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    Format Q

    How does one get/copy the exact url for any given thread. Like to pass one on to a friend.

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    Many ways of highlighting the address bar:
    • Click on it
    • With Firefox or Chrome enter Control-L
    • With Internet Explorer (does anyone still use this archaic browser???) enter Alt-D
    Once address bar is highlighted, Control-C to copy, Control-V to paste in destination document.

    To copy address of an individual post in a thread, right click on the small number at the upper right hand corner (#2 for this post), then click on "Copy link location".
    Last edited by Mohamed Ellozy; 06-06-2010 at 04:29 PM. Reason: #3 -> #2 after 1HappyHiker deleted his post :)

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    Highlighting and copy/paste is not my problem. The urls displayed in the address bar are all the same on this site:

    http://www.vftt.org/index-vftt.html

    There must be an unique identifier. Clicking on the number in the upper right is good, but doesn't give the entire thread.

    What /where is 'copy link location'??

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    Abandon hope, you are caught in the infamous frames trap

    Use the direct link to the forums, http://www.vftt.org/forums/ if you want to simplify your life.

    If you insist in dealing with needless complexity ... To link to this thread, go to the contents of Q & A New England, and right click on the thread, then copy link location.

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    Right click on the #1 in the top right of the first post on the thread, and copy that URL. Or the number on any specific post, to get directly to that post. For example, this post is #5, and it has a URL of http: //www.vftt.org /forums/showpost.php?p=320212&postcount=5
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    In practice I bypass even more overhead by going directly to the new posts: http://www.vftt.org/forums/search.php?do=getnew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohamed Ellozy View Post
    In practice I bypass even more overhead by going directly to the new posts: http://www.vftt.org/forums/search.php?do=getnew
    I do the same thing, Mohamed. Much faster.

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