How do I copy a web page link?

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Copying the link (URL) of the web page you are currently on can be achieved by copying the address in the Address bar and pasting the address into another program. For example, in the picture below you can see that the Computer Hope URL is "http://www.computerhope.com/" is highlighted.

Address bar

After the address has been highlighted pressing the keyboard shortcut key Ctrl + C copies the address, you can also right-click any highlighted section and choose copy from the right-click menu. Once the address is copied you can paste that address into an e-mail or another document by pressing the shortcut key Ctrl + V or right-click where you want it pasted and choose paste from the right-click menu.

Tip: If the address is a long address you can highlight the whole address by clicking your left mouse three times quickly (triple-click). Triple-clicking highlights a complete sentence or if that sentence is part of a paragraph the complete paragraph.

Bonus Tip: Many web pages, including Computer Hope, have a "Share" or "E-Mail" link on the page that allows you to share a page with friends.

Copying a long address or URL

Some web pages may have a long URL that can present new problems when it is copied into another program, especially an e-mail. If the link is long (more than 60 characters) copy and paste the URL into a web page that creates a short link. Our favorite short link service is Tiny URL.

Tip: As mentioned in the above link, there are also many different browser add-ons that you can use to make copying long addresses even easier.

Copying a link within a page

To copy a link within a web page or the link of pictures on a web page, right-click the link or image and click Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location. Finally, you can also view the properties of the link and copy the URL from within the properties.

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