Activating (following) hyperlinks
 
 
To activate an underlined hyperlink
 
Method 1:
Double-click or single-click it, depending on which option you selected in Main menu ⁄ View ⁄ Options ⁄ Hyperlinks (double-click is the default).
 
Method 2:
Press Ctrl+H on the keyboard if the text cursor is inside the hyperlink.
 
Method 3:
Click the Follow hyperlink toolbutton when the text cursor is inside the hyperlink.
 
Click here to practise activating underlined hyperlinks. Click the Go to previous node in history list toolbutton on the Navigate toolbar, or press Alt+Left, to return to this article.
 
 
 
To activate a plain text hyperlink
 
Method 1:
First highlight all the link text (e.g. http:⁄⁄www.freebyte.com ), then:
a) Press Ctrl+H on the keyboard while the selection is visible; or
b) click the Follow hyperlink toolbutton ; or
c) Click Main menu ⁄ Navigate ⁄ Follow hyperlink.
 
Method 2:
Click anywhere on the link text to focus on it, then select (a), (b) or (c) as in Method 1.
 
Method 1 is the preferred method as it is most reliable.
Method 2 may fail if the link contains spaces while the link is not enclosed by double quotes.
 
Click here to practise activating plain text hyperlinks. Click the Go to previous node in history list toolbutton on the Navigate toolbar, or press Alt+Left, to return to this article.
 
See also: Shell functions for file hyperlinks
 
 
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