How to change Microsoft Edge URL copy paste setting

Last year Microsoft announced it was adding a feature to its Chromium-based Edge browser to make it easier to share links. Starting with Edge version 87 on Windows or version 88 on macOS, the browser began to replace traditional URLs with hypertext text.

In other words, if you wanted to send someone the link to MobileSirop, instead of pasting “”, Edge would paste “MobileSyrup” as a hyperlink.

While this can make it easier to share long, hard-to-parse URLs, it can also be quite annoying if you copy / paste URLs often. And that doesn’t even address the issues of editing or hiding URLs. Google Chrome has been criticized for repeatedly changing the way it displays URLs in the address bar.

Fortunately, restoring the Edge setting is pretty straightforward, so here’s how.

First, open Microsoft Edge. Click on the three-dot menu button in the upper right corner> Click on “Settings”> Click on “Share, copy and paste”.

This opens the menu to change the copy / paste format of the URL. On this screen, you can choose between “Link”, which turns URLs into hypertext text, or “Plain text”, which pastes the URL. Select Plain Text and you’re good to go.

It should be noted that you may need to adjust this setting on multiple devices if you are using Edge on multiple computers.

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