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How do you add a hyperlink to text you're typing on a genealogy webpage?

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I am typing text on a genealogy web page and I want to add a hyperlink but can't find any way to do it from the choices on the Mozilla Firefox toolbar. I have seen other people create links in their text, but maybe they're using a different web browser.

I am typing text on a genealogy web page and I want to add a hyperlink but can't find any way to do it from the choices on the Mozilla Firefox toolbar. I have seen other people create links in their text, but maybe they're using a different web browser.

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jscher2000
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What happens if you copy/paste the link into the text you're typing? Does the site make it clickable or is it just text after you post?


Also, your Firefox identified itself to the forum as version 40. An update is available: this article describes how to get Firefox 48.0 using the "About Firefox" dialog on the help menu: Update Firefox to the latest release.

If something is holding you back from upgrading to Firefox 48, please let us know so we can suggest solutions or workarounds. Version 40 is not secure; Mozilla discloses security flaws after each new release.

Sometimes Firefox reports the wrong version because that information was saved in a preferences file. If the "About Firefox" dialog (see first article link) shows Firefox 48.0, you may need to clear out that incorrect information. See: How to reset the default user agent on Firefox.

What happens if you copy/paste the link into the text you're typing? Does the site make it clickable or is it just text after you post? ---- Also, your Firefox identified itself to the forum as version 40. An update is available: this article describes how to get Firefox 48.0 using the "About Firefox" dialog on the help menu: [[Update Firefox to the latest version]]. If something is holding you back from upgrading to Firefox 48, please let us know so we can suggest solutions or workarounds. Version 40 is not secure; Mozilla discloses [https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html security flaws] after each new release. Sometimes Firefox reports the wrong version because that information was saved in a preferences file. If the "About Firefox" dialog (see first article link) shows Firefox 48.0, you may need to clear out that incorrect information. See: [[How to reset the default user agent on Firefox]].

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It's just text after I post.

It's just text after I post.
FredMcD
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Some sites, like Mozilla, change an entered link into a clickable link. Others, however, must enter a special code for the site to know it's a link.

Some sites, like Mozilla, change an entered link into a clickable link. Others, however, must enter a special code for the site to know it's a link.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8692 solutions 71041 answers

Does the (unnamed) site have an FAQ or discussion forum where you might find information about how it is supposed to work in Firefox?

Does the (unnamed) site have an FAQ or discussion forum where you might find information about how it is supposed to work in Firefox?