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Pasting links can be automated

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  • Edge makes it more work to paste links. For IE I wrote a program I could use to get links ("A" tags) for web sites but that is not so easy to do with Edge.

    In the Feedback Hub application I submitted a suggestion (called "Paste HTML fragment with a link tag when pasting from address bar") that in Edge, when we do a copy in the address bar, a HTML fragment also be pasted with an "A" tag with the address as the href and the title as the text. When I say title I mean what we get when we click the star to make a bookmark; that does not always have a title but usually it does. Doesn't that make sense? Do you agree that will help when we want to provide a link in a post?

    As a workaround I notice that there is a Share button and when we click it there is a Copy link button but the Copy link button does not copy a link, it only copies the address. There is also a Clipboard button that almost does what I am suggesting; it copies the title and the address but it does not make that into a link. So I decided to write a program that converts that into a real link but I was getting frustrating results. Then I noticed that lines end with a LFCR instead of a CRLF. It is as if Microsoft just has to do something wrong. So I submitted feedback ("Edge Share Clipboard uses LFCR instead of CRLF") about the problem.

    So how is this relevant to the MSDN forums? I am talking about how to make it as easy as possible to post links. I hope that is relevant enough. You can vote for the feedback items in the Feedback Hub if you agree.



    Sam Hobbs
    SimpleSamples.Info


    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:50 AM

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  • I searched every which way but could not find it. Maybe there's some delay before its cataloged? I'll look for it again later.

     

     



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    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:16 AM
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  • I don't know how to post links to feedback. The idea of making an application for feedback might not be thought through. I suppose I could make a suggestion that they make it possible to communicate something, like a link, for getting to feedback items.


    Sam Hobbs
    SimpleSamples.Info

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:16 AM