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    I've been bouncing around and probably overlooking the obvious, trying to find the access code for inserting in a post what was the "link + description" on the former Forum version. I'm "dense" on this subject. Enlightenment, please.

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    It's the same as in the old Lounge:

    [url=www.microsoft.com]Click here[/url] results in Click here.

    You can click "BB Code Help" below the text area (when composing a post or reply) to get help.

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    [quote name='DenGar' post='761721' date='25-Feb-09 22:51']I've been bouncing around and probably overlooking the obvious, trying to find the access code for inserting in a post what was the "link + description" on the former Forum version. I'm "dense" on this subject. Enlightenment, please.[/quote]

    So we have to type the code rather than the "quick click" on the icon?

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    You can click the button just above the editing area. It will first prompt you for the URL (web address), then for the description, and insert the complete "code" for you.

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    [quote name='DenGar' post='761726' date='25-Feb-09 23:04']So we have to type the code rather than the "quick click" on the icon?[/quote]

    No. From the toolbar, simply click on "Insert Link" button, enter the appropriate URL, and then in the next window, type in whatever text you want.
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    [quote name='Rebel' post='761730' date='25-Feb-09 23:11']No. From the toolbar, simply click on "Insert Link" button, enter the appropriate URL, and then in the next window, type in whatever text you want.[/quote]


    Thank you, Rebel, and Hans. My next dumb question is how to reply without quoting the previous post. When I click "Reply," I get what you see above.

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    Click the "ADD REPLY" button at the bottom of the thread. You won't get any quoted text that way.

    And if you click "Reply" you can delete part or all of the quoted text, of course.

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    Many thanks. (thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks . . . )

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    [quote name='DenGar' post='761738' date='25-Feb-09 23:31']Many thanks. (thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks . . . )[/quote]
    You're welcome (welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome . . . )
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    [quote name='HansV' post='761723' date='26-Feb-09 03:55']It's the same as in the old Lounge:

    [url=www.microsoft.com]Click here[/url] results in Click here.[/quote]

    Any chance that the global standard default link format can be introduced, with the text and the underline appearing in blue?

    Example:
    currently "Ask Woody" website
    should be "Ask Woody" website

    Thanks!
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='761750' date='26-Feb-09 06:19']Any chance that the global standard default link format can be introduced, with the text and the underline appearing in blue?[/quote]
    This is controlled by the skin. Creating more skins with a range of different appearances is on the "to do" list, but other things are currently higher priority.

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='761750' date='25-Feb-09 22:19']Any chance that the global standard default link format can be introduced, with the text and the underline appearing in blue?[/quote]
    You know, two weeks ago, they weren't even underlined. Which is just to say, we've come a long way, but please keep the skin-related suggestions coming.

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    Strictly speaking, links should be the colour for a hyperlink / followed hyperlink as set by the user. But this could clash with colourful skins (yet to be created), so in IP.Board the colour is specified in the skin stylesheet.

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    I'll take that as a qualified No, then!

    But I'm sure you will appreciate that just having an underline, in the same colour, does not sufficiently point out that some text is, in fact, a hyperlink. (Like that one isn't!).

    I think we can probably forget about changing the 'previously-clicked-on' hyperlink colour to purple...
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    If you have the Firefox extension Stylish, you can always jump the queue and write your own style rules for the Lounge or any other web site. This one recolors the links:

    Code:
    @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
    
    @-moz-document domain("www.wopr.com") {
    a:link {color:blue !important;}
    a:visited {color:purple !important;}
    a:hover {background:yellow !important;}
    }
    If you're using IE, hmmm, not sure, maybe there's a similar add-in?

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