Create Pre-Formatted Links in Firefox

By Akemi Iwaya on January 4th, 2010

Tired of the multiple actions required just to set up a proper link while writing articles or your blog? Now you can super simplify the process with the Copy as HTML Link extension for Firefox.

Before

If you have ever wanted to link to something great that you have found on the web you have to go through a lot of hassle to do it. Copy the text part, copy the webpage address, then start pasting everything into the new link you are formatting/creating. Once in a while is not bad but it can be frustrating if you have to do that a lot every day while writing your blog or articles. What if you could super simplify the entire process and save valuable time throughout the day?

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After

Once you have installed the extension you are ready to go. For our first example we decided to copy the title of this article by highlighting the text, right clicking, and selecting ”Copy as HTML Link”.

Note: This does not work for images.

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Followed by pasting into Notepad. There is the article title and webpage link already fixed into a pre-formatted link setup.

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What if you are interested in a small section of the text (or a quote)? The extension works just as nicely for this too. Select, copy…

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And paste. It really does not get much simpler than that for setting up links.

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Conclusion

If you have a lot of links to set up each day for your writing, then the Copy as HTML Link extension will certainly make the process as pain-free as possible.

Links

Download the Copy as HTML Link extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Copy as HTML Link extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/4/10
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