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eutexian

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
119
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Mapperley, Nottingham UK
Hi folks.

A small irritant I know.. but i'm sure there's a cure.

when I paste a link or text into a page Lion insists on backspacing, this means the link (particularly) doesn't show as a link.

for example.

Try this linkwww.google.com

when it should be

try this link http://www.google.com

Is there an easy way to stop this happening? I have failed to find an answer using search.

All the best.
 

thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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Switzerland
you mean like thishttp://www.google.com/

OSX does this when you copy/paste with right click. It doesn't do it when you use cmd+C, cmd+V to copy/paste. For some reason the right click selects some text, and when you paste then it gets overwritten.

Not sure what to do, I started using the keyboard shortcuts because it annoyed me. It's also much faster.
 
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eutexian

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
119
9
Mapperley, Nottingham UK
Command+V does it!!

many thanks.


'surely' what I was getting was a 'blue' shading in between the text and the link.. the link would then (as I right clicked) backspace. which then made the link 'invalid'.

but happy now to have found the cure. :cool:
 
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thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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'surely' what I was getting was a 'blue' shading in between the text and the link.. the link would then (as I right clicked) backspace. which then made the link 'invalid'.

but happy now to have found the cure. :cool:

it's not doing a backspace... it's actually using "insert", which overwrites the selected text with the contents of the clipboard. Try pasting something into the middle of a word, and you will notice this behavior.

I'm glad you're happy with the cmd+v solution. I still don't understand why copy/paste should work differently depending on how it is invoked.
 
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Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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Even when I use right-click to paste, it still happens like this for me http://www.google.com

Are you not putting a space after the last word that you type before you right-click and paste the link?


(however, cmd-v is my method of choice)
 
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thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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This behavior can be changed in Safari by going to the "Edit" menu, select "Substitutions" and deactivate "smart copy/paste." You need to have an active text field selected to be able to make the change.

I'm not sure which other programs use this.
 
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eutexian

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
119
9
Mapperley, Nottingham UK
This behavior can be changed in Safari by going to the "Edit" menu, select "Substitutions" and deactivate "smart copy/paste." You need to have an active text field selected to be able to make the change.

I'm not sure which other programs use this.

For some reason that menu is unavailable for me to edit.. its 'faded out' as it were.


Even when I use right-click to paste, it still happens like this for me http://www.google.com

Are you not putting a space after the last word that you type before you right-click and paste the link?

Yes I am.. and this space is then deleted, by the cursor 'back-spacing'.

It doesn't matter.. I'll happily use the shortcut.
 
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