How to cancel the automatic hyperlink of a URL

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    Deb

    Yes! I've also seen weird stuff when copying/pasting into a note to be considered a hyperlink and I can't seem to remove it by any simple means.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folks!

    You can cut the text with an embedded hyperlink and paste using Ctrl+Shift+V to paste without formatting...

     

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    BIAN

    @Frank

    For content that only contains URLs, I have tried plain pasting on both macOS and Windows, but the hyperlink is still automatically generated. 

    Even for those manually entered URLs, a simple space will generate a hyperlink.

    Eg: "www.test.com (a space here) blablabla... other content (another space here)", Both of these spaces will cause the URL to automatically form a hyperlink.

    Considering that this is not a serious problem, I just want to confirm whether there are settings that I don't know about.

    So be it. ;-)

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Bian,

    There is no way currently to not render a link as a clickable link in WorkFlowy.

     

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    Elliott Edwards

    Thanks for pointing out the ctrl+shift+v

     

    I also needed to clear a link. In my case i had a bullet that was a mix of pasted components to a command line parameter involving URLs. By pasting bits of URL to compose the result, I ended up with https://A/mix/of/links. As suggested, i cut the mix and then ctrl+shift+v (unformatted paste) to get a single hyperlink.

    So i am good, but this is indeed a case where I didn't actually want/need a hyperlink, and the automatic detection (when not something i can disable case by case) just made it harder to edit the command.

    Of course there are other tools/editors for this sort of thing, and it is easy to workaround, but please consider this to be another reference point of anecdotal usage. I kinda expected it to work somewhat like MS word et. al where i can right click on an automatically formatted hyperlink and "remove link" to turn it back to plain text.

    Thanks for your consideration!

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    Deb

    Yes this! "where i can right click on an automatically formatted hyperlink and "remove link" to turn it back to plain text." Well said, Elliott. Thanks.

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