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Windows 7: Outgoing email links are no longer clickable

07 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Outgoing email links are no longer clickable

All of a sudden I can't copy and paste a clickable link to outgoing email using Firefox or Chrome. The links display as plain text. Not underlined and not blue.

I can still send clickable links in IE though. (I primarily use Chrome) I've been copy and pasting links the same way for years and I haven't done anything different.

The weird part is that this happened on my desktop and laptop on the same day.

(I'm 53 years old and just barely computer literate, so please be patient with me)

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07 Apr 2014   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

Hello Frodo. Have a look at this and see if it works for you.

Google Chrome: Add a Send Link Button to the Bookmarks Bar | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial
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27 May 2014   #3

Windows 7

I believe this is a problem with IE11. Windows uses the browser for its formatting in lots of areas of the O/S. I have been trying to get a solution for about a week or two now.

We have a business which sends lots of emails each day and have template emails set up for most enquiries. I noticed that after updating to IE11 the template emails which had links in would no longer show as links when pasted in to a new email in Live Mail!

There was a similar formatting problem with IE9 were paragraphs were not showing correctly.

The only fix I have found so far is to roll back to IE10. The problem I have is that IE10 is not working properly on this PC and so I am not able to use this browser any more.

Here is a thread on Microsoft's forum about it:

Despite the moderators saying they cannot recreate the problem it still seems quite widespread!
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