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Add an context menu option to copy link text

Added by ask low 4 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Next Release
Start date:
10/30/2023
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Description

Copying URL exists. But not link text. Sometimes need to copy the actual text of the link that the url holds.

Actions #1

Updated by ask low 4 months ago

There's no workaround for this. Holding the link obviously opens link menu.

There's one very tricky workaround exists, where if there is some non link text around the link's surroundings, holding that brings text selection, then dragging the two ends towards the link text & then copying. This is very absurd workaround, that only works if there's text around the link. But not all links have free text lying around.

Actions #2

Updated by Soren Stoutner 4 months ago

  • Subject changed from copy link text to Copy link text
  • Assignee set to Soren Stoutner
  • Priority changed from 4.x to 3.x

That is a good idea. I am not sure if WebView currently exposes the link text as an option, but I will take a look.

Actions #3

Updated by Soren Stoutner 3 months ago

  • Subject changed from Copy link text to Add an context menu option to copy link text

It turns out that WebView doesn't easily expose the link text when creating the context menu. There might be some way to manually extract the information or it might have to wait until Privacy WebView in the 4.x series.

Actions #4

Updated by ask low 3 months ago

I believe other browsers like FOSS, Lightning, etc might have their own way of implementation. Might worth looking into them ?

Actions #5

Updated by Soren Stoutner 3 months ago

I am not aware of a WebView based browser that can do this. Can you provide a screenshot?

Actions #7

Updated by Soren Stoutner 3 months ago

  • Priority changed from 3.x to Next Release
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