Jul 30, 2010, 5:52 PM
Post #11 of 14
Neil said: "If you are using Firefox, you must do it this way."
Re: [chinagringo] Another blow to journalism in mexico
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I may be misinterpreting your comment, but one can use the normal (advanced) editor w/Firefox for doing hot links.
+ Type in the link you wish to make hot ( www.mexconnect.com )
+ Highlight and 'copy' (Ctrl C) that link
+ Click on the "Chain Link" symbol in the upper right of the tool bar above the message typing area; this will bring up a dialog box that has a little window ready for your URL. It will already have an "http://" entered; place your cursor after the "http://" and click (to position the cursor); then paste (Ctrl V) the link you copied in the above step; then click 'Submit'. Voila, your link will now be 'hot'. As Neil suggested, since the dialog box already has the "http://", make sure yours does not (or erase it first from the dialog box so you won't have two of them!).
It will now look like www.mexconnect.com and not the 'black' non/clickable version as above.
P.S. This may sound complicated, but once one does it a couple of times it will become a snap.
P.P.S. Also, one does not actually have to use the "http://" before the www.xxxxxxx.com in the URL you are typing and you may also 'erase' it from the dialog box if you wish but it is not necessary to do so. The 'old' Internet required it (and a ton more chicken scratch to make things work) but not anymore.
(This post was edited by RickS on Jul 30, 2010, 8:29 PM)