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Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by Noyb, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    When we Embed Hyperlinks .. I’m never sure the OP knows to click on them.
    There are some other Forums that change the color to make it more obvious that it’s a link.

    I’m not sure if this helps .. But it’s something I’ve started doing.
    Just wondering if this can be made automatic .. Or if it helps at all ??

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  2. valis

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    shows up as blue underline here, but that's what I've told FF to display hyperlinks as.
     
  3. Noyb

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    Didn't know that FF could be setup that way .. Looks like mine is set that way by default
    Now you've confused me .. (This one shows Black to me)
    I see you sig links as Blue .. I had to force mine to Blue
     
  4. valis

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    pretty sure IE can be set up that way as well........for the longest time I just had hyperlinks underline on hover, but that got annoying about 8 years ago when people started tossing in 'reference links' in the middle of every sentence......now I just have them turned on so I can at least avoid them when reading something.

    sorta like hitting a bookmark when speedreading; throws the concentration out the window. :)
     
  5. Noyb

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    Seems like we're seeing this differently, Depending on our setups.
    What I'm wondering .. Can TSG be configured to show links as Blue by default ??
    Then we don't have to worry about how the reader is configured or what Browser they're using ??

    Maybe it's not a good idea ..
    I know that on the other Forum that does this .. It makes editing the Link difficult.
     
  6. valis

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    I dunno about that.......I've always assumed it was set from the user console; that was the purpose of having the option of changing the hyperlinks viewability.

    As you know, a hyperlink is just a web protocol; as there are a plethora of browsers out there, I'm assuming that the final option would be left to the user. I'm not entirely sure that the having the web decide how to view it's format (in essence, forcing the users to view it a certain way globally) would fly.........
     
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    Doing an experiment. I've used the BB Square bracket {color=blue}{/color} code to set it to blue. Like Noyb I see his link as black so I'll se what this comes out as. Preview at least is hopeful...

    Edit: Victory! Ish. I don't know quite why it wants the underline (no link) to be black, but that's that.
     
  8. LauraMJ

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    I see all links in blue. So far as I know, my Firefox is set to defaults, as I've never bothered to change them.
     
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    All links on the forum appear underlined and in blue on IE for me, also. IE is also at the defaults, since I rarely use it.

    So, in either browser, no links are in black, and all links are in blue
     
  10. Cookiegal

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    Mine both show in black with FF and IE8 and I've never changed anything for that. :)
     
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    Weird.
     
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    For those confused by the different default link color, Try changing the forum style. ;) :)
     
  13. Noyb

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    I'm not sure what you mean ??
    I'm wondering if there's some way Mike can make it show Blue links regardless of the browser or settings used ??
     
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    I meant for the few posts that seemed confused why some saw links as black and others as blue.
    Try a different style at the bottom left: Khaki, Classic Blue, Gray Night.

    I never realized it showed as black under different styles, I prefer the Khaki style where links are blue.
    But maybe I'm just used to the blue and others prefer the links as black?

    Also though they're probably black for Gray Night to match with the style.
     
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    You calling me weird? Huh?.....Huh?....:D:p;)
     
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