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Re: HELP TOPIC: How to post a Hyperlink


Posted: 4/19/2011 6:00 PM

Re: HELP TOPIC: How to post a Hyperlink 

How to create a hyperlink using


I. Cut/Copy and Paste Method

First of all, DO NOT USE THIS METHOD WITH FIREFOX OR CHROME. I'm only mentioning it because it is causing a lot of broken link problems on the boards. When using a Firefox or Chrome browsers, DO NOT Copy/Cut and paste the URL address into a post. When you do this, a hyperlink will not be created, and Firefox will add spaces to the URL address. Use the following drag & drop favicon method, or the method that can be used by all browsers listed beneath the Safari browser explanation.

II. Drag and Drop Favicon Method (Easiest)

For those who don't know what a "Favicon" is, it is the little icon on your web browser address bar directly to the left of the URL address.  Here's some more info LINK.   You can drag favicons to your bookmark folders and also into a posting window to create a hyperlink.

NOTE: Favicon will not look exactly like the picture above, it may be a unique logo for the website, or if the website hasn't created a unique favicon then the browser will insert a default one.

The great thing about Firefox & Chrome is that it allows you to drag your favicon from one browser tab into another one in the same browser.  You can also drag favicons across two separate browser windows.  Windows Internet Explorer doesn't allow you drag across tabs.  See the following step by step instructions to learn how to drag a favicon from one tab to another tab that has an InsideIllini posting window. It's simple enough that once you do it a single time, you'll never have to refer back to this.

1.) Open InsideIllini posting window in tab of your Firefox or Chrome browser.  If you also want to add text in your post, you should add a few return keystrokes to separate the text from the hyperlink to avoid potential formatting problems.

2.) Open website you wish to link in another tab of the same Firefox/Chrome browser

3.) Place your mouse cursor directly over the favicon of website you wish to link

4.) Left click and hold your mouse and drag the favicon over the browser tab where your InsideIllini posting window is located

5.) Still holding the left button wait a moment for Firefox to open the posting tab

6.) Drag the favicon into the posting window and release to create a hyperlink -- which will immediately turn blue with an underline in your posting window.

7.) Complete your post then select the Post button

8.) Most importantly, verify that the hyperlink you created works properly after you posted it

I distance myself from obnoxious people in real life, why wouldn't I do the same here as well?  So if I don't respond to your post, you're most likely on IGNORE

Last edited 12/7/2012 6:00 PM by TeamworkOrange

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