I asked a very similar question before: Select and copy part of the text from a link in Safari

How can I copy only a section of text from a hyper link? For example in google results:

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How can I copy "Inosuke Hashibira" from that link?

Previously, the only solution was to use a custom extension or userscript.

Now two years have passed, and I can't figure out how to add custom extensions anymore. I also don't really want to go through all the trouble of installing a userscript manager just for this, especially since Safari's not very friendly to extension developers and often breaks them every update, and (probably because of this) developers don't seem to care for supporting Safari.

How can I select part of a link in Safari nowadays?

  • Best I could do was select only Inosuke Hashibira | Kimetsu no Yaiba Wikia | Fandom and press ⌘C, then paste it elsewhere and delete everything but Inosuke Hashibira. Commented Oct 23, 2020 at 15:44
  • I'm curious can you test it on Chrome or Firefox? Cause I'm failed using option on both these browsers on mac. These recognize a selection operation (because the cursor's shape changed), but they eventually open the link anyway...
    – TeaDrinker
    Commented Apr 24 at 14:08

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Not the most eloquent way of doing it but still delivers results without any extension.

Hover over link, open contextual menu (two finger press), select 'Inspect Element' (this will open split window and land you on selected element), enter image description here

double click on text between span tags (to make text field 'active'), copy needed part of text, close split window.

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