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Sometimes I need to copy many link addresses and I would like a hotkey for this. As far as I know there is no browser that supports that out of the box. Is it possible to customize this behavior?

I want to assign a shortcut or hotkey like CTRL+C" (e.g. CTRL+D) to the function "Copy link address". In Chrome I need to rightclick the link and then select the option.

Is this possible in Chrome or Firefox? I would prefer those two but if it not possible I would accept another browser as well.

I came up with the following temporary solution for Chrome (Thanks to surfasb)

AutoHotKey Script

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
Click right
Loop 5
    Send {Down}
Send {Enter}

I would still prefer a browser customization, but until someone posts one I will go with this.

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You can use AutoHotkey to make this happen.

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Thank you. I wrote a script (see above). If no better solution comes up I will accept yours. –  ayckoster Sep 18 '11 at 15:22
Yeah, I know it isn't a perfect solution, but it's the fastest and the most benefit. I'm sure if you pay a Chrome dev ten bucks he'll write one real quick. My 2 cents. –  surfasb Sep 18 '11 at 16:54
On that note, it won't be the first time I've bribed a freeware dev to include a feature I've want. . . –  surfasb Sep 18 '11 at 16:57

From your script, it looks like you're doing this:

  1. Float over link with mouse
  2. Hit your shortcut key (Ctrl+C)

You could instead;

  1. Right click the link
  2. Press "a" (firefox) ("Copy Link Location")
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Ah, nm you deleted the script. –  surfasb Sep 18 '11 at 17:01
I was referring to the script in the OP –  RJFalconer Sep 18 '11 at 17:05

You can copy all links to clipboard with the Firefox linky plugin.

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Thank you for the tip, but I do not want to copy all addresses. I usually browse very fast through different pages and want to select specific links. Still in some cases linky could be useful. –  ayckoster Sep 18 '11 at 13:50

AutoHotkey is certainly your best bet for resolving this most elegantly. I too copy link addresses quite frequently, but have become accustomed to the following solution:

  1. Alt + D (brings cursor focus to address bar in IE, Firefox, even Windows Explorer - likely Chrome)
  2. Ctrl + C
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