When your filtering through results returned by a search engine it can take quite awhile to filter through them trying to find what you’re looking for. One thing that I think most people will agree with is that you’ll normally find what you’re looking for in the first ten results that are provided…and Snap Links can quickly open all of those links for you.

Snap Links

To use the extension all you have to do is hold down the right mouse button and draw a box around the links that you want it to open. It will then indicate which links will be open by placing a red border around them, and when you release the mouse button it will open all of those links in new tabs (they all open in the background without replacing your current tab).

You’ll also notice that the extension tries to find only the more prominent links within the box, thereby ignoring the ones you probably don’t care about opening. While this is geared primarily for search engines, it is definitely useful in other places as well. Let’s say that you are on the Digg homepage and want to pull up some of the articles…no problem because it recognizes the article titles perfectly and nothing else:

Snap Links

Or maybe you’re just trying to catch up on some of your news:

Snap Links

I think by this point you probably get the picture, but there are a few other things you should know that will make this extension even more useful:

  • If at anytime you want to reposition the box just hold down the Alt key (while holding the right mouse button) and drag the box around to move it.
  • Holding down the Shift key (while holding down the right mouse button) will open all the links and not just the more “prominent” ones.
  • Pressing the Escape key will cancel the selection box.

Download the Snap Links Firefox Extension