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Google search results url - w/o redirect

By Motty Katan Last update Feb 3, 2014 — Installed 7,113 times.

Script Summary: Removes onmousedown event that replaces the link and prevents copying it(right click) or getting it w/o surveillence. Motty Katan(c) 10-12-2011 last updated 23-12-2013



Version: 2.0.4

Chrome/Mozilla compatible.

Tested & working for:
Web/Video/Maps

23-12-2013: Added support for reuse of existing Google search page.

Google search results shows URLs, but:
1. When you want to copy the URL you can't (right mouse click), since Google is changing it to long version to keep tracks on you. One may argue that you can copy the link after clicking it, but that's not that easy when the url is PDF/ZIP/DOC and when clicking pops a dialogue you can't really know what was the originating URL. Simpy annoying for citing articles/sources, etc.
2. When you click on the URL you pass through a intermediate very long URL that sometimes makes you wait more than you should have (bandwidth). This also may be a privacy issue (either cookie/google account).

This script removes the behaviour to the intended one, you get what you want directly.

I found more scripts in userscripts that deals with the same problem:
Google Tracking Redirection Remover
&
Remove Google Redirects

TODO:
I would like to add to my script more functionalities such as images/maps etc.