How to Copy and Paste a URL

Typing out long Web addresses into your browser from email or Microsoft Word documents can be a drag. You can save time using a copy and paste technique. Aside from being easier, this method is more accurate than retyping the URL into the address bar.

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The URL is the address where a Web page resides.
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Click the left mouse button or the left side of your laptop’s track pad at the start of the URL hold it down while you drag right to highlight the address.

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Right click the mouse button or right side of the laptop’s track pad and select “Copy” from the Quick menu.

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Click the left mouse button or left side of the laptop’s track pad inside your browser’s address bar. Click the right mouse button or right side of the laptop’s track pad and select “Paste and Go.” You can also select “Paste” from the Quick menu. However, you'll need to click “Enter” to navigate to the website.