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Automatic shortening of links

Last updated on 8 months ago
deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 8 months ago

Is it possible to disable the automatic shorting of display text for links?

Example of automatic shortened link:


And I would just like to see:


That obscuring of link address makes no sense to me. You gain "some space" but you loose display of what you are clicking on. If it is not possible to disable this, is it possible to set the threshold of when to shorten to some large number, like 100 characters?
Edited by amigamia on 30-10-2023 20:06, 8 months ago
Posted 8 months ago
I found the trimming function and I extended it from 40 characters to 255. While I agree with you 100% that it is annoying but if you look at it from a different point of view, it is an important function. Imagine if the link is 500 characters long (such as some Sharepoint links are) and there is no trimming. It could really mess things up displaying them in a forum post.

However, I do agree on this one. 40 characters is too short.

Alternatively, you also use the clickable text with a link assigned to it. See here for an example: Creating links with BBCode
Edited by amigamia on 30-10-2023 20:17, 8 months ago
deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 8 months ago
Thanks for changing the settings. I agree with you - there are cases where this shortening makes total sense, it's just that 40 limit was way too short.
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