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In the past I would regularly click "control > copy note link" on a note that I wanted to link to, then slect a bit of text in another note that I wanted to internally link to that first note. Unfortunately, Evernote now pastes the web link for the note I'm trying to link to rather than the internal link. 

After reading about what seems to be a behavior change in Evernote, I'm not sure what I can do. I know that if I simply paste the note link (instead of attempting to turn a selection of text into a hyperlink), Evernote pastes the name of the note I'm trying to link to as well as an internal link, but nothing I've tried alws me to retain an internal link when converting a text selection into a hyperlink... which is what I'm after.

Does that make sense? Is there a way around?

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I am a windows user, and the method to force the old style link is to hold CTRL when selecting Copy Note link. I think the Mac equivalent, is to hold Option?

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I am a windows user, and the method to force the old style link is to hold CTRL when selecting Copy Note link. I think the Mac equivalent, is to hold Option?

 

Ah, yes, there it is! Sort of an akward and sneaky way to do it, but, by golly, it works! Thanks Scott!

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Ive been having the exact same issue. Ive also been having a lengthy email conversation with evernote support to try and have this fixed. It makes no sense to me why they  have changed the way note linking works but I am overjoyed to see that there is a much quicker work around because the method I was using to get the desired effect was quite lengthy. Cheers

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Ive also been having a lengthy email conversation with evernote support to try and have this fixed.

 

Be sure to post back here if they decide to recant on this. I'm finding this fix to be rather annoying (But yes, so glad that it's at least there).

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Thus:  

Option + contextual menu, toggles the "Copy Note Link" item to "Copy Classic Note Link".

Doesn't work in the menu item Note > Copy Note Link

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Evernote, revert to internal links, please!

As noted here and in many other posts, they are still available.

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On Windows (EN 5.4) none of the methods mentioned so far gives me the internal link :-(

 

 

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When you follow the various methods documented here and in several other threads, do you see the "copy classic note link" text? Does that still only provide the http:// link?

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Ok so this is a Mac thread, you might not have suitable advice here since you are a windows user. For windows, make sure you are following the directions as per the advice from Evernote Staff:

 

 

In the Evernote for Windows client, if you select your note(s) and then hold down Ctrl then go up to the menu bar and select Notes >> Copy Note Links then you will always get old behavior.

The thread can be found here:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/53834-evernote-for-windows-520-rc-a-much-better-sync/?p=262886

 

Other threads for windows users and classic note links:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/54765-copy-note-link-change-in-functionality/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/54638-new-en-520-copy-note-link-behavior-is-unusable/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/55064-copy-note-link-now-linking-to-web-based-version-of-note/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/57002-altered-behaviour-copy-note-link/

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a few questions here, I'm a bit late to this bandwagon and I also submitted a ticket to better understand when this new setting arose.
(sorry if I'm being repetitive)

1) have we ever proposed or heard of this preference being treated on a " default " level? What I mean is allowing the user to select traditional/web links as a default rather than something dependent on a modifier key.

2) what are the pro's and con's of using one or another link option? I don't see any instant benefits of the recent change (maybe opening the links from some other app? if that's the case, that seems a more niche need than the internal links we us)

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1) The idea of allowing a user selectable default has been mentioned here and there in several posts. Personally I think it is a good idea. No word from EN staff, but that's normal. Another one is to include the Classic Note Link in the menu bar so mac users can assign their own hotkey to the task. 

2) The https:// link is nice because it means that a user doesn't have to have the evernote client installed, and allows things like offering a recipient to request access to the note. From the horses mouth:

 

If you select "Copy Note Link" and paste anywhere else (such as into a browser address bar or notepad) you will see an https.... link. This link will behave better "out in the wild" outside of Evernote. Virtually every operating system knows how to deal with an https link (in case you don't have Evernote installed on that particular machine) and there is a way to add that note to your account or even request access to it if you don't have permission to view the note. Under the old system, users would run into various issues when pasting a note link outside of Evernote and we're trying to streamline that process.

