services including: cached links, incoming links, related links, traffic details, demographics and lifestyle.


    SearchTraffic - Shows you the estimated number of monthly visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results. Clicking on the SearchTraffic button will give you keyword information about the site and it's competitors.


    Visited - Tells you when you visited a link before, what pages you accessed on that site, and allows you to remove the whole site from your Firefox history.


    SiteTools
    http://www.domain.com/ - Quick access to a site's homepage and company name when available (from Alexa)
    Page Age - Tells you when a web page went online for the first time (from Google)
    Redirect Remover - Brings you to the original url (shown only when applicable)

    Links - Provides access to the links on a web page without opening the page itself (including link titles and favicons)
    Titles - Shows the titles and subtitles on a webpage without opening the page itself (includes main title and description)
    Files - Lists all files on a webpage by categories (videos, music, images, programs, etc.) for easy downloading
    Site Reviews - Gives you user reviews of the site you are visiting (from AboutUs, StumbleUpon, Wot, and Xom Reviews)

    Contact Details - Gives you a site's contact details including phone numbers and emails (from WhoIs.Net)
    Free Account Passwords - Lets you bypass a site login without the need to register (from BugMeNot)
    Wikipedia Search - Search for the current domain in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (from Wikipedia)
    Previous Versions - You can see previous versions of a web page (from Wayback Machine)
    Similar Sites - Find relevant websites similar to the one you are browsing (from SimilarSites.com)

    Top Visitors By Country - Tells you the Whois estimate of top countries and cities that visit a site (from DomainTools)
    Website Worth - Shows you the net worth of a website (from WebsiteOutlook)
    Website Worth - Shows you the net worth of a website (from Cubestat)
    Technology Performance - A web technology profiler tool that tells you what technologies a site is using (from BuiltWith)


    SimilarSites - Helps you find relevant websites similar to the one you are browsing.Clicking on the SimilarSites button will bring you to a related site. For the full list of related sites, click on the small black arrow. This service is powered by SimilarWeb.


    Highlighter - The words in the search box are highlighted in the current web page when this button is clicked.


    WordFind - When text is entered into the search box, WordFind buttons are created automatically. When you click on a WordFind button, it sends you to where that word is in the current page.
  • Options

    LinkExtend can be customized to your particular needs, allowing you to keep or remove any features to suit your individual needs.
    Explanations of the various option tabs follow:


    There are three sections in this tab: General, Search, and Visited.
    1. General Section - You have a choice of how LinkExtend opens links: in the current tab, in a focused tab, in an unfocused tab, or in a new window. (By choosing 'focused' you automatically move to the new tab that opens. With 'unfocused', a new tab opens but you remain in the current tab.). There is also an option to change the way LinkExtend shows the safety ratings. Setting this to 0 will make LinkExtend safety ratings show immediatly but they will change if a nother safety service has finished loading and has a result with higher risk then the current result. Setting this option to 10 seconds will make LinkExtend safety rating load slower but they will not change.
    2. Search Section - You can choose the default search engine for the LinkExtend search box. Ixquick is a meta-search which gets its results from many search engines and provides a built in family filter. LinkExtend Search gets it's results from Yahoo or Ask. There is also a feature to disable the feature of selected text and search terms being inserted automatically into the LinkExtend search box.
    3. Visited - Allows you to erase sites that are unsafe for kids, or suspicious, from your history.


    Toolbar Buttons - You can opt to have any or all of the LinkExtend buttons on your toolbar.
    Toolbar Display - Choose how to display the PageRank and SiteTraffic images: bar, small bar or picture. You can also choose to have a small LinkExtend logo.


    Search Engine Ratings - Choose which LinkExtend buttons to have next to your search engine results.
    Search Engine Display - Choose how to display the PageRank and SiteTraffic images: bar, small bar or picture.
    Extra Features - You can add a result number, site icon, and thumbnail to your search results, have a file type icon when site icons are unavailable, or choose to resize your videos.
    Search Engines - LinkExtend search engine features are available for Google, Yahoo, Ixquick and LinkExtend (powered by Ask).
    You can disable LinkExtend in the search engines.


    Context Menu Items - Choose which LinkExtend items to have in your context menu..
    Context Menu Display - Choose how to display the PageRank and SiteTraffic images: bar, small bar or picture.
    Shortcut Keys - Choose to open LinkExtend context menu with CTRL+right click or Shift+right click on any link.
    You can disable LinkExtend in the context menu.


    Thumbnail Service - You have a choice of three different thumbnail services and what size you want the thumbnail.


    You can choose which services to use for each of the LinkExtend features (Safety, Kidsafe, Ethics, and SiteTraffic). Note: Google safety services are disabled for search result ratings.
  • Uninstall

    To uninstall LinkExtend from Firefox do the following:
    1. Click the 'Tools' menu in Firefox.
    2. Click 'Add-ons' and choose LinkExtend from the list of Add-ons.
    3. Click 'Uninstall'.