Lion.. please don't do that.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by eutexian, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. eutexian macrumors regular

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    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 www.google.com

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

    All the best.
     
  2. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    try this link www.google.com


    Er......seems to be okay for me.:confused:

    (and yes, I typed out "try this link " and then I pasted the link next to it)
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  4. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

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    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:
     
  5. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Even when I use right-click to paste, it still happens like this for me 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)
     
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  8. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

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


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

    It doesn't matter.. I'll happily use the shortcut.
     
  9. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Place the cursor in the browser address or search field, or in any other text field. Then it can be changed.
     
  10. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankyou... still on a learning curve here.

    test http://forums.macrumors.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=14131481


    and that fixed it.. no more backspacing. thank you very much. :cool:
     

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