remove hyperlink



  • @cisco779k said in remove hyperlink:

    it is a text file copied from an html page

    Sorry, I didn’t see that line when I replied the first time, hence the deleted post.

    First, I’ll say that you’re contradicting yourself. Marked-up HTML code is not generally called “a text file”.

    Second, the easiest way to get the rendered content of HTML into text form is to load the HTML with a browser, then copy-paste from the rendered browser window into your Notepad++ – that way, all links and formatting and the like are removed, and you’re left with just the content. The next easiest is to use a tool that parses HTML, and knows the difference between the tags and the contents, and knows how to do that (there are some XML and HTML-aware plugins in Notepad++ that might be of help)

    Third, if you have HTML source code, and you want most of it to remain, but just want to convert <a href=...>xyz</a> to xyz:

    • FIND = (?s)<a .*?>(.*?)</a>
    • REPLACE = $1
    • mode = regular exprsesion
    <span>blah <a href=...>xy 
    z</a> blah</span>
    

    becomes

    <span>blah xy 
    z blah</span>
    

    This is a simplistic answer, with many hidden assumptions about the data (it assumes no nesting, no > characters inside the <a ...> tag (like in one of the attributes), and others that I might not even have articulated).

    Also, this is just guessing as to how you want to transform the data. You seem reluctant to show us examples of the text before and after the operation. This is not conducive to getting good help. If you want help in this or any forum, you have to help us help you by providing example data, and showing how you’d like it to change.

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    Please note that for all regex and related queries, it is best if you are explicit about what needs to match, and what shouldn’t match, and have multiple examples of both in your example dataset. Often, what shouldn’t match helps define the regular expression as much or more than what should match.

    Here is the way I usually break down trying to figure out a regex (whether it’s for myself or for helping someone in the forum):

    1. Compare what portions of each line I want to match is identical to every other one (“constants”), and what parts do I want to allow to be different in each line (“variables”) but still be part of the match.
    1. Look at both the variables and constants, and see what portions of each I’ll want to keep or move around, vs which parts get thrown away completely. Each sub-component that I want to keep will be put in a regex group. Anything that gets completely thrown away doesn’t need to be in a group, though sometimes I put it in a numbered (___) or unnumbered (?:___) group anyway, if I have a good reason for it. Anything that needs to be split apart, I break into multiple groups, instead of having it as one group.
    1. For each group, I do a mental “how would I describe to my son how to correctly match these characters?” – which should hopefully give me a simple, foolproof algorithm of characters that must match or must not match; then I ask, “how would I translate those instructions into regex sequences?” If I don’t know the answer to the second, I read documentation, or ask a specific question.
    1. try it, debug, iterate.


  • oh my god, how many words…!
    I didn’t think it was that difficult…
    summarize: i have, from html page, selected all content, then copied into txt file (new-txt file). then i have open this file with notepad++
    my txt file is very simple, i don’t have any html code… i have list like this:

    0012_jkhdfkjerfkherf – 8.51 MB
    https://efelkflkeflekfjler.kgf

    0016_eorueioueiti – 19.72 MB
    https://irueoruoetoret.sjr

    0027_eorueioueiti – 29.62 MB
    https://irueyrryrtytry.haj

    while on win notepad i see plain text, on np++ i see all line with link as hyperlink.
    i don’t want this, i want see all my text on plain text, as in win notepad



  • @cisco779k

    You said:

    oh my god, how many words

    Yep, I know. :-)

    uncheck No underlines then reboot notepad. this work

    So now links are not underlined…seems good…

    while on win notepad i see plain text
    on np++ i see all line with link as hyperlink. i don’t want this

    So if links aren’t underlined (already established), exactly how do you see them as hyperlink?

    It is probably (past) time to post some screenshots!:
    “good” behavior from win notepad
    “bad” behavior from Notepad++



  • yes underlined solve!
    but screenshot it is not necessary: simply copy one link (ex https://irueyrryrtytry.haj/) then open in notepad and open on np++ and you see the difference!
    on notepad are simply plain text, on np++ is hyperlink! this option it is possible disable from preference - MISC - enable or not link clickable, but i would like to know if there is a way to convert my txt on plain text…



  • Ugh. You ask people for stuff that would help in helping THEM, and they just can’t seem to provide it. Double ugh.

