Usability - Copy feature for auto-selected URL in Browser

asked 2014-11-17 09:05:01 +0300

updated 2015-01-14 09:02:49 +0300

Current workflow for copying URL in browser

  1. From a browser tab, click on tab button (that shows number) to tabs view
  2. In the address input field, the URL text is auto-selected by default.
  3. Now one can not just copy this auto-selected URL text without manual selection again. That is, currently, i have to long press to select entire URL to copy it to clipboard and then use it elsewhere for pasting.

Can this be improved by having separate copy button shown on key pad always instead of just paste button?

This is a common use case where people share URL links in other applications. Can we have a quicker way of getting this done? If am doing something wrong or if there are better ways of getting this done, please let me know in comments.

If you have faced this issue and feel it needs to be fixed, please vote. Thanks.

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I think it's ok like it is now, because if the auto-selected URL would be copied automatically, the last saved copied text would just be deleted every time you want type in a new URL.

Just FYI, an alternative: press the tab button, than press on the address, now it is highlighted. You don't need to long press (and wait) again here, but only to press and hold at the end of the url (on the big dot, at the end of highlighted field), pull a little to the left and back to the right - so you can mark the wished part to be copied.

torcida ( 2014-11-17 11:11:57 +0300 )edit

@torcida - Am not asking it to be automatically copied (thought about clipboard getting replacing while posting) but instead have a copy button in keypad before paste button for user to copy without any selection again. Thanks for the tip though! :-)

anandrkris ( 2014-11-17 11:42:01 +0300 )edit