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Old 01-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #121
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When I click the link button in the editor, it already says "http://" in it. It might be convenient if you're writing the URL by hand, but for me it's just annoying and in the way when I copy and paste a URL into it.

I just wonder what other members think about this problem (and if there are members who find the feature helpful rather than in the way), and if it's worth modifying it to just show an empty text box?
I always copy the links in, and therefore I have to delete the given http:// in the box. For me, an empty box would be more convenient.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #122
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THE QRB is sparse by design, so it's unlikely to see any additional UI elements added at this time. Thanks for the feedback.

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Quite understandable, thanks.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:22 PM   #123
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I always copy the links in, and therefore I have to delete the given http:// in the box. For me, an empty box would be more convenient.
For me it is useless but NOT annoying because when you click insert link icon, the text http:// appears ALREADY selected, so when I paste the url on it, whatever is written there gets automatically overwritten, the problem can occur if you place a cursor in it and then try to paste something, because then the text is no longer selected so can't get overwritten automatically!

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:32 PM   #124
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and typing [code] manually would not have been all that onerous, if you had to use them only in some exceptional cases, but that's not the case, the code tags are not only used in the programming section, but also in the Newbies/Linux-general/Linux-kernel, extensively, not for posting the code but for posting the command outputs!
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:03 AM   #125
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For me it is useless but NOT annoying because when you click insert link icon, the text http:// appears ALREADY selected, so when I paste the url on it, whatever is written there gets automatically overwritten, the problem can occur if you place a cursor in it and then try to paste something, because then the text is no longer selected so can't get overwritten automatically!
That works, if you copy and paste with Ctrl+C/V, but not if you just mark the URL and paste it with a middle click of your mouse. But anyways, you are right, it is selected, so one tap to the Del-key is enough to get rid of it.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:08 AM   #126
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but not if you just mark the URL
What does marking the url mean?
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and paste it with a middle click of your mouse.
For me Ctrl-C Ctrl-V is much more easier than middle clicking the mouse but perhaps that's just me. My mouse doesn't move properly, it needs an effort to set it at the desired location!

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:16 AM   #127
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I open the site I want to give a link to (many bookmarks here) and double click the URL in the address-bar, so that it is marked. I am so used to this and then middle click with the mouse that I almost go weird if I have to work at a Windows system. Windows just doesn't support this function, which is used in Linux at least till I use Linux, but I think long before that time.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:31 AM   #128
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"marked" == "highlighted" (?"highlit"?)
In addition to double click, & in some cases triple click, click & drag, as well as click - move - shift+click, will do this.

If your mouse moves easily, it gives you a 2nd text buffer -- very convenient. In fact, it is the lack of this feature that is the worst inconvenience when I am forced to use a "Winders" box for some quick task. I am amused that something so small is such an aggravation. That just shows how much I use this feature, & how 2nd nature it is to me.

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:45 AM   #129
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I almost constantly use middle-button to paste, so the pre-selected http:// is a huge annoyance.

And I agree, one of the most aggravating thing about having to work on Windows for me is the lack of this feature.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #130
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Lightbulb Aha!

That doesn't bother me a bit in this context, & here's why, w/ my thanks for making me think about how I operate:

When I use the "Insert Link" feature, I use both buffers.
  1. Open the linked to page in a new tab.
  2. Ctrl-C the URL into the clipboard.
  3. Hightlight the link name w/ the mouse to put it into the "mouse buffer".
  4. Return to the tab w/ my post.
  5. Middle click the name into my post.
  6. Shift-click at the beginning of the name to highlight it.
  7. Click the "Insert Link" icon
  8. Ctrl-C to paste the URL.
  9. Press "Enter".
So automatic, I could probably have done 10 or 20 of them in the time it took me to list the steps.

(Hope this isn't too OT.)

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Old 01-19-2011, 07:38 AM   #131
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I usually write the link name myself, so that doesn't help.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #132
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I usually write the link name myself, so that doesn't help.
Same here.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #133
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Much safer (& often easier) to paste it. (IMO)
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #134
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Much safer (& often easier) to paste it. (IMO)
What do you mean?

Usually, I don't want the link to be named as the page's title, I choose it depending on the context.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #135
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Like that:
Pastebin
Both the name "Pastebin" & the URL were pasted, one w/ middle click, one w/ Ctrl-V.
 
  


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