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Roy Douglas

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  1. So I just played around a little and found a workaround, albeit we shouldn't have to do this. When I first insert a link (to a Google drive doc) in Evernote on Android, Evernote auto-converts the link text to be the Google Drive document name and puts the Google drive icon in front of that text. If I then immediately touch the undo arrow it remains a link (thank goodness) but removes the Google Drive icon and reverts back to the URL text that I had pasted. I can then place my cursor inside the URL text and change the text to be whatever I want it to be. I tested leaving the note and coming back in and it looks like Evernote preserves my link text. So crisis averted. But I don't think Evernote should try to auto-replace the link text like this.
  2. This appears to be new behavior on Android. I agree it is very annoying. I routinely insert a Google Drive link into an Evernote note, then subsequent change the link text to be something specific for my document. However, after exiting the note and then opening it up again I find that Evernote has *automatically* changed that link text back to the name of the Google Drive document and also inserts the little Google Drive icon before it. This really makes a note look messy when I have lots of links interspersed in the note that are linking to Google drive documents. I just want the original link text to remain as I entered it and not have Evernote try to out-think me.
  3. @John Metz's solution works wonderfully on the Android app as long as you paste the text *within* the URL vs *before* (step 5).
  4. As for moving the cursor around in Android, I use the Gboard keyboard and I use the gesture of sliding my thumb left-to-right or right-to-left along the spacebar to move the cursor. So I'll just click (touch) to place the cursor right before the beginning of the URL, then I'll glide to the right along the spacebar to move the cursor to be within the URL
  5. John, I'm going to slightly adjust your instructions - this works for me on the Android app: 1. Copy/Paste your destination URL in Evernote (e.g. https://evernote.com/blog/) 2. Press enter, if needed, to turn the text that you entered into an actual link 3. Touch on some text somewhere outside of the link that you just created such that you get a cursor 4. Then touch and hold on that cursor and move it to where it is now inside the link somewhere 5. Type your link text description (e.g. Evernote Blog) 6. Finally, delete the characters from the original URL text in front of and following your descriptive text until only your descriptive text remains 7. Done your descriptive text should appear as a link
  6. Additional clarity on the "sluggishness" issue I reported earlier - it's ONLY when I hold down the backspace key or the delete key. All other cursor movement is fine. But if I hold down the delete key or the backspace key (both of which obviously have the effect of deleting characters) nothing happens for a couple of seconds and then suddenly several character disappear. Happens with absolute consistency for me - very easy to replicate.
  7. Evernote Windows Really sluggish since downloading latest build 5.8.15 I'm just doing basic actions - entering text, cursoring left or right, deleting characters. The app is really really sluggish. No other issues on my machine - no other slow processes. I even re-booted my machine to be sure
  8. spg SCOTT, that seems to work! Thanks. That will be very helpful. The only problem I forsee now is that it seems that every time there is a new version of Evernote and I'm prompted to download and install it, my pinned Evernote icon in my taskbar goes away and I have to re-pin. I wonder if I'll have to add this parameter every time I install a new version of Evernote. We'll see! Thanks again.
  9. C6REW, I agree that syncing every time when leaving one device is good workflow practice. However, it does not address the issue that when I pull that note up on another device, I'm looking at an old version of the note until I do a manual sync.
  10. I have the same challenge - and worse. I use EN from several different devices. If I update a note from my iPod Touch, for example, then open that same note the next day from my workstation, it doesn't have the most recent version of the note - it has the most recent version accessed by the device. If I start making changes to the note, then sync it manually (or automatically), I lose all of the changes that I just made. I wish EN worked like Dropbox - automatically sync everywhere BEFORE you access the document. This is one of the biggest negatives I have about EN.
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