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EBSchrader

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:( I hope I picked the correct forum; if not, please move my query. <lg>
When I receive an e-mail with an URL that is not clickable, I've been told to *copy and paste* into Internet Explorer, so that I don't have to type a long, complicated URL. The problem arises because Google is my home page, and it automatically *pastes* the URL into its Search line, rather than the top line where I want it. If I hit Enter, Google doesn't find the URL I need. Then I have to type it into the top line, hit Enter, and it comes up just fine. Right now I'm working with MS on a problem update that won't install, and the Tech has given me four (4) very long URLs that aren't clickable. Is there any way to make the *copy and paste* work properly when Google is my home page? This is very frustrating! Any suggestions will be gratefully received!
 
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I don't understand "it automatically pastes the URL into its Search line". Do you mean that when you switch to IE and select "Paste" from the "Edit" menu (or press CTRL+V), the copied URL ends up in the Search line? When you switch to IE the Search line is probably active by default ("active" meaning that's where the cursor is -- apols if I'm talking down to you). Try this when switching to IE:

1. Press ALT+D to select the address bar

2. Press CTRL+V to paste.

HTH :)
 
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if you receive your email with Outlook Express it could be just a security setting that is not allowing you to just click the link within the email, check your security settings if so. And Bomb #21 sounds correct in saying you might just be opening IE and going to edit/Paste. try just copying the link and opening IE and just Right-Clicking in the address bar which highlights the current web address and choosing Paste from the right-click menu and hitting enter.
 

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I do use OE, but usually don't have a problem with clicking links. I'll certainly try the right click in the address bar before the paste this time. Thanks, you guys!
 
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