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  • @cisco779k ,

    how many words…! I didn’t think it was that difficult…In my

    How could we know? You never showed us what your problem was, and your description of your problem was sketchy at best, and you wouldn’t respond to requests for more information. I had to make a guess as to what your problem was – and since toggling the option didn’t seem to be enough for you, and you said “text copied from an html page”, I guessed that you meant you had text like <a href="https://irueyrryrtytry.haj/">blah</a>; I now appear to have guessed wrong. But since you still haven’t actually showed us the problem you are having, I am still guessing.

    @Alan-Kilborn said in remove hyperlink:

    Double ugh.

    Indeed.

    I think the OP’s problem actually boiled down to “When I toggle that option, the underlining doesn’t appear to immediately change.”

    A quick experiment in my 7.8.2-64b, and I see that if I toggle that setting and hit Close button, it doesn’t immediately change. If I switch to a different tab in Notepad++ and go back, the underline goes away or comes back (whichever direction the setting was); in fact, if I page down and page back up, the underlining refreshes. Basically, a window-refresh needs to be initiated in order for that option to take effect.



  • @PeterJones said in remove hyperlink:

    in my 7.8.2-64b

    I just checked. The same was true in 7.7-64b or 7.5.9-64b, so this requires-refresh has been around for a while (maybe even always).



  • @PeterJones said:

    I think the OP’s problem actually boiled down to “When I toggle that option, the underlining doesn’t appear to immediately change.”

    But the OP said:

    uncheck No underlines then reboot notepad.

    Which leads me to believe the OP wasn’t bothered by a restart being needed, and something else was going on.

    But it is time to stop guessing and let this go…I’m out. :-)



  • dear PeterJones you guessed!
    I saved an html page on my pc, then i have clean all html code.
    before i had everything like <a href=“https://irueyrryrtytry.haj/”>blah</a>
    now i have delete all html code.
    my problem it is not underlining (which requires a restart np++ or refresh page)… this works! problem is persistence of the active link, on np++ while in simple notepad i don’t see…
    I didn’t want to post my screenshot because they are private data (those of the txt) but since my problem is perhaps not clear, i modified them and here i attach a screen: https://postimg.cc/0rHdTzH7



  • [sorry but I can’t insert a direct image here: when I click on insert image it comes ![alt text](image url) but insert url i don’t see on preview my image… then i have post url of my image]



  • and this also happens in a new document: perhaps it is the prerogative of np ++ to always show clickable links and perhaps this is possible only by disabling preferences.



  • all text, preceded by https:// or http://, is seen by np++ such as linkable.
    only way is disable from preference - MISC or delete https:// or http://



  • @cisco779k said in remove hyperlink:

    only way is disable from preference - MISC or delete https:// or http://

    Yes, that is the expected behavior. You either have to configure notepad++ to not underline links, or you have to make sure there are no links in the text; either one will stop notepad++ from underlining your text as a link.

    forum aside

    To help you with your difficulties in the forum:

    https://postimg.cc/0rHdTzH7
    [sorry but I can’t insert a direct image here: when I click on insert image it comes ![alt text](image url) but insert url i don’t see on preview my image… then i have post url of my image]

    That’s because the url https://postimg.cc/0rHdTzH7 doesn’t point to an image but to HTML, so ![](https://postimg.cc/0rHdTzH7) is trying to load an HTML page as an image, which doesn’t work. The actual image is at https://i.postimg.cc/Ghb7sYFg/345345345.jpg, so ![](https://i.postimg.cc/Ghb7sYFg/345345345.jpg) will display:



  • tanxs Peter, i understood my mistake in inserting an image.
    it will be very useful for the next posts!

    well, understood this little drawback, i hope that an option in np ++ is added which you deactivate text as a link for every single file, not just from preferences as a general rule…
    because maybe, in some cases, it may be useful to have a text as a link. if you disable it from preferences, it will never occur again!
    it would be convenient to be able to select link and with the right button to have an item such as “view link as plain text” in the menu in order to have a choice of each link …
    this is what i would like in a nest future version of np++



  • I said “I’m out” but I had to come back for one more comment: This whole thread is ridiculous.

