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Extra characters when sending a web link? Answered

I use Vista on a desktop and Yahoo for my email and Firefox 9.1 for my browser. When I click on a web page to send the link, for example "https://www.instructables.com/", what it sends is " http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2F&subject ". I have tried using Hotmail and Internet Explorer browser and have the same problem. I realize something is substituting %3A%2F%2F for ://.  This seemed to have started about a year ago maybe when there was an upgrade to Foxfire.    I tried everything on the Foxfire help pages and that didn't help.  Does anyone know how to correct this.


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9 years ago

When you're copying and pasting you are not just taking the visible characters... you are copying the formatting of the text also. This is obviously a problem.

The simplest solution is to copy addresses and paste them into an editor like "notepad" (free with Windows). Then highlight the address again. Copy it and then paste it into your email etc...

Notepad does not support the formatting characters so you can remove them with this program very easily.