Google Web Development

Get URL for Searches in Safari 6

There have been many articles and conversations about the question of how to get the URL of a Google search in Safari 6. Some solutions include using the Terminal to get the URL, using AppleScript,  using bookmarklets, and using Automator. I created a Safari Extension to make this process easier.

Get URL: Easily get the URL of your current tab.

With my Get URL Safari Extension, simply click the toolbar button for a popup that contains the URL of the current page. The URL is already selected, making it simple to copy.

Download the Get URL Safari Extension
(.safariextz, 46 kb)

Update: I’ve received notice from Apple that the extension will be available in the Safari Extensions Gallery. Look for it there soon!

By Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the founder of GravityKit and TrustedLogin. He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts with his wife Juniper.

24 replies on “Get URL for Searches in Safari 6”

Installed it, enabled it, quit and relaunched Safari 6, but no button appears in the toolbar or in the Customize Toolbar window.

Zack, I can’t seem to find the GetURL Safari extension on the Safari extensions gallery. Do you have the link? Many thanks.

Because, now, in the future, even that doesn’t work anymore. “Thank you”, Apple.
How annoying. This plugin is a godsend!

This could be very useful if it automatically copied the text to the clipboard. As it is, I can just double click…

This is great; thanks! I’m a web developer and often need a quick check of the url and parameters. This gives me that exactly. Even in the old days, to see the entire URL you might have to use the insertion point and scroll to the end. Not any more!

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