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Copying and pasting from Safari when using the Reader function has two modes, depending on where you are pasting.

If you select, copy, and paste the text into a text editor, you get something that looks like this:
Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

LONDON -- Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain's socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.[...]
However, if you paste your copied text into a new mail message in Mail.app, the source URL is prepended to the text, like this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/world/europe/25britain.html?_r=2&hp

Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

LONDON -- Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain's socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.[...]
[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works if Mail is set to use Rich Text as the default message format, but not if it's Plain Text. In TextEdit it made no difference, the URL was not inserted. If you use the little 'Mail this page' icon in Safari Reader, it forces the new message to be Rich Text and adds the URL.]
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Safari Reader copy and paste modes
Authored by: michelle_eris on Jul 26, '10 08:15:09AM

This is true only if you select the entire document, copy, and paste. If you omit even one character, it will not paste the URL.



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Safari Reader copy and paste modes
Authored by: ozcaveboy on Jul 26, '10 05:01:12PM

Or you can enable Developer mode in Safari, enable extensions and use Tynt Blocker http://github.com/bdougherty/tynt-blocker

I personally use TinkerTool to enable Developer mode but there are other ways to do it as well.



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Safari Reader copy and paste modes
Authored by: takizo on Jul 26, '10 06:37:41PM

Yep. TinkerTools is cool, am using it as well. But compare to Firefox, Safari still lag of developer support ;(



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Authored by: gopes on Jul 26, '10 07:14:26PM

I'm not sure this has anything to do with Tynt: that's some JavaScript embedded in the page, while Safari itself seems to be adding the URL to the text. This web site, for example, doesn't use Tynt, but the URL still pastes (as previously mentioned, as long as you copy /all/ of the article into a rich text email).



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Authored by: kylegeek on Jul 26, '10 07:59:16PM

To enable Dev mode you go to Safari>Preferences>Advanced>"Show Develop in the Menu Bar



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Safari Reader copy and paste modes
Authored by: Kiwibloke on Jul 29, '10 12:42:21PM

Thanks for the hint, but more importantly the URL re NHS, a hint within a hint!



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Authored by: kylecara on Jul 30, '10 07:55:02PM

I think it's great, for me, personally. Thanks for the hint.



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