Zim

Disable automatic links / link creation

Asked by Ototk Otedg on 2016-07-02

Feature request: - option to disable automatic link creation.

I never click any blue links (that are created automatically for emails,addresses etc) but I do copy/paste a lot. Having links makes it hard to select text to copy paste without accidentally clicking link.

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2017-06-28
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2016-07-06
Ototk Otedg (ototkotedg) said : #1

bump

Sorry, this section is for FAQ, not feature requests, please add them in the bug tracker.

I think linking things that are external resources makes sense, so will not remove that feature. But maybe something can be done to improve the user interface to avoid unintended clicking?

Ototk Otedg (ototkotedg) said : #3

Thank you Jaap!
Made feature request in bug report !

There isnt's really a way to avoid accidental clicking.
I'm using ZIm to replace notepad++/notepad and while Zim is a wiki type notebook, it would be nice if it could be configured to resample plain notepad upon demadt.

Link problems:
If make a copy paste from terminal to Zim, any zim note name in my notebook that foloowed by ":" will become a link. So if I keeping a technical notebook and got name note names like "Data", "Admin", anytihng pasted in anywhere in Zim ":Data, :admin" will make automatic link which really has nothing to do with that specific note, except accidently matching some names.

Ototk Otedg (ototkotedg) said : #4

ok, so I sorta fixed this by editing parsing.py:

_classes = {'c': r'[^\s"<>\']'} # limit the character class a bit
#url_re = re.compile('{}')
url_re = Re(r'{}')

I hope this doesn't break much, so far so good.