This tutorial explains how to copy code from GitHub, Stack Overflow to clipboard in 1 click. Here I will talk about a simple Chrome extension, Cliborady which can do it. You can easily copy code snippets posted on Stack Overflow and GitHub pretty easily. And not only copy but if you just want to select code then you can do that. In just one click, you can copy the whole code snippet and then use it wherever you want. Additionally, it also keeps the list of all the copied snippets on its interface in case you need them later.
Copying small code snippet from Stack Overflow and GitHub is easy. But if the code snippets are long then you can’t really copy them easily. And that is where this Chrome extension comes in handy. It adds 3 small button on the right side of any code snippet on current web page. And then you can either copy it, select it, or shrink it in just one click. It works perfectly on Stack Overflow website, however, on GitHub it only works on the readme and issues page. You cannot copy code from files right now but maybe you’ll be able to do it in the later updates.
How to Copy Code from GitHub, Stack Overflow to Clipboard in 1 Click?
Go to any page on Stack Overflow website and locate any posted code snippet that your want to copy. If the installation is successful then you will see 3 small icons in front each snippet you see on the Stack Overflow page. To copy a code snippet, simply click on the copy icon and then it will put that code on clipboard. And if you just want to select the code then click on the cursor icon.
It works in the same way on GitHub. Just copy code from the main repository page and then let it send that to the clipboard. On GitHub, you will also see the option to select code rather than copying it. However, the option to shirk code is not available on the GitHub.
After copying code from Stack Overflow or GitHub, you can use that where you want. And if you want to see all the snippets that you have copied so far then you can see them in this Chrome extension interface. This is helpful for reuse of the code later.
Above, you can see how this extension lets you copy code from Stack Overflow and GitHub in 1 click. Just install the extension and quickly copy any code snippet in one click to the clipboard.
Clipboardy is a simple and a really useful tool for programmers and developers to copy code from GitHub and Stack Overflow in one click. If you often use these websites to look for solutions, you will find it very useful. Just install this extension and then quickly select or copy any code snippet in a single click.