Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to IslandOwl)
The way I finally figured out to turn the "feature" off was to open MS Word and change it there. It seems that that is a global setting. In Word>Tools>Autocorrect>"AutoFormat as You Type": Uncheck "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks". This means that nothing will get automatically hyperlinked. You can manually set hyperlinks - which is a pain in the butt - but at least I am not automatically inserting them where they do not belong.
I wish there was a way to just unset ".It" I do not think I have EVER used an email address or website with ".it" - guess it shows that I do not know anyone in Italy!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to IslandOwl)
I fully agree -- this is a seemingly minor, but constant hassle. It is like death by a thousand paper cuts. It seems once a week I am composing a message, and want to add in a sentence (such as the one right before this sentence), and I get the dreaded ".it" hyperlink, and I have to delete it all and retype. Very infuriating behavior, and there must be a way to turn off ".it" automatic hyperlinking, but leave ".com"?? (Or maybe Mail.app could be smart enough to see when you are inserting a sentence, as opposed to simply typing "website.it")
Apple, do you guys read these boards? Or am I shouting into the ether again?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to AlwaysWrite)
What seems stupid to me is that you can select the language for your computer so it should be easy to have that select what country codes get hyperlinked. I do not know anyone at all who lives in Italy or has .it in their email or domain name.
But yes, I think we are shouting into the ether.