%20 is a space, urls should be url encoded and to be clear, if you want local paths to be openable by the app they should be treated differently from urls, as urls open default browser and local paths open file or directory with registered editor for that file type or file explorer respectively. So basically what I’m trying to say that this is a separate issue from local paths being treated as urls.
I’m not thrilled with the explanation. I don’t want to have to manually enter “file://” and several “%20” each time.
Instead of an answer explaining the causes of the current limitation, I rather expect the staff to propose to work on the solution.
There are already several programs that can do this, so it’s obviously feasible to support these Local paths automatically.
Detect local paths and list them in the popup window.
Auto-complete “file://” syntax if selected.
Automatically replace spaces with “%20”.
I understand that there’s work to be done and that this isn’t the priority, but I think it would be more than appreciated to hear that you’ll be working on a proper solution rather than letting us believe that we’ll have to deal with this limitation.
There are a couple of different issues here, and they should all ideally have separate bug reports or FRs. It also doesn’t help that the OP created two very similar bug reports. I will try to combine / separate all of these properly next week.
I’d rather think it’s a bug. Because if you paste a local path without space. Anytype do recognize and can open a file explore if you click it. So i think it’s a bug. And there is another bug that the opened window always points to “this pc”. I also post it.
@4thHydro I’ve clarified this topic a bit, and also created several others for other related issues. This discussion was originally about the windows file explorer paths not being recognized as links if they contain spaces. From Razors point of view, none of these should be recognized as links since they are not using the proper syntax for file paths (you need to use file://…).
Also, bug reports should only be used for bugs. If you want something new to be implemented, use feature requests instead. It won’t clutter up the forum, we clean it up regularly. It’s much more useful for us if the topics are properly separated.