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Possible to disable creation of auto-hyperlinks?

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Is there a configuration option that I'm missing (either via the user interface or via a Terminal level setting) that would allow me to disable the Evernote editor's desire to format all my website addresses and email addresses as hyperlinks? I understand that this is a common behavior in other applications - but in other applications one can disable this behavior.

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On 12/15/2015 at 5:21 PM, MalcolmG said:

Is there a configuration option that I'm missing (either via the user interface or via a Terminal level setting) that would allow me to disable the Evernote editor's desire to format all my website addresses and email addresses as hyperlinks?

Nope.  Most people seem to like/want auto-linking.  I'm sure you have your reasons, but I don't know why this would be an issue.  IMO, this is not likely to change.  Evernote is not big on Options/Preferences.

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I understand why auto links are useful for website addresses, but for emails, they are distracting as even when you want to copy an email address the link is clicked invariably, and the default mail client of Apple (the sleeping giant) is triggered which I have to force quit every time. Unless you have mail of Apple, open all the time. I use browser based email, and I suspect lots of people do. So it makes no sense to have email links for us.

More horrible is the links on numbers like bank accounts. I don't understand why numbers are hyperlinked.

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Hi.  I think the number highlights are to do with auto dialling phone numbers.  I have seen a suggestion somewhere for how to disable this,  but I can't find it at present...

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To my utter disgust, I see all my dates, numbers, etc., all turned back into horrible hyperlinks, after spending hours unlinking them.

So I spend a few more hours unlinking them again, telling myself I must not use Evernote on my iPhone, ever. 

Then, a few days later, I forget _not_ to ever open Evernote on the iPhone, and I find my numbers, dates, hyperlinked to nowhere again.

I go through the Groundhog Day process, hating the myth that Evernote cannot/wouldn't fix this PiA PoS.. 

I can even live with the inconsistent GUI interfaces, but this automatic hyperlink is driving me nuts. 

HELP!

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On 12/17/2015 at 4:27 AM, JMichaelTX said:

Nope.  Most people seem to like/want auto-linking.  I'm sure you have your reasons, but I don't know why this would be an issue.  IMO, this is not likely to change.  Evernote is not big on Options/Preferences.

You can say that again "Evernote is not big on Options/Preferences."  Not big on letting users determine their own most effective workflows.  Same deal with auto correct, would love to disable it for just evernote, ALL notes at once.

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On 2/17/2017 at 12:03 AM, albiewong said:

To my utter disgust, I see all my dates, numbers, etc., all turned back into horrible hyperlinks, after spending hours unlinking them.

So I spend a few more hours unlinking them again, telling myself I must not use Evernote on my iPhone, ever. 

Then, a few days later, I forget _not_ to ever open Evernote on the iPhone, and I find my numbers, dates, hyperlinked to nowhere again.

I go through the Groundhog Day process, hating the myth that Evernote cannot/wouldn't fix this PiA PoS.. 

I can even live with the inconsistent GUI interfaces, but this automatic hyperlink is driving me nuts. 

HELP!

No help is coming for this. The solution, as you mentioned is not to ever open any note that includes numbers on your phone, making Evernote something less than useful. You used to be able to view notes in presentation mode that would usually remove links but they took that feature out a year or so back. 

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1 hour ago, terryjbenzie said:

not to ever open any note that includes numbers on your phone

Folks here are talking about 'links' and mentioning numbers,  dates and URLs - and this started out as a Mac thread,  not iOS...

If you're concerned about URLs (or emails) showing up as active links,  then I don't think there's an option to prevent them doing so without resorting to typing (dot) (at) in (some) appropriate places.  If numbers or dates come up as links,  that's more to do with your device's OS detecting what it thinks are phone numbers or diary dates and 'helping' you avoid retyping them.  If the user guide doesn't say how to avoid that,  you're better off talking to the OS provider because presumably that's hard-coded into the system and Evernote have no control over how those characters are presented.

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23 minutes ago, gazumped said:

Folks here are talking about 'links' and mentioning numbers,  dates and URLs - and this started out as a Mac thread,  not iOS...

If you're concerned about URLs (or emails) showing up as active links,  then I don't think there's an option to prevent them doing so without resorting to typing (dot) (at) in (some) appropriate places.  If numbers or dates come up as links,  that's more to do with your device's OS detecting what it thinks are phone numbers or diary dates and 'helping' you avoid retyping them.  If the user guide doesn't say how to avoid that,  you're better off talking to the OS provider because presumably that's hard-coded into the system and Evernote have no control over how those characters are presented.

 

I surfed in from trying to search for a solution to the problem on my iPhone but have never encountered the problem on either my PC or my Mac. It certainly would appear to be an auto-detect from Apple though I've never had this happen on another other similar app. 

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I would love it if we could disable this "feature".  I tried some other note taking software and they all do it...someone earlier posted cases where the URL in the text isn't a real URL.  I'm an engineer too and taking notes for REST API calls - all these go to localhost, eg I paste in examples of a curl command to run a REST API call and evernote picks them up as clickable links and it DRIVES ME ABSOLUTELY NUTS :) - I have to go through each one and right click - remove hyperlink, or I keep clicking on them by accident opening a browser.    It does the same thing with email addresses making them into mailto: links.  For example, I'm pasting in notes like:

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="405t3qij045UU3Ylq575Ug2950rqM4ek941YfabM18b520Yra"' -H 'X-Contribution-ID: JVdcblOhMT3ysFAz' --data-binary @/root/software/testScripts/samples/1to1smode/eicar2.body http://localhost:9000/request/v1/rcs/mo/send

Even the compose window in this site is doing it....

It might seem like the solution here is to make a note into plain text, but that isn't the solution either - I want to be able to color code stuff etc.  While I'm on about it, having an option to paste as plain text would be useful. How many of us are using notepad or TextEdit to paste our text into, then copying that back to paste into some other application just so all the formatting isn't changed along with the source.

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If anyone feels that optionally disabling the auto-recognition of clickable links is a worthwhile feature,  please click the up arrow at the very top left of this page.  So far we have 3 votes in favour,  which is not impressive.  Meantime the only viable work-around seems to be to use a word processing / coding app with the correct behaviour,  and to save the output file from that action as a note attachment.  It's then editable from any device with the necessary software installed.

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1 hour ago, gazumped said:

If anyone feels that optionally disabling the auto-recognition of clickable links is a worthwhile feature,  please click the up arrow at the very top left of this page.  So far we have 3 votes in favour,  which is not impressive.  Meantime the only viable work-around seems to be to use a word processing / coding app with the correct behaviour,  and to save the output file from that action as a note attachment.  It's then editable from any device with the necessary software installed.

No kidding...that isn't a lot of votes.  Maybe there is another note taking software that engineers are using for things that look like URLs.

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I'm the original poster. The forum won't let me click the up-arrow on my post.

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5 hours ago, MalcolmG said:

I'm the original poster. The forum won't let me click the up-arrow on my post.

I guess they figure you already want it...

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I'm looking for another note categorization solution because of this exact reason.

Beyond infuriating.

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20 hours ago, Theon said:

I'm looking for another note categorization solution because of this exact reason.

Beyond infuriating.

Please post up if you find one.

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