Copy as text


E

Ed Cryer

When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it
into a Notepad.

Ed
 
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James Silverton

When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it
into a Notepad.

Ed
I don't see any difference and I'd be glad of an answer too :)
 
B

Bob I

Answer:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff678296.aspx

"The right-click shortcut menu includes additional options that allow
you to copy the current address to the Clipboard. Click Copy Address to
save the location in a format that is optimized for copying and pasting
folders in Windows Explorer or use Copy Address As Text if you plan to
paste the folder path into a document."
 
K

Ken Blake

When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it
into a Notepad.

What version of IE are you asking about? With IE9 here, I don't see
any of those choices.
 
S

Seth

Ed Cryer said:
When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it into
a Notepad.
When I tried this same experiment I used Word instead of notepad in case
there was maybe some formatting or other properties that notepad would
ignore. There is something as when I choose "copy address" and then go into
Word and paste I get a popup "Word cannot obtain the data for
C:\users\the_rest_of_the_path" (obviously I edited that last part). When I
click OK to clear the message the address is pasted into Word as expected.

So now knowing that there is something different... made a temp folder to
experiment with. Went back to original Windows Explorer window and chose
copy as text. Went to new folder, right clicked and paste was not an
available option. Went back to first window and this time chose copy
address (without the as text). Now when I went into my other folder and
right-clicked paste was an option and when I chose it Windows started to
copy the folder whose address I had copied.
 
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Rob

When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it
into a Notepad.

Ed
Try 1), then right-click>paste inside a new folder. It will copy the
contents of the original address. In other words, 1) is the same as
right-click>copy on a folder.
 
E

Ed Cryer

Seth said:
When I tried this same experiment I used Word instead of notepad in case
there was maybe some formatting or other properties that notepad would
ignore. There is something as when I choose "copy address" and then go
into Word and paste I get a popup "Word cannot obtain the data for
C:\users\the_rest_of_the_path" (obviously I edited that last part). When
I click OK to clear the message the address is pasted into Word as
expected.

So now knowing that there is something different... made a temp folder
to experiment with. Went back to original Windows Explorer window and
chose copy as text. Went to new folder, right clicked and paste was not
an available option. Went back to first window and this time chose copy
address (without the as text). Now when I went into my other folder and
right-clicked paste was an option and when I chose it Windows started to
copy the folder whose address I had copied.
Nice one! I should have thought of that.
So then, the difference is obvious now.

Thank you,
Ed
 
G

Gene Wirchenko

Ken, WINDOWS EXPLORER!
I saw that, too, and here I was, not so long ago, suggesting that
Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer were good names. I still do,
but now I see how people confuse them.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
W

...winston

:)

Thought you might be confused about MSFT's nomenclature ?
Windows vs. Internet Explorer

But after reading the other thread on MSFT's multi-similar-naming
applications it looks more like a tongue-in-cheek reply to add some humor
to this thread.

--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"Ken Blake" wrote in message

When you right click on the top address bar of Windows Explorer you get
four options;
Copy address
Copy address as text
Edit address
Delete history

What's the difference between 1 and 2? If I do either I can paste it
into a Notepad.

What version of IE are you asking about? With IE9 here, I don't see
any of those choices.
 
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K

Ken Blake

:)

Thought you might be confused about MSFT's nomenclature ?
Windows vs. Internet Explorer

But after reading the other thread on MSFT's multi-similar-naming
applications it looks more like a tongue-in-cheek reply to add some humor
to this thread.

I wish I could say it was tongue-in-cheek, but alas, I simply read it
wrong.

It wasn't Microsoft's nomenclature, it was just me making a simple
mistake. Sorry.
 
K

Ken Blake

Try 1), then right-click>paste inside a new folder. It will copy the
contents of the original address. In other words, 1) is the same as
right-click>copy on a folder.

Thanks to you and Seth for unraveling the mystery. But shame on
Microsoft for not having the names of the two choices do a much better
job of explaining what the differences were. As an example of better
choices:

Copy address

Copy contents of folder
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

I wish I could say it was tongue-in-cheek, but alas, I simply read it
wrong.

It wasn't Microsoft's nomenclature, it was just me making a simple
mistake. Sorry.
Yeah, but...

If one was called Browser and the other File Fetcher, would you have
made that error?

Disclaimer: even in that case, I might have made that slip :)
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Thanks to you and Seth for unraveling the mystery. But shame on
Microsoft for not having the names of the two choices do a much better
job of explaining what the differences were. As an example of better
choices:

Copy address

Copy contents of folder
That is *not* the Microsoft way

....apparently.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

That is *not* the Microsoft way

...apparently.
BTW, I never figured out the difference either. This thread is
educational & informative.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Gene E. Bloch said:
:)

Thought you might be confused about MSFT's nomenclature ?
Windows vs. Internet Explorer
[]
I wish I could say it was tongue-in-cheek, but alas, I simply read it
wrong.

It wasn't Microsoft's nomenclature, it was just me making a simple
mistake. Sorry.
Yeah, but...

If one was called Browser and the other File Fetcher, would you have
made that error?
Or even File Manager!
[]
(Just because in the past they had something with such a name is no
reason not to re-use it.)
 
K

Ken Blake

Gene E. Bloch said:
:)

Thought you might be confused about MSFT's nomenclature ?
Windows vs. Internet Explorer []
I wish I could say it was tongue-in-cheek, but alas, I simply read it
wrong.

It wasn't Microsoft's nomenclature, it was just me making a simple
mistake. Sorry.
Yeah, but...

If one was called Browser and the other File Fetcher, would you have
made that error?
Or even File Manager!
[]
(Just because in the past they had something with such a name is no
reason not to re-use it.)

My view is even stronger than that. Just because in the past they had
something with such a name is exactly the reason they *should* re-use
it. Changing names confuses people and should be avoided.
 
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K

Ken Blake

That is *not* the Microsoft way

...apparently.

Right. As I said here a day or two ago, how they name things is among
the things Microsoft is *worst* at.
 

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