Mail (the email client for Windows 10), has a loading bar for pasting text.

Someone saw that pasting text takes a long time, and instead of thinking 'OMG, we pasted text in the 80's without a problem', they decided to write a loading animation in, so that people would understand the paste is coming.

This is beyond parody.

It's doing it again, but now cannot paste the URL.

What kind of programmer fails to handle pasting a line of text?

The paste api is making sure the text is safe, by downloading the latest rules engine, that requires dotnet franework 4.9 :P

@malin If it's plain text it should by all means work unless pasting is disabled in the field, but then it shouldn't get that far. Copied text at times has hidden formatting junk, though. Paste it into a plain text editor like Notepad or Notepad++ to remove the junk.

@malin Oh, geez. I just read your first post and had no IDEA. You're right, that's completely unacceptable!

@malin Something tells me it will paste instantly if you turn off your network connection...

@malin It has to send your text to the cloud to be properly scanned for advertising keywords and to see if you're an extremist/terrorist, determine the mine/type of the content, convert it to rich text and send it back to your machine.
@malin I'm only half joking. You could connect a debugger to that thing and see if it's making an RPC call on pastes. I bet it is. Maybe just to a local service, but maybe to Microsoft...

Well, waiting for some clipboard with a recent linux mint...look here:
echo "hello hamburg"> some_very_little_textfile

xclip -selection clipboard <some_very_little_textfile

and then ctrl-D the terminal.
on a i7/ssd/16GB without load you wait around 3 seconds

@wuffel I have no idea why you're writing an 'echo' output to disk.

> echo "hello hamburg" | xclip -i

Yep, that i recognised a second after sending. :)

sending clipboard to Microsoft for approval...

the same that encourages html email? what did people think would happen when a html parser has to parse html for html containing html?

@malin the same kind of programmer who in this year of twenty twenty-one still requires that an email address be copied as a hyperlink with "mailto:" prepended

and also doesn't automatically strip that when you paste it in the "To" field of an email

@malin not sure howbit works on Windows, but pasting can be quite complex. For example, in Wayland, the copied stuff is still stored by the program from which you copied it, and the "actual clipboard" only contains a reference to it. So when you copy from program A and paste to B, program B asks program A to send the clipboard content in one of the formats B supports, and waits for A to respond with the content

Of course this is no excuse for pasting to take so much time.

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edge browser says it converts link copies to user friendly titles by default. would it have been better to set a copy title option?

I still C&P with my three mousebuttons, even on console…

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