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Drag and drop link idiosyncrasies with web browsers
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 10, '05 02:55:23PM

Hmm, not happening for me -- perhaps there's more to this than we've discovered yet.

My TextEdit prefs are set to make plain text files, by default, so I had to change a new, blank document to a Rich Text file to try it both ways.

When I drag a link into a plain text document, I get the URL [no <a href> tags]. When I drag a link with some surrounding text, I get only text.

If the document is RTF: dragging a link gives me the URL. Dragging a selection of the link, with some text surrounding it, reproduces the link in my RTF document as it appears on a web page [i.e., it appears as clickable, blue text].

I also tried changing my preferences in TextEdit, so that it defaults to creating RTF files, then restarting TextEdit. No difference.

It'd be great to get the tags -- that could save me some typing in my work.


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Drag and drop link idiosyncrasies with web browsers
Authored by: imagine on Mar 10, '05 03:17:52PM

Overriding what gets dropped when doing a drag 'n drop can be done with an APE module. I've added it to my development ideas list (not that I'll necessarily get around to it any time soon).

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