HOW TO make Google skip redirection step on clicking search result
Blog :Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia
Date: 8/28/2012 4:50:00 PM
There have been times when I wanted to just copy the URL of a site mentioned in a Google search result without having to go to the website & then copying it from the address bar.
However when I right click & copy the URL, this is how the address typically looks -
(URL broken with new lines for readability & to preserve formatting)
Digging into the source code reveals that there is a mousedown event that fires up when the link is accessed & re-creates the HREF of that anchor tag so that you have to pass through a quick additional Google step before you can reach the search result site
It only zaps the following 4 events - "mouseover","mouseout","unload","resize". I tweaked the code a bit to include the "mousedown" event as well -
(remove ^ & newline character when you're using this code)
With this modified bookmarklet, I can now copy the actual URL in a Google Search result.