Copying links in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DannyDrama, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. DannyDrama macrumors regular

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    #1
    Why can I not highlight part of a link and copy just that text? Its the one thing that's frustrating the hell out of me. All I get is copy link options, no option to copy just text. How do I do this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    You can right-click once, then click one more time on menu option "Copy Link".

    Edit: sorry, didn't see the "part of a link". Can you post an example of what you mean by part of a link?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Click once in the middle of the text and as you said, it will select the whole thing. Now click a second time and the selection will go away. Now just drag your mouse over the part you want to select and right click then copy.
     
  4. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    To make sure I understand what you are asking, are you saying you want to be able to do things like copy just the word “link” in things like: this links to Google?

    Unfortunately there’s not a one-step way to do so. About the best I can offer is, copy the whole link and paste somewhere that takes only plain text, like the URL bar (⌘L or ⌘T). Then select the part of the text you want and copy it from there.
     

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