The first time you tried to cut and paste multiple lines into a text box in your browser, you were probably frustrated when you found that only the first line actually got pasted. Then, you went back to copy/paste one line at a time.
This is especially painful when you have an address that looks like this:
350 5th Ave New York, NY 10118
but what you really need is something like this:
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118
If you are using Firefox, you can make a simple change to your configuration so that multiple lines paste as single lines. Essentially, the line breaks are converted to spaces.
Here is what you need to do:
- Type “about:config” in the address bar of your Firefox browser and hit the enter or return key.
- In the filter box, type “single”, this should bring up the “editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines” preference.
- Double click on the editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines preference and change the value to “2”.
- Paste at will.