Before when I clicked the Link symbol, I immediately got the popup so I could paste. Job done.
Now I get a dropdown and I have to select Insert/ edit link.
The alternative is to select Unlink.
The old editor was better. I got an instant popup to insert my URL if I clicked the Link symbol after selecting text.
If my selected text was already linked, I got the same popup only it showed the link URL. I could either delete it (Unlink) or edit it.
Basically the software did the work of selecting what I needed based on context. Now I have to select it manually. This is regressive.