There's Blog Power in Your Mouse - It's The Right Click

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

How many times on average do you think you will click that mouse button in your lifetime?  LOL~  I can't begin to imagine how many times I have already.  This is a tip that I will preface by saying, "it may be a simple one, and you may already know this, but if you don't, this will save you tons of time and frustration when it comes to copy and paste on ActiveRain." 
The tech tip today is: "The Right Click!" for FIREFOX USERS!!

Is There Blog Power in Your Mouse??

Here's the scenario - let's say you are going to copy a link and a snippet of text from your website, or outside Blog.  Maybe you just want to copy and paste the disclaimer you have at the bottom from your previous post.  OK, so we all know how to use the browser menu, select edit, choose copy, then go to your draft post, select edit, then choose paste(The typical way)

(This can also be done with shortcuts CTRL+C to copy, and CTRL+V to paste)

The problem is, you'll get this box...

ActiveRain Copy and Paste Screen

...and reformat it all, line it all back up, (correct my typos like annows to annoys...LOL ) create spaces and breaks in the text, and then re-add all my previously existing links.  What a pain, would you agree?


This may seem silly to some of you that I would even take the time to post a tip like this
, but in all honesty, I just figured this out myself not too long ago, and even funnier, I know some of you are running to your Blogs right now just to try it out.  haha.  Then, you'll either come back here and call me nuts because it didn't work, and you think I'm pulling your leg, or you'll say absolutely nothing at all, for fear that someone will think we're complete idiots for not knowing about this already. ROFL! It's OK, just know it works.:-)

This tip will also work for your graphics and images too.  Yes, There is Blogging Power in your Mouse!

Here's a sample of using a single right click of the mouse to copy and paste text, links and images.

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ActiveRain Corp.
Fairfield, CA, 94534
Phone: 707 718-6773
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Rainer
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
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Brad, this is great. I use firefox so thanks for sharing.

Dec 02, 2008 04:50 PM #76
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Brenda Ballard
Angelfish Properties, Inc. - Emerald Isle, NC
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Brad,

Very cool. Thanks. I'm so new to this stuff and I'm grateful for all info.

Brenda

Dec 02, 2008 09:21 PM #77
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Dona - sleep is over rated!!  LOL~  I understand that one day, that's all I'll do for a long time.  I Got too much to see and do while I'm here on this earth to try and sleep!!  (Big Smile)  :-))

Dec 02, 2008 09:47 PM #78
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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thanks Brad...  there is always something new to learn isn't there?  I can honestly say I always keyboard - ctr-C ctr-P ctr-K...  now I'll just right click.  Oh - except for the ctr-K... no right click for that ;)

Your Raleigh Realtors

Dec 04, 2008 09:53 PM #79
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Lee & Pamela - I guess we could say you are now officially part of the Firefox "Click!"  LOL~  :-))

Dec 04, 2008 10:00 PM #80
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Hi Brad. I need your help! :( I am trying to post a blog (copying it from word) and its not tranferring correctly......color is gone....font is gone......words are small. Why is this happening all of the sudden on like my last 3 blogs? Please help me!!

Dec 05, 2008 11:57 AM #81
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Pamela - I'm launching a post momentarily to address that....stay tuned.  :-))

Dec 05, 2008 12:16 PM #82
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Thanks Brad!!!! You are very much appreciated!! :)

Dec 05, 2008 12:30 PM #83
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What is a right click button?  I think mine gets used almost as much as the left.

Dec 06, 2008 09:18 AM #84
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Jer - next we'll discuss how to use the center button and mouse wheel...   :-)

Dec 06, 2008 07:49 PM #85
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Hi Brad!  What a clever post--snagging the typed version, then showing what it turns into!  I've had that happen and realized with Firefox that if you just right-click and hit paste, it goes directly into the comment section.  Every now and then, I forget, hit ctrl-V and get that nagging pop-up window!

Debe in Charlotte

Dec 06, 2008 10:47 PM #86
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Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
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AHA!!!   I was wondering about that little box and just thought it was something new on AR, but now I understand since I recently started using Firefox more!!  Thanks.

Dec 10, 2008 06:48 AM #87
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Yes, the right click, it's the right way!  Someone just called and asked me today, how to make that little box go away when copy and pasting, this little post came in very handy...    :-)

Dec 10, 2008 10:10 PM #88
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Marjorie Taylor
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Your tips are always helpful.   I just right clicked your blog page and added to my favorites!

Dec 13, 2008 06:42 AM #89
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Brad, what Firefox tells me with the right click is that it doesn't allow copying and pasting, or something like that. When I want to cut and paste from my AR blog onto my website blog, I highlight, choose copy, and then I select paste from my Edit menu above. Otherwise, I have to do some workaround...and I'm not in the mood to do that. BUT it works...just my two cents.;-)

Pepper

Dec 13, 2008 10:55 AM #90
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Richard, for 1/3 rd the price, I will stick with my pc and click away.

Dec 23, 2008 09:47 PM #91
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Mike - the price is "right"  :-)

Dec 24, 2008 11:40 AM #92
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Teri - whatever works, there's always more than one way to accomplish a task on computers, one of the beauties for sure.  Have a great Christmas!!   :-)

Dec 24, 2008 11:41 AM #93
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Marty Remo
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Thanks Brad.  I didn't know that I could do it this way.

Dec 24, 2008 12:18 PM #94
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Karen Rice
WEICHERT, REALTORS® Paupack Group - Hawley, PA
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On my laptop I've grown accustomed to using CTRL V instead of right click.  Aggravates the heck out of me when that annoying box comes up.

oh well...i just have to remember to right click my laptop buttons.  lol

Mar 11, 2009 06:38 AM #95
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