Thanks very much to Tom for this procedure!!!
1. Using your mouse, move the ‘cursor’ to either the end or the beginning of the URL to be copied.
– Be sure to include ONLY the URL, no punctuation marks before or after.
– A URL will always start with http or www. It will end with a letter or / , never a period, comma or parentheses.
2. Push, and hold down the left (usually) mouse button, and drag the cursor over the URL (or anything else you want to cut or copy).
– the text will ‘highlight’ in some color different from the background.
3. Push and hold down the “Ctrl” key, usually on the far lower left corner of the keyboard.
– With the Ctrl key held down, press the C key.
– You will not see anything happen.
– The above procedure copies whatever is highlighted on to the computer ‘clipboard’ for later use.
– You can copy words, sentences, entire pages – whatever is highlighted. (Ctrl + A highlights a whole page.)
4. On your browser address (URL) line, highlight (like you did before) whatever URL is there now.
– On Firefox, just clicking there will highlight it, on other browsers, you may have to drag the cursor.
– Make sure you get the entire URL, as some of them are so long they go off the screen.
– Now, do Ctrl + V (just like you did before, except use V in place of C)
– The above procedure ‘pastes’ whatever is on the computer clipboard, to the highlighted space.
– This will work also if the cursor is in a blank URL address line.
– You should see the URL change.
– In this case, it pastes the previously copied URL into the browser address window.
5. Press the Enter key (‘Return’ on some keyboards)
– That should take you to the new URL page.
Confusion, questions – contact me.