gbLinkChecker is an easy-to-use application for validating a list of links.
The user just pastes in a list of links and presses the "Check Links" button. Each
link is given an icon to visually identify the link as a valid or bad link. Links with
no icon has not been tested. A link list may also be read in from a file.
Here's a summary of the key features offered by gbLinkChecker.
- Validate links
- Validate individual links or all selected links
- Icons used to indicate link status
- Paste links into application (appends links to current list)
- Open links from a file
- Add a single new link to the existing link list
- Save link list to a file
- Remove duplicate links
- Remove selected links from file
- Edit links (popup Editor)
- Checkboxes used to select links for actions
- Reset link status (various options)
- Online Help
These, and other gbLinkChecker features are discussed in the following
The gbLinkChecker toolbar consist of the following buttons:
Opens a file that contains a list of links
- Save As
Save link list to a new file
- New Link
Add a single new link to the top of the link list
- Select All
Select all links in the list
- UnSelect All
UnSelect all links in the list
- Check Links
Validate all selected links in the list (ESC to cancel)
Remove all selected links from the list
Copy all selected links to the clipboard
Append links from the clipboard to the list
Opens this online Help page.
gbLinkChecker provides the following context menu for the list link.
- Select All
Select all items in the link list
- UnSelect All>
UnSelect all items in the link list
- Select All Untested Links
Select all items in the link list which have no icon
- Select All Good Links
Select all items in the link list which have the good icon
- Select All Bad Links
Select all items in the link list which have the invalid icon
- Set Selected Links as Unknown
Changed status of all selected links to Unknown
- Set Selected Links as Good
Changed status of all selected links to Good
- Set Selected Links as Bad
Changed status of all selected links to Bad
- Open Link List Folder
Open the folder containing the currently opened list file
- Open Link in Browser
Open the current selected link item in the defauler browser client
- Edit URL
Edit the selected link in a popup text editor
- Remove Duplicates
Delete any duplicate links
- Long Timeout (30s)
Use 30s timeout (vs 5) when checking links
To stop checking a list of links, press the ESC key
When links are appended from the clipboard, they are placed at the end
of the link list. The list is not automatically sorted to current sort settings.
However, the link list is sorted when a new session starts.
There is no Save As feature.
Some possible future settings:
- Unselect links when validated
gbLinkChecker automatically saves the current link list between sessions. The link
list file contains the selection status, validation status, and the link name.
A link file that is to be opened can contain a simple list of links. gbLinkChecker
will read the file and convert it to the status/validation/name structure. When saved
automatically between sessions, the file will contain the full structure.
These accelerator keys are supported:
- F1 - Online Help
- Ctl-A - Select all links
- Ctl-B - Open selected link in default browser
- Ctl-C - Select all links
- Ctl-O - Open file containing links
- Ctl-U - UnSelect all links
- Ctl-V - Paste links (append) from the clipboard
- Ctl-X - Remove selected links from list
Miscellaneous information is provided in this section.
When gbLinkChecker starts, it restores the previous session content.
gbLinkChecker application settings are saved in an ANI file, kept in
the same folder as the application.
Comments and suggestions are welcome!