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#1 bigjohn487

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 10:41 AM

On some web pages I'm in I know there should be something printed in a blank space but there's nothing there. However, when I put the cursor over the space the pointed finger hand icon appears and various text is shown in the taskbar. I can click in this space and I'll be directed to where I should go. Can someone please tell me why the text doesn't appear in the first place?

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 11:04 AM

Does it happen at only one web site? If so, post the URL here.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:01 PM

If you are using Internet Explorer click on tools, then internet options, then the advanced tab and scroll down to "Underline Links".

If "hover" is ticked, untic it and tic "always".

See if that helps.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:25 PM

No, it happens on several websites; the Underline Links was set to "Always"

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:37 PM

Albert, I'll give you an example. I was looking for info on a movie and went to the following site - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077663
At the top, next to the picture is "Writing credits." To the left of "(play)" there is nothing there on my computer but I can put the cursor over that space and drag it down and it gives me three different notations in the taskbar, i.e. two for various names and one for "full credits#writers". I get this on various sites even the wife's knitting pattern websites. All very strange. Hope you can help.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:43 PM

Try this:

Tools/internet options

At the bottom left click on "colors"

Make sure the colors for visited links and unvisited links (on the right side) are both colors that contrast with the background colors, and use hover color is unticked.

On the left side - make sure the box for "Use Windows Colors" is ticked.

Click ok, then "apply" (if applicable), then ok to exit.

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 March 2006 - 01:53 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:51 PM

The visited link color is black and the unvisted link is white. The Use Windows Colors box was already ticked. I'm not quite sure what you mean by making sure that both colors contrast with the background colors. On the left hand side both Text and Background are greyed out with nothing there.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:11 PM

If the unvisited link color is white change it to a dark color.

White will be invisable unless on a dark background.
That's why you can't see it.

The default color is blue for unvisited and magenta for visited.

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 March 2006 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:04 PM

Enthusiast - Problem solved! You're right. My wife (God bless her but does anyone want her?) had changed the colors for some reason. Many thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:55 PM

Glad we could help.




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