Right Click "Copy"

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kevmo

03 Aug, 2019 01:32 AM

Hello

(see images)
when you select text, right click, you can copy text.
when it you right click on a link in Chrome (MAC) you have the option to "copy" and/or "copy link or link location"
if I select the link text, which can be kind of tricky sometimes you can copy otherwise the option is not there on FF or TFF.
anyway
Is it possible to add this function to TFF?
or is it above and beyond - too deep into FireFox code capabilty?

thanx
k!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 03 Aug, 2019 04:42 AM

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    Sorry for being obtuse -- which option do you mean is missing?

  2. 2 Posted by kevmo on 03 Aug, 2019 05:35 AM

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    in the image - I added the "copy" option.
    [Using Preview - I have not loaded Photoshop on this comp yet] :-)

    when you right click on a link for example:

    "THIS IS A LINK"

    the copy option is not available...

    what I want to do is right click and have the option "Copy" and copy the text only:
    "THIS IS A LINK"

    not it's "Copy Link Location" underlying address ex:
    https://www.thisisalink.com

    my work around is to carefully highlight the link (drag to select the link text) then it can be copied using keyboard shortcut or right click.

    so to rephrase the question: can a "copy link text only" option be added to contextual menu ?

    hope that makes more sense.

    thanx
    k

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Aug, 2019 06:03 AM

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    The Firefox concept is that you always need to select text (no matter if it has a link or not) before you can copy. It would be a lot of work to add this functionality to the browser core, but of course, other people have had this problem, too, so there's a lot of extensions that deal with it. For example (there may be better ones):

    https://legacycollector.org/firefox-addons/553/index.html
    or
    https://legacycollector.org/firefox-addons/4750/index.html

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Aug, 2019 06:12 AM

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    …I tested the first one, I think I might keep it, it may come in handy :-)

  5. 5 Posted by kevmo on 03 Aug, 2019 08:48 AM

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    Hey Chris

    Awesome!

    I thought if Firefox hasn't added that, it must be a lot of work.

    thanx man this is great.

    when I download videos a few give proper names, but most use "videoplayback"
    so to copy the filename with this addon will be very useful.

    thanx
    k

  6. 6 Posted by kevmo on 03 Aug, 2019 08:54 AM

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    whoa thats a few...

    just a note for anyone else:

    use this version:

    copy-link-name-1.3.5.3.1-signed.1-signed.xpi

    yay this is awesome!

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Aug, 2019 09:36 AM

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    Yup, I should have mentioned – the latest version on that legacy archive site is usually the one to use with TenFourFox FPR versions.

    The best thing about Firefox is that you can do pretty much everything with extensions, or at least you used to before Mozilla changed the extensions system recently.

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