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Since switching to Firefox, links pasted into e-mail are no longer blue and clickable. How do I fix that?

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Since switching to Firefox, links pasted into e-mail are no longer blue and clickable. What can I do to make them work again?

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There is usually a toolbar button in the editor to turn a text link into a clickable hyperlink (look for a chain like button).
You can select the text and click that button to turn the link into a clickable hyperlink.
If you can't find the button then hover them all to check the tooltip of each.

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There is usually a toolbar button in the editor to turn a text link into a clickable hyperlink (look for a chain like button).
You can select the text and click that button to turn the link into a clickable hyperlink.
If you can't find the button then hover them all to check the tooltip of each.

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Found it. Thanks so much!

I don't understand why it won't work like it did before, but I'll live with it.

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You're welcome

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Sorry I don't understand this. I can't find anywhere called Editor or toolbar buttons that look like a chain. Sorry if I'm being obtuse, but Firefox is new to me and I find that this inability to post hyperlinks is making me go back to IE although I'd prefer to continue with Firefox.

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The text editor is the textarea that you use on the webmail (Yahoo, Hotmail) website to compose a new mail.

Compare that with the "Post a Reply" textarea that you use to write a new post on this forum.

Just above the textarea that you use to enter the message text there is usually a button bar with buttons to add text formatting like Bold and Italic.

This button bar can also include a button to turn a link into a clickable hyperlink.

Check the tooltip of each button by hovering with the mouse over each button.

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My problem is that I have the text above the area that I type but the Hyperlink button and a few of the others are missing. The only thing that shows up are the font choices. The others are there, (invisible) but unless I run the pointer over the blank area I can't see them at all, the text or Icons are not showing. How do I get them to be visible? Such as the icons above this text box.

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My problem is that I have the text above the area that I type but the Hyperlink button and a few of the others are missing. The only thing that shows up are the font choices. The others are there, (invisible) but unless I run the pointer over the blank area I can't see them at all, the text or Icons are not showing. How do I get them to be visible? Such as the icons above this text box.