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Windows 7: How To Select Text In Links

11 Apr 2011   #1
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 
How To Select Text In Links

Some times there will be web addresses that I want to select part of it and copy it to the clipboard.

ie.:Windows 7 Forums > Windows 7 help and support > General Discussion

Here in this link at the top of the page I would like to select and copy just part of it "help and support", I can select it but the copy is greyed out and can't copy it.

Is there a way to do this?


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11 Apr 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I do this:
Copy the selected->open new tab -> paste the text there. From the new tab I copy it and paste in where I want.
No links.
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11 Apr 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Your browser should have an option for copy link location.

Firefox - Copy Link Location
IE9 - Copy Shortcut.
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11 Apr 2011   #4
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=1341956

For example:

In this address I want to select 'sevenforums' and copy it somewhere in text but when I select it the copy is greyed out for 'copy' but is highlighted for "copy shortcut".

I guess I could live with it though.
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11 Apr 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Copy what you want, paste into notepad then copy and paste it wherever you want it.

If pasting here, click on the A/A box to display BB Code and delete what the parts that make it a link, the url stuff.
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11 Apr 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by George1 View Post
http://www.sevenforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=1341956

For example:

In this address I want to select 'sevenforums' and copy it somewhere in text but when I select it the copy is greyed out for 'copy' but is highlighted for "copy shortcut".

I guess I could live with it though.
Check my post above.
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11 Apr 2011   #7
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Copy what you want, paste into notepad then copy and paste it wherever you want it.

If pasting here, click on the A/A box to display BB Code and delete what the parts that make it a link, the url stuff.
How I do it now,
copy link,
open notepad,
then paste,
then edit,
then copy what's needed,
then close notepad and don't save the file.
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11 Apr 2011   #8
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I do this:
Copy the selected->open new tab -> paste the text there. From the new tab I copy it and paste in where I want.
No links.
I tried this and the new tab says "what do you want to do next, there's no place to paste.
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11 Apr 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Using IE9,
Select Properties, then you can copy it from there.

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11 Apr 2011   #10
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

This will have to do.
select link,
open new tab,
select 'show copied text' ( I can select and copy what I want here)

Or go to properties and select from there.


Thanks all for the help.

I've found this forum to be of great value as my last computer had Windows ME.
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