I am looking for a Google Chrome extension that allow the user to place the title of the current tab in the clipboard with a keyboard shortcut. It should work on Microsoft Windows.

There seems to be no way to do it natively: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179?hl=en

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2 Answers 2


You may use the Shortcut manager chrome extension.


  1. Install the extention
  2. Open the extention

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  3. Click Add a new Shortcut (1)

  4. Assign a shortcut (2). I used ctrl+Alt+k
  5. Select Execute Javascript (3)
  6. In the field shown as (4) copy the following javascript
function clip(text) {
    var copyElement = document.createElement('input');
    copyElement.setAttribute('type', 'text');
    copyElement.setAttribute('value', text);
    copyElement = document.body.appendChild(copyElement);
    try {
        if(!document.execCommand('copy')) throw 'Not allowed.';
    } catch(e) {
        console.log("document.execCommand('copy'); is not supported");
        prompt('Copy the text below. (ctrl c, enter)', text);
    } finally {
        if (typeof e == 'undefined') {
var title = document.getElementsByTagName("title")[0].innerHTML;
  1. Click Save
  2. Restart chrome

Note: The document.execCommand() used in the code is not supported on a few sites for example Wikipedia. But you should be able to circumvent it by changing the javascript or by manually pasting the above code on the console.


  1. Copy to clipboard script taken from here.
  2. Scrip to get the title of the current page is here.

If you've got a userscript manager installed, such as Tampermonkey, you can use this userscript:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Quick page title copier
// @namespace    http://stackexchange.com/users/4337810/
// @version      1.0
// @description  A userscript that lets you quickly copy the title of a webpage
// @author       ᔕᖺᘎᕊ (http://stackexchange.com/users/4337810/)
// @match        *://*
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    document.addEventListener('keyup', function(e) {
        if(e.ctrlKey && e.shiftKey && e.keyCode == 67) {
            window.prompt('Press Ctrl+C', document.getElementsByTagName("title")[0].innerHTML);
    }, false);

It doesn't directly copy, like @Aswin's script, but it prompts you so you can just ctrl+c it.

Default shortcut is ctrl+shift+c

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