HostCopy > a Google Chrome Extension
What is HostCopy?
HostCopy is a simple Google Chrome Extension that copies the hostname of the website you’re currently browsing, to the Clipboard with a Single Click.
What’s the problem?
By default, Google Chrome will hide the HTTP protocol from view in the browser search bar (called an “Omnibar”). However, when you highlight and copy the hostname from the Omnibar, Chrome will prepend the “http://” protocol to your copied selection.
This is a great idea in principle (especially when pasting to email and documents), but it could be annoying enough for those users that want to copy the hostname only for use in a different application, such as a shell window. The above image demonstrates this point.
How does HostCopy solve this problem?
With the HostCopy Google Chrome Extension, you get 1 click “Copy to Clipboard” for the hostname only, from the page you’re currently browsing. It works across HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. It’s literally that simple.
How do I install it?
It’s quite simple really — All you have to do is go to this page in Google Chrome. The installation instructions will be made available to you.
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