By Deane Barker on November 30, 2005 – copyurlplus: index: This is a really handy extension. It lets you right-click on a Web page and copy the document’s title and URL (on separate lines) to the clipboard. If you have text selected, it’ll copy the selection too.

The Copy URL extension enables you to copy to the clipboard the current document’s address along with additional information such as the document’s title, the current selection or both.

This seems very simple, but here’s the cool thing: you can customize it, thereby creating other named formats:

The two at the bottom there — “For Email” and “For Blog Post” — are mine. You have a set of variables to work with: the URL, the document title, the time of day, the selection, etc. You can interperse these in and around whatever text you need to get the effect you want.

Still sound ho-hum? Consider this from their page on customizing:

You can create a copy scheme whereby you highlight an ASIN of an Amazon product at their site and the extension will copy an HTML snippet to the clipbord, consisting of an IMG tag of the thumbnail of that product surrounded by a link to it containing your affiliate ID. Just paste that into a blog post and you’re good to go.

Now that’s handy.



  1. The customized form looks really really useful. Unfortunately although I managed to get the plugin no problem the customisation quite simply didn’t work for me though I have followed the instructions precisely (creating user.js and putting the lines of code in). Any thoughts? Perhaps it doesn’t work in 1.5.

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