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eleman:
I need a greasemonkey script (or firefox add-on) to remove link trackers from links. Let me tell it with an example:

The link is provided on the page as follows:
http://www.rapidsharegfx.com/engine/redirect.php?url=http://hotfile.com/dl/94451881/b08f902/Stock-Vector---Construction-Signs.rar.html

I need it to be:
http://hotfile.com/dl/94451881/b08f902/Stock-Vector---Construction-Signs.rar.html

There are numerous tracker sites, so the script I am looking for should be able to handle more than one site, not just the one in the example.

Have you seen any such script?

app103:
I have seen extensions that do this and used to have one installed a long time ago that worked quite well (it died some time around the release of FF 2x).

I did find this replacement that I am thinking of trying myself. It gives you a jump option on the context menu.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/222532/

eleman:
Thanks fellow oDesker :)

I'd give it a try if I feel desperate enough, but I made a principle of not installing add-ons which were not reviewed by Mozilla.

I'll check LinkJumper's page every now and then to see if it gets reviewed some time in the future.

In the meantime, I ran a new google query with the keywords I took from your tip, and found this one:

http://commons.oreilly.com/wiki/index.php/Greasemonkey_Hacks/Linkmania!#Remove_URL_Redirections

This one does the trick, but it may break google sometime in the future. I'll pass that stream then I suppose.

edit: typo fix

app103:
You could make an exception for google links if it does and resort to using this bookmarklet to remove the tracking stuff from google links: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=12969.0

If that breaks at any point, I am sure Krishean will fix it (it's his bookmarklet)

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