Question from Dale: I’ve noticed that when I copy a URL from Edge’s address bar and then paste it into a document, it actually pastes the title of the page into the document and then links the title to the URL.
There are times when this is fine, but there are also times when I want to paste just the bare URL without the title.
How can I make Edge copy just the URL from the address bar without copying the title too?
Rick’s answer: That’s a great question Dale, and I’m sure there are plenty of other folks wondering the same thing.
As you have discovered, when you copy a URL from Edge’s address bar it copies both the title of the page and the URL, by default.
When you then go to paste that URL into an email, a blog post or some other type of document it ends up pasting the linked title instead of just the bare URL.
Luckily, there are a couple of ways to paste just the bare URL you copied instead of the linked title…
First, if you like being able to paste the linked title in some situations but not others, you can easily use a keyboard shortcut to paste just the bare link when you need to.
All you have to do is copy the URL from Edge’s address bar as usual and then paste it into your document by pressing the Ctrl+Shift+V key combination.
Using that key combination will allow you to paste just the URL when that’s all you want to paste, but you’ll still be able to paste a linked title any time by either clicking Edit>Paste or pressing Ctrl+V.
If you want Edge to ALWAYS copy just the bare URL from the address bar a simple settings change will make that happen. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Open your Edge browser and click the Settings and more icon in the upper right-hand corner of the window (it likes like three horizontal dots).
2 – Click Settings.
3 – In the left-hand pane, click Share, copy and paste.
4 – In the right-hand pane, click on the box labeled Plain text.
That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to paste just the URL when that’s what you need, and you also know how to prevent Edge from copying the page title along with the URL in all cases.
I hope this helps, Dale. Good luck.
Update from Dale: Ctrl+Shift+V is just what I was looking for, Rick. Thanks!