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Copying the Current Page From Safari

November 19, 2014

If I’m preparing a bunch of links for a blog post or something, it’d speed things up if I could hit a button and have the computer do everything for me. Here’s an AppleScript to do just that.

tell application "Safari"
	set theURL to URL of current tab of window 1
	set theTitle to name of current tab of window 1
	set the clipboard to "[" & theTitle & "](" & theURL & ")"
end tell

That’ll copy the URL and title of the current tab in Safari as a nicely formatted Markdown link. I tied that into a Keyboard Maestro shortcut, so that I can quickly make the link with ⌘⌥⌃C, then paste it into whichever document I’m working in.

This’ll probably work with Chrome too, but I don’t know how much it supports AppleScript.

Scott Williams

Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.