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Windows 7: Notepad's "text copy" behaviour


08 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Notepad's "text copy" behaviour

Hello!

In Windows XP, if I had a web link saved in a text form in Notepad and wanted to mark it and then copy into a web browser it was very easy: double-click, copy, paste and it's done.

In Windows 7 the Notepad acts differently when I double-click a link: if a link has "?" or "-" marks in itself then Notepad (or Windows 7 system if you will) marks only the text before (or after) those marks. So I can't copy the links fast as I was used to do before.

So, is there a way to configure Notepad (or whatever else has to be reconfigured) so that it would ignore "?" and "-" marks when I double-click on a link (or any text at all)?

Thank you.

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08 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What happens if you highlight the link, right click, copy and then paste in your address bar?
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08 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Everything is fine then. But it's the highlighting itself that I have a problem with. I used to be able to highlight a whole link with a double-click in XP Notepad, now I can't do that anymore with 7 Notepad. I do that a lot so it's quite annoying to have to mark (highlight) each link manualy, draging mouse from the beginning of the link to the end - instead of just double-clicking it.
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08 Apr 2011   #4

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Everything is fine then. But it's the highlighting itself that I have a problem with. I used to be able to highlight a whole link with a double-click in XP Notepad, now I can't do that anymore with 7 Notepad. I do that a lot so it's quite annoying to have to mark (highlight) each link manualy, draging mouse from the beginning of the link to the end - instead of just double-clicking it.
Double clicking on any contiguous line of text characters will highlight the text automatically, but various special characters and <Space> will prevent anything after themselves from being highlighted in this way. I don't think there is anything you can do about it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If that's really so, then I'm really sorry about that. I love how it was with the XP Notepad when I could highlight a whole web link with just a quick double-click. Thank you anyway.
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09 Apr 2011   #6

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
If that's really so, then I'm really sorry about that. I love how it was with the XP Notepad when I could highlight a whole web link with just a quick double-click. Thank you anyway.
Sorry, that's how it is.

Regards....Mike Connor
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24 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is still bothering me very much, to this day. It's very time consuming for me the 7 vs XP way. Is there a notepad alternative (a simple one, like the original notepad) or some other way to change that to the XP style? Thanx!
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24 Nov 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Ten alternatives listed here: Top 10 Notepad Alternatives
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24 Nov 2013   #9

Win 7 x64
 
 

If you triple click a weblink pasted into wordpad in Windows 7 it highlights the entire address like notepad did in XP.
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24 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I can't triple click in Wordpad. It stops me at the 2nd click and asks if I want to open the URL. This is with Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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