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Can't copy links from Youtube share button

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When I click the Share symbol on Youtube videos Forefox no longer has a "copy link" function, instead it offers me a dozen different ways to share the video that aren't relevant.

If I want to paste a youtube link or imbed a video onto a forum, I have to click on share, text message it to myself, and then copy and paste the link from the message.

This is insane. Just let me copy the link like it used to.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

The "copy to clipboard" link is no longer available, it may be device-specific, I have a Note 10+.

Copying the YouTube address from the URL bar doesn't work in the embedded players on the sites I use, they require the link to be in the "short format" from the YouTube share button.

Thanks for your efforts and taking the time to try and help. The Firefox community is the best. I have rolled back to Fennec and will be sticking with the old version until (if?) Fenix offers better functionality and usability.

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Probably each device's list of Share options is different, but when I scroll the lower panel horizontally, mine includes Copy to clipboard as an option. You don't have that on yours?

If the URL in the address bar is clean, you also can long-press the address bar and use Copy on the context menu.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

The "copy to clipboard" link is no longer available, it may be device-specific, I have a Note 10+.

Copying the YouTube address from the URL bar doesn't work in the embedded players on the sites I use, they require the link to be in the "short format" from the YouTube share button.

Thanks for your efforts and taking the time to try and help. The Firefox community is the best. I have rolled back to Fennec and will be sticking with the old version until (if?) Fenix offers better functionality and usability.

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verticalgain1 said

The "copy to clipboard" link is no longer available, it may be device-specific, I have a Note 10+.

I saw a thread on an Android forum from December 2019 saying that a Google Drive app update somehow removes this option. Not sure what can be done about that.

Copying the YouTube address from the URL bar doesn't work in the embedded players on the sites I use, they require the link to be in the "short format" from the YouTube share button.

I had not considered the embedded player scenario. I have one in a page on my site. When the player controls are showing, there's an icon in the upper right corner to Copy Link. However, I don't see it in fullscreen -- there is an aspect ratio problem where controls get cut off depending on the fit of the video my your device's screen. That is a known problem.