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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 13:34 #125457
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When a hyperlink is inserted into a Forum posting the text displays in a low key green colour rather than the normal text colour. The colour is not distinctive and gets lost in the general green mood of the Forum display.

Would it be possible to display a hyperlink in a colour other than green (or use a more distinctive green) so that the hyperlink stands out a bit more?

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 15:00 #125459
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postal in post 125457 said:
When a hyperlink is inserted into a Forum posting the text displays in a low key green colour rather than the normal text colour. The colour is not distinctive and gets lost in the general green mood of the Forum display.

Would it be possible to display a hyperlink in a colour other than green (or use a more distinctive green) so that the hyperlink stands out a bit more?
An excellent idea Postal and one which I actually suggested in post #114938 when there was a discussion about possible Website improvements just over a year ago, although I think that I rather buried it in the text and it probably didn’t get noticed. I suggested red.
It’s fairly easy to miss the hyperlink as you say.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 15:13 #125461
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Apologies. Missed the fact that you had already floated the idea.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 15:49 #125465
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postal in post 125461 said:
Apologies. Missed the fact that you had already floated the idea.
Don't apologise; I'm glad that you have mentioned it again as it was so long ago that it has probably been forgotten anyway.
It would be nice to get some feedback, either positive or otherwise.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 18:58 #125476
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https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/49448?page=1 here's the link to that very thread.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 20:59 #125477
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I was sure I put it on Mantis but can't see it now.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:00 #125478
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Whilst on the subject of hyperlinks, it would be nice if they forced a new tab rather than opening in the current tab.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:25 #125479
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Whilst on the subject of hyperlinks, it would be nice if they forced a new tab rather than opening in the current tab.
There's usually an easy shortcut to open in a new tab. On Firefox, pressing down on the mouse wheel (instead of a normal left click) will open any link in a new tab. I think that applies on other browsers as well, but I'm not sure- have a quick google for what your browser supports.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:29 #125481
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Steamer in post 125479 said:
Dick in post 125478 said:
Whilst on the subject of hyperlinks, it would be nice if they forced a new tab rather than opening in the current tab.
There's usually an easy shortcut to open in a new tab. On Firefox, pressing down on the mouse wheel (instead of a normal left click) will open any link in a new tab. I think that applies on other browsers as well, but I'm not sure- have a quick google for what your browser supports.
Pressing the mouse wheel works normally but not on this site, of course you can always right click and select the option to open in a new tab, but much easier if left click forced a new tab.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:35 #125482
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Dick in post 125481 said:
Steamer in post 125479 said:
Dick in post 125478 said:
Whilst on the subject of hyperlinks, it would be nice if they forced a new tab rather than opening in the current tab.
There's usually an easy shortcut to open in a new tab. On Firefox, pressing down on the mouse wheel (instead of a normal left click) will open any link in a new tab. I think that applies on other browsers as well, but I'm not sure- have a quick google for what your browser supports.
Pressing the mouse wheel works normally but not on this site, of course you can always right click and select the option to open in a new tab, but much easier if left click forced a new tab.
Odd- mouse wheel works fine for me on the site, as does Ctrl+left click.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:37 #125483
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Very, neither work for me with Firefox.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:37 #125484
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Deleted by Postal. Not relevant to Forum design.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:41 #125485
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How quaint! Just a pain when you forget you are not in a different tab and shut it down rather than going back a page to get back to where you were, but thanks for the explanation.
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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 21:43 #125486
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Dick in post 125485 said:
How quaint! Just a pain when you forget you are not in a different tab and shut it down rather than going back a page to get back to where you were, but thanks for the explanation.
Apologies. Deleted my previous. The discussion was about the structure of the Wiki not the Forum.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 07/04/2020 at 22:39 #125488
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Dick in post 125483 said:
Very, neither work for me with Firefox.
It's standard behavior in most browsers these days, so I suspect you've got a browser setting where you've disabled it.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 08/04/2020 at 09:17 #125493
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headshot119 in post 125488 said:
Dick in post 125483 said:
Very, neither work for me with Firefox.
It's standard behavior in most browsers these days, so I suspect you've got a browser setting where you've disabled it.
Really weird, yesterday and previously neither option worked, today they both work without making any changes to Firefox config. Both options always worked on other sites previously.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 08/04/2020 at 10:11 #125495
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Dick in post 125478 said:
Whilst on the subject of hyperlinks, it would be nice if they forced a new tab rather than opening in the current tab.
I've been involved in that discussion recently. In general it's a rude thing for a web site to do: whether the user wants the same tab (they're following the link) or another tab (this is a side-matter and they still want the original page) is up to them. Therefore leave the user to decide.

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Display of hyperlink text in a Forum posting 08/04/2020 at 10:31 #125496
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Ctrl-click (PC) or cmd-click (MacOS) also opens in a new tab.
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