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Ever since a few months ago, Notepad++ now automatically makes clickable links whenever you type a URL. I hate it! It makes it much more difficult to edit html documents because instead of clicking in the middle of the text url to change it, it instead opens the link in the web browser.

How can I permanently disable this awful feature?

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How on earth did the Notepad++ developers miss the mark this badly? – tponthieux Mar 23 '15 at 22:24
@tponthieux Agreed! – techaddict Apr 9 '15 at 21:54
@tponthieux I agree, there's no reason for a plain text editor to be inserting clickable links into the editor by default. – KoKo May 18 '15 at 22:34
up vote 106 down vote accepted

On the latest notepad++ version you have to uncheck this option:

Settings » Preferences » Misc » Clickable Link settings

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You have to re-open your notepad++ to take effect

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Thanks so much! I couldn't find it before. – techaddict Feb 12 '13 at 22:28
I'm so happy for this! This makes my life so much easier again! – techaddict Feb 12 '13 at 22:34
I hate it and I couldn't find it before also. – xpt May 24 '13 at 20:40
is it sad I didnt even look? I just went straight to the google machine then here. profit. – iamkrillin Aug 13 '13 at 18:52
That's called resourcefulness @iamkrillin – advocate Nov 4 '13 at 4:13

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