Closed Bug 1718410 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

The hotkey to copy link is broken

Categories

(Firefox :: Menus, defect)

Firefox 88
defect

Tracking

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1701324

People

(Reporter: jefas64315, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.116 Safari/537.36 Edg/83.0.416.68

Steps to reproduce:

Pressed A

Actual results:

Nothing

Expected results:

It should have copied the link.

Since the menu item was renamed to Copy Link, the new accelerator key is L.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Menus
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

That is not acceptable. The L key is not reachable with either the right or the left hand. The right hand is on the mouse-- it has just right-clicked. The left hand is on the left half of the keyboard. There is no way to reach the L key without looking down, reaching across the keyboard, then resetting yourself. For every single link. This is not acceptable for someone who has to copy hundreds of links in a day.

Copying links, even hundreds of them a day, is a perfectly acceptable use of a web browser, and there is now no usable hotkey to do it.

This is NOT resolved. Firefox's key to copy link has been removed. That's not acceptable. Copying links is one of the most common internet tasks. It's not an exaggeration to say that it's part of the purpose of a web browser.

(In reply to jefas64315 from comment #2)

That is not acceptable. The L key is not reachable [..]

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/copy-link-address-a/

(In reply to jefas64315 from comment #2)
"Copy Link Address A" ist great addon, or you can get the "A" key back really easy, see my comment in other bug report https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1701324#c59 (yes, the comment has been hidden, you have to expand it)

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