Is there any way to use shortcuts to copy the link location in Firefox?

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For example take the above Google webpage in Firefox -- here "tamil" was the text with hyperlink. Usually we used to press either copy by right click --> copy link location and paste the hyperlink over there; I don't wish to copy the hyperlink by right click and would rather use shortcuts.

I am using Windows XP service pack with Firefox version 23.1

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    What do you mean by link location? You mean the URL of the page you are currently looking at? – slhck Sep 16 '13 at 14:04
  • @slhck added image for better clarification,while looking at webpage there might be n number of hyperlinks while copy pasting it genreally doesnt give urls instead it will paste it as plain text – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Sep 16 '13 at 14:09
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    Thanks, I understand which action you mean, but what do you want it to do? When you copy the link location, it will already be a URL – in plain text, for example http://example.com. What kind of shortcut are you thinking? A keyboard shortcut? How would it know which URL you want to copy? – slhck Sep 16 '13 at 14:15
  • @slhck now clarified and updated question – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Sep 16 '13 at 14:35

I know that is not exactly what you are looking for but you can Ctrl + left click the link to open it in a new tab.

You can then Ctrl + Tab to show the new tab

I don't think there is any keyboard + mouse shortcuts for copying the link location


Do you want to copy the link location of a hyperlink?

Try this:

  • Hover over the item,
  • Right Click + A
  • Paste the link wherever you want.
    The link will be on your clipboard.
  • This method doesn't work on sites such as music.youtube.com which disable the browser context menu. – user598527 Jan 24 at 9:31
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    @user598527 in Firefox you can hold "Shift" key while using right click to override any page specific context menu. – icl7126 Mar 24 at 9:08

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