    It’s just text. If you leave the underlines on, just ignore them. If you don’t want to follow the links, don’t double click them. It’s THAT simple.

    well, understood this little drawback, i hope that an option in np ++ is added which you deactivate text as a link for every single file, not just from preferences as a general rule…because maybe, in some cases, it may be useful to have a text as a link. if you disable it from preferences, it will never occur again! it would be convenient to be able to select link and with the right button to have an item such as “view link as plain text” in the menu in order to have a choice of each link …this is what i would like in a nest future version of np++

    None of that stuff is ever going to happen.



  • Hello, @cisco779k

    Please follow these steps to remove hyperlink.

    Step 1:- Open Notepad++ and go to Settings.
    Step 2:- Select Preferences.
    Step 3:- After opening preferences window, Click on MISC tab.
    Step 4:- Click under the ‘Clickable Link Settings’ section in uncheck the ‘Enable’ checkbox.

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    I hope above information will be useful for you.
    Thank you.



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    Step 1: - Open Notepad++ and go to Settings.
    Step 2: - Select Preferences.
    Step 3: - After opening preferences window, Click on ‘Cloud & Link’ tab.
    Step 4: - Click under the ‘Clickable Link Settings’ section in uncheck the ‘Enable’ checkbox.



  • @Lê-Thanh-Bảo said in remove hyperlink:

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    Step 1: - Open Notepad++ and go to Settings.
    Step 2: - Select Preferences.
    Step 3: - After opening preferences window, Click on ‘Cloud & Link’ tab.
    Step 4: - Click under the ‘Clickable Link Settings’ section in uncheck the ‘Enable’ checkbox.

    YES! This saved my butt. How would they even consider moving this setting to such a strange and unlogical place?
    Thanks for the tip!



  • @Vincent-Koevoets said in remove hyperlink:

    How would they even consider moving this setting to such a strange and unlogical place?

    Hmmm, “strange and illogical”, hmm.
    I think you must be trolling because this is a very oddball statement.
    The Preferences category name is Cloud & Link.
    Not sure where else one would look for “link” settings.
    I mean, it used to be under MISC. and that is less specific.



  • I came across these post looking for the same solution as the OP. However, it became clear that everyone was trying to talk over each others’ heads and not addressing the issue. Therefore, I will do my best to explain what is happening and what would be the ideal results.

    First, let’s all agree that what is displayed in Notepad++ is NOT “plain” text. If it was simply “plain” text, any text that follows the format of a URL would not appear to a hyperlink.

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    Yes, we could argue that it is really “plain” text and it only appears to not be “plain” text because Notepad++ draws the underline and changes the mouse cursor to look like a clickable hyperlink when you hover the mouse over it. The point is that it appears to be a clickable link and that is not what is expected from a “plain” text editor. Plus it can distract the person from clicking on it.

    For example, if I just want to click and highlight a portion of the string of text, I might be reluctant to click anywhere on it expecting it to open up the hyperlink in my browser. Alas, it doesn’t follow the link unless you double click on it.

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    I have to admit that at first I was reluctant to click anywhere on the “link” in fear of it taking me to my browser when all I wanted to do was copy a portion of the URL.

    If you can get past the point that simply clicking anywhere on the “link” is not going to take you away from what you are intending to do, then it is a mute point if you decide to uncheck the box for Settings->Preferences->No Underline. You simply treat the text as “plain” text and ignore that it looks like a hyperlink.

    For those that can’t get past the fact that it looks like a hyperlink, then uncheck the fore mention check box. Yes, at first I was unable to get past this fact and treat it as plain text when it was telling my brain that it wasn’t.

    It only becomes a true hyperlink if you double click on it. If this was not the case, I can see why it would be necessary to have hyperlinks for those documents that you want hyperlinks and no hyperlinks for those you don’t.

    You may ask, why did I even bother to bring this up when it is so obvious. The point is that it is not obvious to everyone, including myself at first. I have found that it is not always best to approach answering a question assuming that the person asking the question has the same knowledge that you do; otherwise, why even ask the question in the first place. For those asking the question, it is best not to assume that everyone understands your problem and can read your mind. I only understood your question, because I came to this post looking for the same answer.

    I learned that I needed to accept that my mind is playing tricks on me and that it is really not a hyperlink. So, I will leave by quoting The Matrix, “There is no spoon”.


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