This question might be stupid but I cannot figure out how to get the way ID into a place where I can copy it (Ctrl-C) to the Clipboard so so I can later paste it (Ctrl-V) into an email. I can see the ID when I look at its History but I cannot copy it from the Menu Bar of that dialog box into an email or anyplace else.

I'm sure there must be a way to accomplish this. Thanks in advance.

asked 20 Sep '13, 03:30

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edited 11 Dec '15, 22:03

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Can you tell us with editor or application you are using?

(20 Sep '13, 06:39) Frederik Ramm ♦

I can see a JOSM tag :)

(20 Sep '13, 07:27) scai ♦

I can also see an id tag ;) (but yes, I think JOSM in this case)

(20 Sep '13, 07:46) Richard ♦

I'm using JOSM - see keywords and title

(20 Sep '13, 10:53) AlaskaDave

Instead of the history (ctrl-h) try the advanced info (ctrl-i) where the ID should be easily copyable. If not, then either open the history (web) (ctrl-shift-h) or the advanced info (web) (ctrl-shift-i) where you can copy the ID directly from your browser.

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answered 20 Sep '13, 07:26

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It also works fine in the "selection" sidebar tab.

(20 Sep '13, 10:46) Vincent de P... ♦

Thanks scai - that is exactly what I was looking for. @Vincent - I do not see it in the "Selection sidebar" whatever that is. If you mean the Selection window, I don't see it there eitker.

(20 Sep '13, 10:55) AlaskaDave

@AlaskaDave You can show the selection tab by selecting it in the windows menu, or using the default shortcur Alt-Shift-T. It just lists all the objects curently selected.

(20 Sep '13, 15:14) Vincent de P... ♦

By the way, you can find the way id easily in the website OSM. By selecting a point a long the road, right-click, then select Query features. We can click on the first returned result link, for example, the following link show the way id 480893593, which is copyable.

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