I've seen on SE sites where people post a link to some answer or comment, so that when you click on it, you're taken directly to that post and even highlights for a split second. I would like to know how I can obtain such a URL to link to any given answer or comment. I know if it's something which showed up in my inbox, I could copy it from there. But what if it was never in my inbox? How would I obtain the URL?

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To copy answer's link, tap "share" under the answer and copy the link that will appear.

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To copy a link to a comment, write-click the comment date and choose "copy link".

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    ...I feel like an idiot for not thinking of the share link, but the comments was even more mysterious. Aug 9, 2014 at 0:12
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    That comment link method is one of the most devious I've ever seen - who would even think of clicking the date to get a link?
    – metacubed
    Aug 9, 2014 at 0:15
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    @metacubed At least it's not one of those easter egg hunts, where you have to hover the mouse over an invisible button that didn't activate in the top-right few pixels of the comment and triple click. Aug 9, 2014 at 0:19
  • @JerryDodge now that would have been fun! :)
    – metacubed
    Aug 9, 2014 at 0:24
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    ...while holding ctrl + alt + shift + F12 + C - using your nose for F12... Aug 9, 2014 at 0:34

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