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Re: HELP TOPIC: How to post a Hyperlink


Posted: 4/19/2011 6:02 PM

Re: HELP TOPIC: How to post a Hyperlink 

How to create a hyperlink using
SAFARI (both PC & Mac versions)

I. Cut/Copy and Paste Method

First of all, DO NOT EVER USE THIS METHOD WITH SAFARI. Safari in addition to Firefox is a source of broken links on the board because people are using the wrong method. When using a Safari browser, DO NOT Copy/Cut and paste the URL address into a post. When you do this a hyperlink will not be created. When using Safari, please use the following drag & drop favicon method, or the method that can be used by all browsers listed below.

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.   

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.

Creating a hyperlink in Safari is probably the most difficult of all browsers.  However, it's still not really that difficult using the favicon method described below.

1.) Open InsideIllini posting window in a Safari 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 a completely separate Safari browser. Do not open in another tab as you can not drag favicons from one tab into another tab in Safari.

3.) Resize and move the Safari browser window that has the link ('2.' above) so that if it overlaps the other Safari browser window, the Inside Illini posting window is at least partially visible.   If helps if you have a large monitor.

4.) Place your mouse cursor directly over the favicon of website you wish to link in one Safari browser

5.) Left click and hold your mouse and drag the favicon over to the other Safari browser where your InsideIllini posting window is located

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 5/17/2011 10:38 PM by TeamworkOrange

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