Stop Microsoft Edge from Pasting Page Titles

Stop Microsoft Edge from Pasting Page Titles

The renaming of links copied in Microsoft Edge can be disabled or overridden. By default, Microsoft Edge will rename pasted links to the web page title. In most cases, this will save you some typing but it is nice to have the option to paste the original link. 

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How to disable Microsoft Edge’s friendly link copy and paste

  1. Click the ellipsis (…) in the upper right-hand corner and select Settings
Microsoft Edge Settings
  1. Select Share, copy and paste
Microsoft Edge Share Settings - Share, copy and paste
  1. Select Plain text
Microsoft Edge Share Settings - Plain text
That’s it! Now when you copy links from Microsoft Edge they will not be renamed when you paste them.

How to copy and paste the original link from Microsoft Edge

If you find friendly links useful, you can override the default paste option. You can copy the original links without them being rewritten by pasting them as unformatted text.

Copy the original link to Microsoft Outlook, Word, or OneNote

  1. Copy the link in Microsoft Edge
  2. Right-click where you want to paste the link in Microsoft Word, Outlook, or OneNote and select Keep Text Only
Microsoft 365 Apps - Paste Options

Copy the original link to Microsoft Edge or Chrome

  1. Copy the link in Microsoft Edge
  2. Right-click where you want to paste the link in Microsoft Edge or Chrome
  3. Select Paste as then choose Plain text
Microsoft Edge - Paste as Plain text

Copy the original link to Firefox

  1. Copy the link in Microsoft Edge
  2. Right-click where you want to paste the link in Firefox
  3. Select Paste Without Formatting
Past Without Formatting - Firefox

Copy the original link to Brave

  1. Copy the link in Microsoft Edge
  2. 2. Right-click where you want to paste the link in Brave
  3. Select Paste as plain text
Past Without Formatting - Brave

Every application that will paste a link as the page title has the option has additional paste options. Applications that do not support HTML such as Notepad will always paste the link in their original form.

Conclusion

When links are copied in Microsoft Edge the rewriting of the link to display the page title can be disabled or overridden in other applications. The rewriting of links to display the page title is a useful feature to reduce the size of pasted links. It also provides a good starting point to rewrite the link display name to something more meaningful when taken into context with your document.

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