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alx359 08-31-2009 02:11 AM

Display original URL on saved web page
One thing I'm missing from mybase is the easy way to inspect the original URL; it gets injected on the header part of each saved web page. This comes handy to keep track where I saved it from and to click to check for latest versions.

I see there's a 'Copy with URL' right-menu option for each item in the left-side tree menu, but it's not handy enough, as the URL comes with an additional item title artifact and I can't see/use it before pasting to a text editor to clean it up.

kinook 08-31-2009 09:49 AM

If the web page item is linked (not stored), the current content for that page will be retrieved and displayed in the internal browser when the item is selected. Ctrl+J or Item | Open Document will open the URL in the default browser.

If the item is stored, press Ctrl+Shift+J (or Item | Open Document with Shift key held down) after selecting to open the original URL in the default browser.

Other options for accessing the item's URL:
1) Display the Item Attributes pane (Ctrl+4 or View | Other Windows | Item Attributes), right-click the URL attribute, and choose Copy (or arrow down to that row and press Ctrl+C). Also Ctrl+Q or Item | Open Shortcut will open the URL in the internal browser, Ctrl+Shift+Q opens the URL externally.

2a) Create a form with a single URL attribute (Tools | Forms | Insert, enter name of 'Document', add 'URL' in Column 1, and OK the dialogs).
2b) Assign the Document form to the Document template (navigate to My Data -> Templates -> Document, and in the Item Attributes pane, change the Form attribute to 'Document').
2c) Now, all document items will display the URL attribute in the detail pane above the document content. Click on or Tab to the URL form field and press Ctrl+C to copy the URL (and Ctrl+Q / Ctrl+Shift+Q to open internally/externally).

alx359 08-31-2009 01:48 PM

Thanks very much for the exhaustive explanation! Much appreciated. I've become aware now of some of the power-user options of UR.

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