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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: AndyB2 on Oct 21, '09 09:21:32AM

or you could simply hold the mouse on the link in Safari and drag it to Text Edit :)

( or did I miss something subtle ? )



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: everkleer80 on Oct 21, '09 09:28:35AM

Alucard mentioned that you could do that:

>> ...Open a rich text editor, drag the link from the Safari URL bar to the text editor, Control-click on the created hyperlink, and finally, click on Copy Link. This is tedious work. Safari should have a "copy hyperlink to clipboard" button.

This is to create a quick copy without opening any other programs.



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: gabester on Oct 21, '09 09:31:31AM

Interestingly, having a button to do this in Safari would seem to defeat the primary purpose of this hint as I've perceived it, namely that you can get the frontmost Safari window's URL as a hyperlink named for the page title into the clipboard. I suggest extending the AppleScript to execute a pbpaste from the clipboard at the end of the script to spare the (custom keystroke used for the service) followed by command-v to paste the clipboard.



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: gabester on Oct 21, '09 10:38:35AM

OK, I take it back... for this hint to work the URL in Safari has to already be highlighted, necessitating that one clicks back away from the current app to Safari anyway... which makes it just as easy to drag and drop as to do this, in my view.

But it seems to have promise if implemented as I outlined.



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: everkleer80 on Oct 21, '09 12:17:54PM

As I tried to say in my previous post, I think the whole point of this is just to copy the link to the clipboard, not to put it in TextEdit or any other app. If it is on the clipboard then you can paste it however many times you want, whenever you want (maybe you want to copy it to use at a later time) and, as the OP said, this is particularly useful with a clipboard monitoring program such as JumpCut.



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