LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable

LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable

A lightweight extension that makes any link selectable while [Alt], [Meta], or [Command] key is pressed.

  • LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable
  • LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable
What is LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable?
LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable is an efficient Chrome extension that facilitates link text selection in an intuitive manner. It works by temporarily suppressing the 'Drag & Drop Link' feature while holding the [Alt], [Window], or [Command] keys. This way, the original meta information is preserved when copying text into other rich-text editors. It's compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and other operating systems.
Users: 783 ▼ -25
Rating: 3.27 (11)
Version: 1.0.4 (Last updated: 2014-02-11)
Creation date: 2014-02-11
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 13.52K
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LinkSuppressor enables an intuitive partial link selection by suppressing Chrome's "Drag & Drop Link" feature. All you have to do is selecting a link text with any of [Alt]/[Window]/[Command] key being pressed. Since this extension temporarily suppresses a single unwanted feature, any of the meta information associated with the original text won't be lost when you copy-and-paste into other rich-text editors.


  • Windows : Press [Alt] while selecting a link
  • Mac OS X: Press [Alt] or [Command] while selecting a link
  • Other : Press [Alt] or [Meta] while selecting a link

Release Note:

1.0.4 * now works on windows / linux * added a hack for * adjust the timing when the first listener is added. 1.0.0 * built for mac testers

User reviews
It's good but please remove the requirement of holding down a key
by Fawaz Akhtar Fawaz Akhtar, 2021-06-02

Been using it for a while now, saves a lot of time not having to copy more than I need and instead I just hold Alt and select the text I want. Thanks for the awesome extension!
by EZ Carnivore EZ Carnivore, 2019-05-03

A sign of good code is its longevity. The last time the expansion was updated in 2014. It's now 2018 and it's still working. To highlight the link with the mouse, you need to hold down the ALT key. This is written in the description.
by Jan Naturlih Jan Naturlih, 2018-03-10
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Risk impact

LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

LinkSuppressor: Make Any Link Selectable has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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