I'm copying a link from Safari, via "Copy Image Link". When I'm pasting it to some places, like Messages.app, or some input fields on the Web (not every one, but many of them), I just get a file-name:

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(The latter sends a clickable filename on Computers, however it's just plain filename, not clickable, on iPhones :-( )

Can I just disable this nurturing behaviour and get raw, plain links? They are fine for me.

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From the screenshot, I noticed that you are pasting it into Messages.app. What I'll usually do to work around this annoyance is to paste using Option+Shift+Command+V. This works for most apps that takes more than just plain text input.

  • oh, that works! maybe I should swap these shortcuts around
    – valya
    Jan 7, 2013 at 20:08

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