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Windows 7: How do I click on a URL I typed in Wordpad and get it to open site.

10 May 2012   #1

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How do I click on a URL I typed in Wordpad and get it to open site.

Hello Fellow members,

I I just lost an important function. When I store important websites I'm working on, I just type the complete URL on the Wordpad page I'm working on. For, instance,
Then when I click on the URL it will open up the website. Somehow, I just lost that capability. How do I get it back.


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11 May 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums sydney14. I can open wordpad and type an address that then becomes a hyperlink as you mentioned. Saving it saves as a Word document for me however as I have Office installed. When you type the address, do you include the http:// part as well? Does the link appear blue as if it should be clickable? If you press the Ctrl button, then click does it open then? If you have a restore point from just before the problem started, that may be the easiest fix.

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11 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

Hold down Left CTRL key.
Left click on the link.

You will get a prompt asking you if you want to open the link.
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11 May 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

this will seem a daft question, but your not typing in notepad by mistake are you?
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11 May 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post're not typing in notepad by mistake are you?
Sounds like an insult to Notepad.
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