Fixed Links appear immediately after a pasting

Gator

Well-known member
When I paste a link in a thread, it automatically generates a link (before saving). I must have inadvertently turned something on, but I can't find out where and it is driving me crazy. Does anybody know what is controlling this behavior?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
There were changes in recent versions of Chrome which introduced this behaviour, and there was something similar happening with iOS at one point.

We added some changes in XF 2.1.1 to attempt to workaround this though, and for me they are generally working.

You seem to be running XF 2.1.1 right now. Is this still happening?

If so, can you let us know which browser/OS/versions you are using?
 

Gator

Well-known member
Yes, and the only way to avoid this pitfall is to right-click and select "paste as plain text" This seems to work, and it also allows the unFURL to work properly. If not, it will place the URL tags in for you.
 

Gator

Well-known member
Latest version of Chrome 64bit on Window 10 Pro

Version 73.0.3683.86 (Official Build) (64-bit)
 

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue. It has now been resolved and we are aiming to include it in a future XF release (2.1.2).

Change log:
Handle more cases where pasted URLs are undesirably auto-linked.
Any changes made as a result of this issue being resolved may not be rolled out here until later.
 
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