URLs don't auto-shorten on Obsidian Linux

Hi, I have been using Obsidian on Windows for quite some time. Recently downloaded it on Linux and there’s a missing feature that’s bothering me much.

On Windows, if I were to paste a URL into Obisidan, it would automatically grab the title. I mostly store links to blog posts.

For example:

This URL: https://codewhitesec.blogspot.com/2023/04/java-exploitation-restrictions-in.html

would automatically become CODE WHITE | Java Exploitation Restrictions in Modern JDK Times

But on Linux this is not the case, when I paste it, it’s pasted as the URL itself.

Am I doing something wrong? Or, this feature is missing in Linux?

Obsidian itself doesn’t do any “auto-shorting” or changing of links. It’s just pasting whatever is in the clipboard that the browser passed along. For example, on macOS, copying and pasting from the browser URL field gives these results:

arc: https://www.google.com/
safari: https://www.google.com/
vivaldi: https://www.google.com/
firefox: https://www.google.com/
edge: [Google](https://www.google.com/)

I’d try a few different browsers on Linux to see if there’s one that passes a markdown link (like edge above).

There’s also GitHub - jose-elias-alvarez/obsidian-paste-link: Intelligently paste Markdown links in Obsidian. that looks for URLs in the clipboard and changes them on paste, but it looks to paste links as [](https://www.google.com) in a quick test. There may be more plugins as well to always paste markdown links.

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Thanks a lot for the reply. Edge unfortunately doesn’t do that auto-shortening or whatever it’s called on Linux. Guess I’ll have to write my own plugin. Gives me a good excuse to learn Ts lol!

I believe there are plugins to fetch the page titles of external links.