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  • Somewhere in the past few version updates the ability to find and link to the absolute file locations has been removed. Now some of you may think this is a good thing… but it has created some legacy issues for those of us who’ve become used to working with that data.

    Is there any way to add the ability to uncover this information?

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  • esmi

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    Admin -> Media Library – > select image -> edit -> Copy url from File URL.

    No, that isn’t what I need.

    The media is supposed to be uploaded into a month year folder structure as per settings/media/uploading files – check “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders”. What I want is the old url/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/filename.jpg information

    esmi

    (@esmi)

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    And that is exactly what is in the File Url box

    Ok, so I seem to have uncovered a different issue – it is very difficult to actually select that url – I have to do a bit of fiddling to get the mouse pointer to highlight it so it will copy & paste.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I’ve not come across that problem on any of my WP 3.5 sites.

    So I’m at url/wp-admin/post.php?post=1206&action=edit
    and the file is partially exposed in the box. Clicking highlights the box but does not select the url – double clicking selects the box and the nearest word of the url. I actually have to start at the front edge of http and drag the mouse all the way to the right to highlight the full link.

    Can we move this to the appropriate forum for action?

    I usually click in the box and hit ctrl-A to select all, then ctrl-C to copy it, but this is generic to form input boxes, not specific to WordPress in particular.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Also, there’s not a problem if you switch to a 1-column display and have a reasonably wide screen. You could try that if you don’t like using keyboard shortcuts.

    I don’t want to change the filename/location, just copy it… It used to select when you clicked on the link name – this should not be a form input box, but an actual linked url. that’s why it is different and someone made a conscious decision to “clean up an interface” without understanding that this forces users to do a lot more work for no improvement in human interaction. The default action should be “select entry” – not “edit entry”.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

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    I don’t want to change the filename/location, just copy it

    We are aware of that that and both of the suggestions we gave above will help with this.

    Human interface engineering-wise, help is not fix. You have described workarounds that are as crazy as some of Microsoft’s “improvements” every time they push out a new version of Windows. The only beneficiaries of many of these improvements are the Microsoft trainers who make money telling everyone what stuff is called now and where it got moved to this time.

    I suggest doing the same thing Otto suggested.

    If you have opinions and would like to contribute to WordPress development there are a number of different ways to do it: http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress

    Particularly, testing new beta versions and giving feedback to the group will help alleviate the frustrations you encountered.

    I think new Media Manager is a fantastic upgrade in functionality and experience.

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