 

I think that is the primary benefit of the https:// link. If you happen to have evernote on the machine you use to click the link, it will redirect to the Evernote app itself. So while less elegant than Classic Note Links, it will always work everywhere. So, if you are uncertain, the https:// link is a great way to go. Keep in mind that even new note links paste as evernote:/// when pasted into evernote itself, so if you only ever work in Evernote, you'd notice no difference in the behaviour because they behave the same either way. 

 

If you are pasting into an external application, and you know that you or the recipient will ALWAYS have evernote installed, then the classic link is your friend. 

 

Does that help a bit?

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Ok so this is a Mac thread, you might not have suitable advice here since you are a windows user. For windows, make sure you are following the directions as per the advice from Evernote Staff:

 

 

In the Evernote for Windows client, if you select your note(s) and then hold down Ctrl then go up to the menu bar and select Notes >> Copy Note Links then you will always get old behavior.

The thread can be found here:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/53834-evernote-for-windows-520-rc-a-much-better-sync/?p=262886

 

Other threads for windows users and classic note links:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/54765-copy-note-link-change-in-functionality/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/54638-new-en-520-copy-note-link-behavior-is-unusable/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/55064-copy-note-link-now-linking-to-web-based-version-of-note/

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/57002-altered-behaviour-copy-note-link/

Quote from DLu:

 

In regards to notelinks, the Windows client is using new behavior and I'll clarify a bit more on it.

 

If you select "Copy Note Link" and paste back into Evernote, you should see no change in behavior. You should get the green note links with the note title as the anchor text

 

If you select "Copy Note Link" and paste anywhere else (such as into a browser address bar or notepad) you will see an https.... link. This link will behave better "out in the wild" outside of Evernote. Virtually every operating system knows how to deal with an https link (in case you don't have Evernote installed on that particular machine) and there is a way to add that note to your account or even request access to it if you don't have permission to view the note. Under the old system, users would run into various issues when pasting a note link outside of Evernote and we're trying to streamline that process.

 

In the Evernote for Windows client, if you select your note(s) and then hold down Ctrl then go up to the menu bar and select Notes >> Copy Note Links then you will always get old behavior.

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Does that help a bit?

helps a lot Scott, thanks for your time and attention. I hope we have classic links as a menu option soon, keyboard shortcuts would indeed solve most of the issues and seems to be the easiest, most configurable way to go.

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Here here! I very much want ONLY the Evernote:/// link. I haven't run into a single instance in 6 years and 4000+ notes that an http link is more useful. That would make integration between other apps (like Asana) so Much easier.

It would also be ideal if only the note that is linked to would open in its own window. Yes, there is the option for it to open in its own window, but even when you have that selected, when you click on a note link it opens not only that note, but the Evernote app itself. Just a minor annoyance, but there you go.

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Here here! I very much want ONLY the Evernote:/// link. I haven't run into a single instance in 6 years and 4000+ notes that an http link is more useful. That would make integration between other apps (like Asana) so Much easier.

It would also be ideal if only the note that is linked to would open in its own window. Yes, there is the option for it to open in its own window, but even when you have that selected, when you click on a note link it opens not only that note, but the Evernote app itself. Just a minor annoyance, but there you go.

 

Although holding the option key can perhaps be a bit cumbersome, that's all that is required to ensure you get a link that pastes as evernote:/// no matter what. 

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Thus:  

Option + contextual menu, toggles the "Copy Note Link" item to "Copy Classic Note Link".

Doesn't work in the menu item Note > Copy Note Link

Hi!

 

Thanks for sharing the tip. Is there any other way to obtain the "classic note link". I want to obtain the link using a shortcut... because I want it to be part of a Keyboard Maestro macro...

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I am a windows user, and the method to force the old style link is to hold CTRL when selecting Copy Note link. I think the Mac equivalent, is to hold Option?

Thanks! Great work around for the problem!

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On 4/21/2014 at 1:51 PM, SteveJam said:

Thus:  

Option + contextual menu, toggles the "Copy Note Link" item to "Copy Classic Note Link".

Doesn't work in the menu item Note > Copy Note Link

Unfortunately this doesn't work fully as you get the evernote:// url rather than the title of the note. My workflow relies on the title of the note as I am sure most people's do because usually people don't want to read URL's.

Notes have become unreadable....

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If anyone knows of any workarounds that do not require too many more steps than how it used to be, I would be interested to read about it.

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