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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: robleach on Oct 21, '09 01:00:08PM

I figure this solution must be solving a problem which I have not yet encountered because I do not understand how this solution is different from copying the URL directly from a Safari location bar (other than as stated in other comments, you don't need to switch to Safari to do the copy). But if that's the case, why bother dragging the URL to a rich text editor in the stated "tedious" method. Doesn't copying the URL from the Safari location bar save you the step of pasting in a rich text editor and control-clicking that to select copy link? When I try that, and paste into 1. a plain text document or 2. a rich text document, I get 1. the full URL and 2. the title of the web page hyperlinked to the page itself. I get the exact same behavior if I use the tedious method that was described. What am I missing?

What I would like to know is how to paste the full URL into a rich text editor instead of getting the hyperlink. Got a solution for that?



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: everkleer80 on Oct 21, '09 01:44:43PM

Maybe there is a hidden setting you turned on somewhere or you're using a plug-in or something that let's you do this? Because whenever I copy the URL (Just click in the text box with the URL in it and hit CMD-C right?) and then paste it in iChat or whatever, it copied the actual address. And I'd assume the OP experiences the same behavior and that's why the hint was created...



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: robleach on Oct 22, '09 11:00:06AM

Hmmm... I haven't installed any plugins aside from flash-related things. Definitely haven't installed anything to specifically solve this specific issue, however I dug a little further with some experimenting and discovered this:

1. If I click & hold on the highlighted URL in the location field & drag it (which I never personally do) to a rich text document, it pastes the un-hyperlinked full URL.
2. If I instead click-drag the favicon (which I always personally do) to a rich text document, it pastes the page title hyperlinked to the URL.

Try it. I'll bet it works for everyone, thus making the only thing this hint added in terms of features, the ability to copy the hyper-linked version without the need to click & drag (or to even go to the Safari window). Otherwise, anyone can drag the favicon to get the hyperlink.

Rob



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10.6: Create an RTF-formatted link to current Safari page
Authored by: everkleer80 on Oct 28, '09 09:57:54PM

Oh, you're absolutely right, I just misunderstood your first post. You're right, the advantage of this hint is to be able to copy from within Safari without the need for TextEdit or any other program to be open.



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