[Suggestion] Lots of problems with URLs

1. Simply pasting a URL doesn’t automatically create a working link.

2(a) . I selected some text then used the Edit/Add Link box to paste the following URL: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie

…(b) It looks like a link and acts like a link, but when I click it, it sends the link to Firefox (my default browser).

…© Instead of going to the URL’s page (which is where I copied the URL from, btw,) it tries to go to https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie. NOTICE, no colon after the “https”.

…(d) That sends me to my ISP’s page used when a URL makes absolutely no sense to the DNS.

…(e) If I paste the correct URL into my browser window and hit ENTER, Firefox takes me to the correct page.

…(f) If I paste the correct URL into my browser window but delete the colon just before I hit ENTER, I get the same ISP landing page as I did in © above.

Please fix.

3. Also, it would be swell if the right click context menu would offer two options:

…(a) To convert the selected text into a link (when we’ve selected a URL).

…(b)To open the same box as Edit/Add link to paste a URL in. [/list]

4. ONE more thing.

Once a link is created with the Edit/Add link box, please add a context menu option to REOPEN the Edit/Add link box to edit that link.

  1. I suggest adding the Attachment icon to your Formatting taskbar configuration. That’ll let you make links quicker.
  2. To create a link from text. First make the text. Then go to the site in your browser and copy the link. Then highlight your text and in the link dialog box choose No Prefix. Since the link has the https:// already, you don’t need any additional prefix. Works every time. No problem.
  3. If you are creating a web link from a link, then highlight the link and copy. Then in the link dialog box choose NO PREFIX. Will always work.

The rule to remember is: If you are creating a web link, never select the web option.

I’m guessing that this bizarre behavior comes from the Mac world and doesn’t get adapted properly to the Windows world.

Steveshank is correct. If the add link window is already set to ‘web’ and you paste a full url it will include a redundant http://

If you wish to paste a full url you should either remove the initial ‘https:’ or choose ‘no prefix’. I suggest the latter since it will retain the https: secure.

As for the rest of your points, I have marked this post as a Suggestion for us to take a look at at a later date.

Thanks guys, I’ll try it out.

Yeah, maybe Office spoiled me on this point. Right-click, menu option, CTRL-K, so many ways to create a link, and no quirks, they almost always work. On the other hand, I’m just beginning to explore the power of the Research capabilities. And OneNote internal links (as incredibly monstrous as they are) seem to work just fine if pasted into Scrivener, so I’ll be able to tie my notes and my writing together easily, which will make reference lists much quicker to create.

I think it’s called “Insert.” I kept looking for “Attachment,” and then noticed the paper clip.

I was sure you were wrong about that, but you were right. That paperclip confuses me. It is like the test where you read the names of colors written in different colors, so the word “Blue” is written in Green while “Green” is red and it slows people down and confuses them. Using the attachment icon for Insert makes it hard to identify.

Plus I haven’t figured out how to have my toolbar customizations transfer as we move from one beta to the next, so each month or so, I have to find and add it to the toolbar and have yet to find it quickly.

If you upgrade beta versions via the built-in updater, you keep the toolbar customizations. Okay, but that isn’t the way we are told to do the beta updates. So, what I did is create a screen grab of my toolbars and added it into a special dummy project that I know to open after each beta update. It is pretty simple (with a magnifier - maybe I should make the grab bigger) to return my toolbars back. I still think toolbar customization should be a saveable option with your preferences.