Right Click "Copy"

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03 Aug, 2019 01:32 AM


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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.
Is it possible to add this function to TFF?
or is it above and beyond - too deep into FireFox code capabilty?


  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:


    the copy option is not available...

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

    not it's "Copy Link Location" underlying address ex:

    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.


  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):


  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


    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.


  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:


    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.

  8. 8 Posted by kevmo on 06 Jun, 2020 10:05 PM

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    seems these are no longer available:


    I should have downloaded the page, but does anyone know if the archive is at another site?


  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 07 Jun, 2020 09:46 PM

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    Legacycollector was taken down a while ago. I torrented the complete site (15 GB; 9 GB compressed) and have a local copy on my HD. If you want to do this:

    Alternatively: Cameron, can I simply upload the xpi files for the two add-ons here?

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 07 Jun, 2020 09:51 PM

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    For the time being that's fine but E-mail me and I'll give you SFTP access to the addons archive on sourceforge so we can put it and other requests there.

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 11 Jun, 2020 05:30 PM

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    You can find these and other add-ons in our archive:


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