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Windows 7: Notepad's "text copy" behaviour

24 Nov 2013   #11
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
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.
You are right, in the example I tested I left out the http://www part.

Doesn't look like wordpad will work.


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24 Nov 2013   #12
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

You could try notetab light. It is a free tabbed text editor that I had used for years but didn't install it on my last couple of computers. There is a paid version as well as the free one but the free one works very well and allows you to select a weblink by triple clicking on it.

Here is a llink to it's download page :The Portable Freeware Collection - NoteTab Light
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24 Nov 2013   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

When the selection highlight ends:
  • Move the mouse pointer to the end of the link
  • Hold the Shift key down
  • Left click with the mouse (with the pointer still at the end of the link)
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25 Nov 2013   #14
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I just tried this using Notepad++, a free and excellent text editor, and it worked as I believe you want. It's available here:
Notepad++ Home
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25 Nov 2013   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I tried running notepad.exe from XP on Win 8, same parsing problem, so it's an OS change, not a notepad change. There may be a way to change "white space" detection at the OS level.
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25 Nov 2013   #16
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
I just tried this using Notepad++, a free and excellent text editor, and it worked as I believe you want. It's available here:
Notepad++ Home
Yes, I tried it and it works nice. But I love the simplicity of Windows Notepad, I don't need the fancy features. Which of the alternative notepads would be the most similar (in looks and functionality) to the Windows Notepad? The only thing I'm missing is the ability to copy the whole line of text as in Windows XP, so... If anyone tried more notepad alternatives, please tell me.

Thank you!
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25 Nov 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Wordpad for storing links. From Wordpad you can start a webpage directly by clicking on it.

In fact I have pinned Wordpad to my taskbar so that I have it always handy.
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26 Nov 2013   #18
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good idea! But is there a way to disable the WordPad from asking me if I want to go to the specific website every time I click on a link?
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26 Nov 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Good idea! But is there a way to disable the WordPad from asking me if I want to go to the specific website every time I click on a link?
I don't understand why you would want that. Wordpad stores a hyperlink - not the text of the link.
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26 Nov 2013   #20
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I meant I'd like to click on the link and go to that site immediatelly, without WordPad asking me if I want to go. Is that possible?

And thank you.
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