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URL's are in text, not HTML

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    URL's are in text, not HTML


    How do I get the url's to be in HTML? They ALL show up as text and I have to copy/paste. Annyoing!

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    Look in Internet Options, open the Advanced tab at upper right. Scroll down till u see 'Underline Links' set to Hover, Apply and OK.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Which browser & what email service are you using ?
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Yeah if I'm correct with assuming your issue?
    When using Firefox or chrome, highlighting a link in a "Code" box and right clicking on it allows you to open the link in the current or new window. IE11 wont allow this, I haven't been able to find a fix personally.

    Am I close?
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    No, sorry, my links in browsers are fine. I m referring to my links in the w8.1 mail app....making me crazy...
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    My appologies, I mentioned that because the reply I gave is driving me crazy
    DMHolt57 posted a possible fix above.

    Is this when you are creating email or receiving?
    What email application do you use?

    When I type a link in an email, I dont get automatic underlined hyperlinks when I type them, to fix this immediatly after I type the link I press enter. granted I often have to backspace to get back on the line above but i can live with that.

    If the issue "is" when you are composing, try sending yourself an email with a non underlined link, see if when you receive it, it is a live link (underlined)
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    I am using W8.1 mail app. any writing that looks like a link, is not hyperlinked. therefore, non clickable to get to the web (I use chrome, which is set to default). it does not matter if I am the sender or the receiver.

    very frustrating
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    This is expected. Typically, the person who writes the email can decide if an link can be clicked. For example, observe how I can type out a clickable version of www.microsoft.com and a not-clickable version of Microsoft Corporation. The same process works in an email message -- the person who wrote it can make a link clickable or not.


    But, some email programs are programmed to scan a page and detect anything that might look like a link. For example, it might search the page for the letters HTTP or WWW and automatically convert what it finds into a link. Programs such as Windows Mail and Outlook do this.


    The Windows 8 Mail app does not do this, it has not been programmed to do so.


    If this is a feature you'd like to see in the Windows 8 Mail app, please send your feedback and it will be taken into consideration in future versions of the app. See How to submit product suggestions or feedback for details.

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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I just opened the mail app in Win 8.1. yes, annoying.

    The fix is, albeit annoying, highlight (select) the link, a toolbar opens at the bottom, click the link icon, it will pop up and offer you to add a hyperlink, by default, the link you highlight will already be there.

    I hope that helps.

    cheers

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    I dont get those options....please see screenshot...I wonder if it matters that I have a touchscreen.....
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