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Suppose I am googling for a word, like "firebug":

The first link Google gives me looks like this:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=firebug&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgetfirebug.com%2F&ei=sHmHUfaMLIao4gTX7oGgDg&usg=AFQjCNGT1rhhsYGPQx5Vr5A8RvhIgdSp9g

So, Google is redirecting me to the page. Is it possible in Firefox to change those URLs to the direct links? Taking this portion:

url=http%3A%2F%2Fgetfirebug.com%2F

and decoding it.

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You can use the Remove google search redirects addon.

Google uses a redirection link to track your clicks. This addon simply removes that redirection and turns every search result in its original link, saving your time and giving you more security.

Or without the addon: Remove Google Redirection userscript.

Remove redirection and click-tracking in Google search results.

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  • The Firefox addon no longer rewrites the URLs in the HTML, so you can't copy the links anymore.
    – Sam
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 22:56

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