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When the title of a link is entirely in LaTeX, e.g. a question named on the front page such as this one, then there is no way to get the link menu (e.g. to copy the url) since the MathJaX menu applies to the whole link.

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  • $\begingroup$ Which browser are you using? $\endgroup$ – kennytm Nov 24 '10 at 15:46
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    $\begingroup$ @KennyTM: I can confirm this on Firefox 3.6. I suggest the workaround that question titles simply shouldn't be entirely in TeX. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 24 '10 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Rahul: Yes, one could force some link "stub" into the title upon which one could click. That's one common workaround for problems of this nature. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Nov 24 '10 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ It's not really even a workaround. A properly written title should be in the form of a grammatically complete question, so you shouldn't have all TeX titles in the first place. For example, the linked question ought to be "How can we prove that $\gcd(b^x - 1, b^y - 1, b^ z- 1,…) = b^{\gcd(x, y, z,…)} -1$?". $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 24 '10 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ The same problem exists with Google Chrome. $\endgroup$ – user1119 Dec 5 '10 at 6:42
  • $\begingroup$ See my comment to a similar post for a possible work-around. $\endgroup$ – Davide Cervone Apr 7 '13 at 16:45
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In any case, even if you can't click on the title, you should be able to copy the standard link from the footer menu of the question as well.

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  • $\begingroup$ That doesn't work for the question page - see my comment to Kenny's answer. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Dec 5 '10 at 17:34
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I'll mark this . As long as we support LaTeX in title (which is widely used) and MathJax's context menu, we can't avoid this.

In Firefox, you could turn off "Disable or replace context menus". Then both menus will appear.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please read my post more carefully since nothing you wrote abve applies to it. The point is that you can't copy the url from the link on the list of questions since the only menu there is the MathJax menu. Of course I know how to copy a url from the address bar or right-clicking (when available). But I should not have to visit the page first to do that. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Nov 24 '10 at 16:26
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the FireFox tip, but I often use a variety of browsers and not all have such capabilities afaik. In any case that's really a kludge. It should be fixed correctly. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Nov 24 '10 at 16:36
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    $\begingroup$ Is there way to do something similar with Google Chrome? $\endgroup$ – user1119 Dec 5 '10 at 10:26

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