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11/29/2006
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Mitch Wagner
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Cooliris Is The Coolerest

Cooliris is a browser extension that give you previews of links without clicking on them, by hovering the mouse pointer over the link, then moving your mouse pointer over a tiny little icon that appears when you hover the mouse over a link. It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. Cooliris reduces back-and-forths that result from clicking a link and finding out that the page is unsuitable or the link broken. To get a look at Co

Cooliris is a browser extension that give you previews of links without clicking on them, by hovering the mouse pointer over the link, then moving your mouse pointer over a tiny little icon that appears when you hover the mouse over a link. It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

Cooliris reduces back-and-forths that result from clicking a link and finding out that the page is unsuitable or the link broken.

To get a look at Cooliris in action, check out the animated doohickey on the Cooliris page.

I have it installed right now on Firefox. It's nifty--but is clicking a link really that much trouble?

Lifehacker recommends it but it's not a big hit in the Lifehacker comment threads. NineTailedFox says: "It's like having the world's most obnoxious cat walk repeatedly across your keyboard."

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