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Frustrated.

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

Second, when I display a note on the web, it opens as a copy.

Its all going haywire ...

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What type of link are you using.  The classic/internal link (evernote:///view/115625.....) should open in the Evernote app

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12 minutes ago, markjl said:

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

If you want this, you need to make what Evernote calls "In-App Note Links". This is all a little confusing as these are also -- I think -- referred to as "internal links". In any case, these are the "evernote:///view/..." links. In the Windows client, select the note you want, and press Ctrl+Alt+L to create one of these. You can use these to jump from note to note inside the Evernote Windows application, or open a note in the Evernote Windows application.

Adding to the confusion, if you right-click on a note in the note list, and select the "Copy Internal Link Ctrl+Alt+L", it actually creates a regular note link of the form "https://www.evernote.com/shard/[shardId]/nl/[userId]/[noteGuid]/", which is not the same as what s produced using Ctrl+Alt+L. 

Rainy day reading: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/note_links.php

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1 hour ago, markjl said:

Frustrated.

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

Second, when I display a note on the web, it opens as a copy.

Its all going haywire ...

Here's an old link as to how to reset the selection of Web or Desktop for Chrome.  It is not 100% up to date based upon browser changes and just time passed. 

I used this recently to reset the selection myself..  The post was an aid in that it got me to the neighborhood and then I was able to do some spelunking to get to the right panel.  Didn't take note of the new steps though, sorry.  I think it was under Cookes and Site Data somewhere.   A new EN blog post would be nice.

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I think the path to the cookies is Settings - Advanced - Content Settings - Cookies - See all cookies and site data - evernote.com.  I guess if you don't see the enAppInstalled cookie you can just remove them all and see if it resets.

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Thanks @CalS In the end it was resolved but I'm not really sure how.
I re-copied the note link after deleting all Evernote cookies several times.
I probably restarted the machine as well

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1 hour ago, markjl said:

Thanks @CalS In the end it was resolved but I'm not really sure how.
I re-copied the note link after deleting all Evernote cookies several times.
I probably restarted the machine as well

You are welcome.  Glad it sorted itself, sweet mysteries of life.

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Hey, I just noticed this as an issue yesterday. I just got it working again.

I guess Evernote for web just got a redesign or something (the sidebar is black). I clicked on my name in the top-left corner and there was a button in the menu that says "Switch to older version of Evernote". 

Once I switched back, it started working again.

For anyone coming across this post and wondering what the deal is, there are regular note links (starting with https://www.evernote.com/shard/...) and classic note links (evernote:///view/...). I have a Mac at home and I use the Evernote app. I use Todoist and put note links in Todoist sometimes. I can use the classic note link which will open right to Evernote in the app. However, on my work PC, I'm not permitted to download Evernote, so I prefer to use the http links. On my home machine, the http links opened a browser tab, then immediately opens the note in-app. Something about the redesign changed that.

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On 1/20/2019 at 6:17 PM, Shawn_S said:

Hey, I just noticed this as an issue yesterday. I just got it working again.

I guess Evernote for web just got a redesign or something (the sidebar is black). I clicked on my name in the top-left corner and there was a button in the menu that says "Switch to older version of Evernote". 

Once I switched back, it started working again.

For anyone coming across this post and wondering what the deal is, there are regular note links (starting with https://www.evernote.com/shard/...) and classic note links (evernote:///view/...). I have a Mac at home and I use the Evernote app. I use Todoist and put note links in Todoist sometimes. I can use the classic note link which will open right to Evernote in the app. However, on my work PC, I'm not permitted to download Evernote, so I prefer to use the http links. On my home machine, the http links opened a browser tab, then immediately opens the note in-app. Something about the redesign changed that.

This was great advice. I don't want to use in-app note links, since they will not work on platforms without Evernote Windows (such as my Android app). The classic "Note Links", which also open in the WIndows app when it's installed, are more universal. Since I rarely use Evernote web, and I despise the long load times of the new version, your suggestion for a workaround was wonderful.

Now, I hope Evernote doesn't mess this up by disabling the old version or altering the link behavior somehow. Links really ought to default to the best available option to open the link in, which is fantastic when it recognizes different apps installed on different platforms.

 

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On 1/10/2019 at 11:54 AM, CalS said:

Here's an old link as to how to reset the selection of Web or Desktop for Chrome.  It is not 100% up to date based upon browser changes and just time passed. 

I used this recently to reset the selection myself..  The post was an aid in that it got me to the neighborhood and then I was able to do some spelunking to get to the right panel.  Didn't take note of the new steps though, sorry.  I think it was under Cookes and Site Data somewhere.   A new EN blog post would be nice.

I found that logging out of EN web also reverted to the old link behavior. However, I think it had the side effect of also logging me out of the Web Clipper. Wouldn't deleting the cookie have the same undesirable side effect?

 

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21 hours ago, mz123 said:

I found that logging out of EN web also reverted to the old link behavior. However, I think it had the side effect of also logging me out of the Web Clipper. Wouldn't deleting the cookie have the same undesirable side effect?

Got me.  I used this solution some time back, found it somewhere.  Since then browsers and the link activation methodology may have changed for all I know.  Sorry.  As of now EN links in other apps open in my desktop app.  

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15 hours ago, mz123 said:

I don't want to use in-app note links, since they will not work on platforms without Evernote Windows (such as my Android app). The classic "Note Links", which also open in the Windows app when it's installed, are more universal.

This might be worth double-checking. I created a test note in the Windows program with links to an existing note: one an "Internal link", i.e., right-clicking on the note in the Note List, producing the evernote.com/shard type link; and the other using Ctrl+Alt+L on the selected note in the Note List, producing the evernote:///view type link. I synced, and then opened the test note on my Android phone and copied the whole thing into a test calendar app event. Tapping on either link took me straight to the Evernote app. I do find that sometimes tapping a link on my phone will go briefly to the Evernote login page in my browser, but that is always immediately redirected to the app. So the system seems to work pretty smoothly on Android at the moment.
 

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25 minutes ago, Dave-in-Decatur said:

This might be worth double-checking. I created a test note in the Windows program with links to an existing note: one an "Internal link", i.e., right-clicking on the note in the Note List, producing the evernote.com/shard type link; and the other using Ctrl+Alt+L on the selected note in the Note List, producing the evernote:///view type link. I synced, and then opened the test note on my Android phone and copied the whole thing into a test calendar app event. Tapping on either link took me straight to the Evernote app. I do find that sometimes tapping a link on my phone will go briefly to the Evernote login page in my browser, but that is always immediately redirected to the app. So the system seems to work pretty smoothly on Android at the moment.
 

Thanks for the tip. While it may work in some apps, an evernote:/// link is an unusual beast and may not work elsewhere. For example, I use Remember the Milk with Evernote the most, and RTM doesn't even interpret evernote:/// as a valid link.

There's another problem: I can't create evernote:/// style links from the Evernote app on Android. As a result, I can't do the process you describe in reverse.

Using regular evernote.com/shard type links works well everywhere, from any app, created on any platform, and shared with any other app.... provided Evernote continues to support  its own Windows app properly and opening Evernote links there! The fact that the new version of the web app breaks this functionality is unfortunate. I guess it's up to us power users, who really use the product, to point out when things like this get broken.

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