I maintain my contact list on an iPad/iPhone and use iCloud's web interface on my desktop PC.

I cannot find any way to copy any data that is also a link, such as a person's address or email, from the iCloud web interface. The usual Alt-hilight to bypass link-following does not highlight, and right-clicking does not provide any "copy" option.

Is there a way to highlight and copy information from the iCloud web interface when that information is also a link?

  • What about clicking the address and then copying it from Maps ( or whatever it opens). I'll admit I'm not familiar with iCloud's website, but it's an idea. It would also help to know what browser you are using. – 0942v8653 Jul 7 '17 at 21:18
  • You can export any number of contacts [shift- or ctrl-select for multiples] as .vcf files from the Gear Icon, bottom left of the Contacts window. – Tetsujin Jul 8 '17 at 6:31
  • @Tetsujin I realize that, but all I want to do is copy/paste info, like a mailing address, from iCloud to another window. – Jim Garrison Jul 8 '17 at 6:43

After some experimentation in different browsers I have come to the conclusion that on Firefox, the alt-click-drag action to select link text while suppressing link-follow seems to require finer mouse-cursor placement. Start just outside the bounding box and nothing gets selected; start too far in and one character doesn't get selected.

But at least you CAN select the text. It goes into the clipboard with each field followed by a newline, but that's a minor issue. There really should be a "copy to clipboard" button.

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