Two related questions that come up for me in Firefox and perhaps elsewhere in Windows 7 when coming across a link like this: How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome?
While reading html/a web page, I want to select some text that happens to be a hyperlink. If it's one word and not a hyperlink, I could double-click. Since it's a link, I'd like to have some ctrl/alt/RMB shortcut to select the link so that I can quickly copy the text.
Same question as above, though I want to copy the text and its hyperlinkto paste into a Rich/HTML editor/doc. For example, I'm reading an article that has embedded links and I'd like to paste that embedded link into an email so that the recipient sees the text and can also follow the link, just like it was in the original article.
Both of these scenarios boil down to the ability to easily select hyperlinked text. I waste a surprising amount of time trying to figure out where I can put my cursor to start dragging across a link so that I can copy either the text or the text with its link.
I've seen questions asking this for chrome more than firefox - maybe there's a FF plugin. BTW If I just wanted the link in FF, I could right-click anywhere in the link/text and choose Copy Link Location, but I want to copy the text with and without the link, not just the link.