How to disable Edge’s new URL copy and paste feature

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If you’re using a recent version of Microsoft’s Edge browser, you might have noticed that the way URLs copy and paste has changed. As of Edge version 87 for Windows or 88 for macOS, you’ll find that by default trying to copy and paste a URL from an address bar will paste the title of a webpage as a hyperlink rather than its URL directly.

So instead of seeing: you’d expect to, you’ll instead paste:

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Depending on what you’re doing, this might be helpful. If you’re sending an email that you want to be nicely formatted with a hyperlink, then this might save you some time, for example. It’s also possible to still paste a plain URL if you use the Ctrl + Shift + V command to paste the plain URL without...

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