Want to copy text without the formatting? Try out Copy Plain Text 2 for Firefox. This makes copying text and saving it elsewhere really easy. It is a perfect tool for anybody writing a paper, doing research on a topic or many other things.
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The extension for Firefox, Copy Urls Expert, provides options to ‘Copy Urls of All Opened Tabs in Current Window’, ‘Copy Urls of Tabs in All Windows’, ‘Copy Urls of All Links in Selected Text’ and ‘Copy Urls of All Images in Selection’. Allows to open multiple tabs.
Simple add-ons that do their job, and do it well always make me happy. The add-on Copy Fixer is no exception to this rule. With this add-on installed in Firefox, you can make copying and pasting webpages you are visiting really easy.
Need to duplicate a tab in Firefox, so you can have the same content loaded up in two Firefox windows? Not sure, you could just copy and paste the URL into both browsers – but who has the time? I have an easier solution to fix this problem.
Do you find yourself typing the same snipits of information over and over again? Maybe it is a form you need people to answer, or perhaps it is just your e-mail signature. With Clippings, an extension for Firefox, you can quickly archive all your most used blocks of text to be used anytime.
Once you have this add-on installed, you can save frequently entered text for later really easily. All it takes is two mouse clicks and your text is there. Just right-click in the textarea, select clippings and then select the name for the text you wish to paste in.
Need to save a list of links, but don’t want to copy each one, one by one, individually? Then you might check out Multi Links. This Firefox add-on will let you open, copy, or bookmark multiple links, rather than having to handle each one individually.
To get started, all you have to do is right-click and hold to drag a box around the links you want to effect or “take action” on. When you release the mouse button, you will have opened, copied and/or bookmarked those links.
Now how do you decide which of those actions you take? You can customize that in the options. Overall, Multi Links is a great add-on that simply adds a lot of functionality to your links and how Firefox relates to them. If you spend a lot of time copying and pasting resources, this is an add-on you can not do without.
Looking to make drag and dropping a little more functional in Firefox? The Firefox add-on QuickDrag will let you load URLs, do web searches and more just by highlighting text, grabbing it and dragging it to the right location.
Here is what QuickDrag looks like in action, as well as more details on how you can use this great extension for Firefox to speed up your browsing.
Now, some might look at this add-on and say that is not much, however after you start using it, you really start to realize how much more functionality this adds – just be adding a few tweaks to the browser. For more help, you might also check out the author’s FAQ.
You can pick up the QuickDrag add-on via the Firefox Add-ons web site.
You can file this one in the folder of annoying things you find on the Web. Not to slip into Andy Rooney here, but don’t you hate it when you find a super long link you’d like to visit but it is not hyperlinked? You have to copy, paste, open a new tab and then navigate to it. It should be a simpler task to tackle and thankfully the Copy and Go extension for Firefox makes it an easy thing to do.
Here is what the developer of the extension has to say about Copy and Go:
With this add-on you just need to mark the link, and choose Copy and Go from the right click menu. The add-on will simply copy the marked text URL, and will open it on a new tab. That’s it!
This makes for a great addition to any Firefox installation you might have. You can pick up Copy and Go on the Firefox Add-ons site.
Here is a tip I randomly ran across via Smart Productivity. Want to quickly copy and paste a text-based list of your bookmarks? All you need to do is right-click a folder icon in your bookmarks and select Copy. After doing so, you can right-click and select Paste to paste the list anywhere you need it. It will be saved to your clipboard, organized by folder names.
Here is one more tip from the Smart Productivity blog:
One other great use of this tip is that if you right-click any of the items at the top of the Bookmarks folder, such as Organize Bookmarks and select Copy, your complete library of bookmark URLs will be placed on the clipboard as well as the folder names.
Very neat discovery, I must say. Check out more Smart Productivity here:
A few weeks back, I posted about a new service named TinyPaste over on Mitchelaneous, which made it easy to copy blocks of text, paste them into a box and then get a short URL so you could share that text with your friends.
What makes this service even cooler, is they have a Firefox extension to help you speed up the link generating process. Using the Quick Paste add-on, you can highlight text then grab your URL. Not much rocket science behind it.
Here is a little more about the Firefox extension from the developer:
Have you ever wanted to send a article or long conversation over IM or post to twitter, only to have it be over the limit on size? What about a cool way to share data without the fuss? Thats what TinyPaste is! Its like TinyURL but for text!