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  • Started 2 years ago by hArLtRoN
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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I'm using the Windows 8 CP and I can't get the "LINK" function to work while posting a reply in a HTG post.
I'm using Internet Explorer that is included in the CP.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Why bother ? Post a url, it will link itself.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Doesn't work here either. Must be a problem in the CP?

Irv S.

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Xhi
Xhi
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I don't have a problem with it. Not sure why. The box is different and may appear at the top of the window. Here's what I get. It is a floating sub-window and may be even off the main window itself.

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vistamike
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Same applet, pasted link and rename, no probs

BBC test

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Lighthouse,
I was just wondering if it was a problem with my installation or if other people were having the problem.

@Irv,
Hmmm...it must be!

@Xhi and Vistamike,
Could it be that you guys are moderators? Only reason I'm suggesting this is because both Irv and I (members) can't use the "LINK" button, but you guys (moderators) can.

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vistamike
vistamike
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hArLtRoN, nope when logged in to HTG the link facility works in the same way as members, that part does not change. My upper post was via IE in 8cp

I will now boot to 8 and try FF etc

Mike

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I have never even tried the link button, in all the years I have been on HTG. Member, or Moderator. Nor any other buttons. What's the point, it just slows down posting.

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Xhitoo
Xhitoo
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Works with a member level account, too.

Google

I use the link button to dress up the links by defining them. Simply highlight the words, then LINK, then CTRLV paste return.

Firefox works, too and chrome also in 8. I use it all the time.

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vistamike
vistamike
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Whatever,

This link ie; http://windowsteamblog.com/win.....tions.aspx

is a long one but is shortened by the site software

By link, you enter the URL and next shorten it thus

Windows Editions

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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So I opened IE from the desktop on the Windows 8 CP and tried the "LINK" button and it worked, but not in the Metro Style IE.I'll just use the desktop IE while in the CP.

Thanks guys for your input!

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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

Are you running natively or under a VM? I'm running a VM, and I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

It could also be a missing setting? I've not played much with IE10? I didn't see any settings though that would matter? However checking ADD-ONS on the CONTROL PANEL and it seems I have none? Wonder if something is needed and it didn't get installed? Moderators, you have any?

Irv S.

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Xhi
Xhi
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Aye, There's the rub. The Metro version does not work like the desktop version.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Ah, same here... From the Desktop it works, has to be the Metro app then?

Irv S.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Irv,
I am running the CP from a VHD using an article from HTG. Xhi stated that the Metro IE doesn't work the same as the desktop IE. Explains the problem.

@Xhi,
That explains it (LOL)

I wonder if this bug/issue (not sure what to call) will be fixed in the final edition of Windows 8??

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