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Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)

jeddy 20 May 09 - 03:44 PM
Paul Burke 20 May 09 - 03:50 PM
Amos 20 May 09 - 03:58 PM
jeddy 20 May 09 - 04:11 PM
Uncle_DaveO 20 May 09 - 04:21 PM
VirginiaTam 20 May 09 - 04:22 PM
Joe Offer 20 May 09 - 04:30 PM
JohnInKansas 20 May 09 - 05:39 PM
Ross Campbell 20 May 09 - 09:36 PM
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Subject: Tech: how do i?
From: jeddy
Date: 20 May 09 - 03:44 PM

how do i create a blue link so i can share stuff with other people? such a cool thing to be able to do. i would be very grateful.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 20 May 09 - 03:50 PM

Must be an FAQ on this somewhere:

Go to the page to want to share, and copy its address, - right click on the URL in the navigation box and select copy".

Then come here

Click on   Make a link ("blue clicky") below right.

Paste your URL into the top box (ctrl-V).
Enter any text you'd like (e.g. Watch be play underwater!) in the lower box.
Click
Create Link.
Copy the link created... that's everything from < to > inclusive.
Come back here and paste it in.

Job done!


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i?
From: Amos
Date: 20 May 09 - 03:58 PM

It is described in the HTML section of the Mudcat Faq an dis well worth learning to do. With just a handful of HTML commands you can make your posts much more vital and useful.


A


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i?
From: jeddy
Date: 20 May 09 - 04:11 PM

thank you i will have to practise if i end up posting on here by mistake, i will apologise in advance.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 20 May 09 - 04:21 PM

This would be a good and harmless place for you to practice, Jeddy.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 May 09 - 04:22 PM

jeddy rocks

If you see something want to do like size, bold, color, etc.

you can also borrow code by doing the following

click VIEW (in the tool bar) SOURCE (drop down menu)

This will open a notepad of the page.

click EDIT (tool bar) FIND (drop down)

type in the word or phrase that has the code you want to copy.

see if you can figure out how I did your name in red


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 May 09 - 04:30 PM

Feel free to practice in this thread. You can use the "make a link" utility at the bottom of every message box, but it's not hard to do it yourself and eventually it's much quicker. Here are my standard instructions:

<a href="http://www.mudcat.org">Click here</a>






If you're posting links at Mudcat, the quotation marks are optional. I prefer not to use them, because they complicate the task of making links. Simple is better, I think. Fewer misteaks.


I find it's best to open a new browser window [CTRL-N] and navigate your way to the site you want to link to. Highlight and copy [CTRL-C] the URL (address) of the site, and then go back to your Mudcat message and paste [CTRL-V] the URL into your link. Be sure to include the http:// in that URL. The quotation marks are standard procedure, but most links work just fine without quotation marks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 20 May 09 - 05:39 PM

Note that you can fill in your trial post in any "Reply to Thread" box, click to put a check mark in the "Preview" box and hit "Submit Message."

The Preview will show what your post will look like, and the link will work just as if it had been posted. You can right-click the link you made and choose "open in new tab," or "open in new window" to see if the link works. (In browsers that use "tabbed browsing" clicking with the wheel in the middle of the mouse also (usually) opens the target in a new tab.)

You want to open in a new tab, or new window, when you click to test the link so that your post is still there to go back to for changes if it didn't work. Whether it works or not, you can just close the new tab/window and you'll be back at the preview.

If it works, the "Preview" button will be "unchecked" in the preview window, and you can just hit Submit Message again to post it. If you were just "practicing" you can hit the "Back" arrow to get out of the preview without posting your mistakes for everybody to giggle over.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 20 May 09 - 09:36 PM

In Safari (Apple's default browser) I used to lose my way (and lines and lines of text) trying to back-track to the "Reply to Thread" box by means of the back-arrow, because Safari used the same page for successive actions (I know you could generate a new page before doing anything else, but in the heat of the moment this hardly ever(never) happens).

In Firefox (free downloads available for both Macs and PCs), setting up a new tab allows the "Reply to Thread" box to stay in its own tab while you seek the page you want to link to. When you have copied the URL, return to the reply box tab. New tabs seem to be generated automatically thereafter by the link-maker, link test etc, so the reply box tab is always there to go back to.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)
From: paul vaughan
Date: 26 May 11 - 12:11 PM

my youtube channel


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do i? (blue clicky)
From: paul vaughan
Date: 26 May 11 - 12:13 PM

Hey it works!!


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