Windows 10’s flagship web browser Microsoft Edge is going to
change the way you copy links and paste it in emails, apps or
webpages. The feature is officially called “Friendly URLs” and
it is being introduced in a new Microsoft Edge update later
Microsoft says the feature will allow you to copy URLs from the
address bar and paste it as a plain text. For example, if you
copy the URL of Outlook web, you’ll be able to paste the URL as
a naked URL (which includes the HTTP and .com) or in plain-text
Plain text is a new option that will automatically convert URLs
in a readable format. You’ll be able to use the new feature
with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+V or you can also right-click
anywhere in the textbox to access the new paste options, as
shown in the screenshot below.
The default selection mode for Microsoft Edge URLs can be
configured and changed via the browser’s settings panel.
With this new feature, Microsoft Edge aims to kill those long
and ugly URL that you want to email it to your colleague or
friends. The friendly URLs feature is especially useful for
shopping sites which have super long URLs with a ton of
letters, tracking code and numerical.
As we mentioned above, Microsoft is planning to release this
feature later this month and Microsoft believes that the new
copy and paste experience could make a huge difference during
the shopping season.
In addition, Microsoft has finally started rolling out the new
‘Web Capture’ or full-page screen tool to everyone. This
will allow you to take screenshots of web pages and annotate
directly onto screenshots within the browser.
Later this week, you’ll be able to access the Web capture from
the “…” menu or keyboard shortcut CTRL + Shift + S.