This morning I tried using my android phone to copy and paste a discourse URL from chrome into an email I was composing, and the UX did not let me. This must be a bug in android but I haven’t had this problem on other websites. Here’s what I am trying to do:
- log into my discourse and look at a topic
- select the chain link to copy the direct URL for the post
- the URL is already selected and here I should be able to copy the URL to the clipboard
I get stuck on #3. There is no option to copy to clipboard. I then try to select the URL to pull up the selection options and they do appear briefly across the top of the screen. Immediately though they are covered by another menu that does not go away and so I can’t do anything. I then select the URL again but then the selection goes away and I have to try to select it again but can’t see the whole URL.
Anyway, you get the point. I got stuck and had to wait until I was at a computer to get the URL. There is probably some trick I am missing but it should be easier!
A related question: is there an easy way to infer a short URL from the address bar, similar to the /raw/nnn format? e.g. /t/nnn? Did not work when I tried it.
Edit: I just asked this last question elsewhere where it fits better: