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      • #2316419
        Susan Bradley

        So in a recent update of Edge it now does what I call a “pretty paste”.  Rather than putting in the raw url, it “copies a URL from the address bar and
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2316420
        AskWoody Plus

        Susan …

        Maybe it could be  prettier?


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        • #2316435
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thought was me: I refreshed the page up to three times.

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          • #2316542
            Susan Bradley

            Sorry about that, I think my big monitors mess me up.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2316440

          Susan is still learning some of the tricks Woody has stacked up his sleeves.
          I found the problem when I logged on, and fixed it before spotting your post. It should be “prettier” now?

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      • #2316438
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft has remote control on Edge browser and can disable extensions like the recently fake extensions in Microsoft Store.

      • #2316530
        AskWoody Lounger

        Did anyone outside of Microsoft ask them to make “pretty’ copy and paste of URL’s? Aren’t there more pressing issues to work on?


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        • #2316536
          AskWoody Plus

          Did anyone outside of Microsoft ask them to make “pretty’ copy and paste of URL’s?

          Yes, many users provided feedback before, during and after the change:

          Recently, we wanted to dig into how users feel about copying and pasting a URL from their browser. We looked to understand what they do when they copy and paste URLs, as well as the pain points they experience.

          What did we find?
          We found that one has to regularly edit the URL they copy to make them understandable for sharing or remove seemingly extra parameters. This led us to what we call Link format, an easily readable URL that also preserves the details of the URL.

          We also learned that nearly everyone, at one point, wants the full, plain-text URL exactly as it was copied. When one first copies a URL, it’s not always obvious that the full text is needed. Other times, it’s desired to have both a readable format and the plain-text version.

          Reza Ameri: Thank you for sharing, this might seems like small feature but it would have great impact on productivity.

          bradmacdonald: This will be a huge productivity increase for me,

          AaronMcHale: This looks like a great feature, as I’m reading I’m thinking how useful this could be

          kwright62: Plain text links are a great help, many thanks for doing this!

          CSearle: This solves a problem I didn’t know I had! Why hasn’t pasting links always worked like this?? Of course, there will always be the dinosaurs who don’t like anything changing 🙂


          Announcing a new way to paste URLs, Link format!

          Aren’t there more pressing issues to work on?

          Like what?

      • #2316538
        AskWoody Lounger

        I thought in Edge there were changes in copying and pasting tables on the website too. Not that I ever had a problem with that before.
        What is this “pretty link copy paste” for? Sending links in IM? Pasting links into askwoody comments too! I wont need LINK button, I think.
        Thank you for sharing your information, Susan.

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        • #2316544
          Susan Bradley

          In emails is where I first spotted it.  But generally speaking in any location where you might paste a url

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2316600
        AskWoody Plus

        Does this work for both the old Edge and the new Chromium-based Edge?

        On my computer the Edge Settings menu looks very different than in Susan Bradley’s example and under Settings>About this app Edge displays the following:

        Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0
        Microsoft EdgeHTML 18.18363

        Windows 10 Pro version 1909 build 18363.1198

        • #2316609
          AskWoody Plus

          No, new Chromium-based Edge only. Version 87 or later.

          (Legacy Edge hasn’t had any recent updates.)

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