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Oh come on Windows, you can do better than that.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by

Dear Windows,

When people see a hyperlink, they expect to be able to click it.

Failing that, they expect to be able to select the text and copy it.

When the link is for Technical Support, these things become even more important.

When the link is for my website, this sort of failure makes me cross.

Unclickable, uncopyable Support link.  Grr.

Yours sincerely,

Richie Hindle

Update: This issue is fixed in Windows 7, so yes, it turns out that Windows can do better than that. :-)

4 Responses to “Oh come on Windows, you can do better than that.”

  1. danio Says:

    Is that Vista or 7?
    XP handles it OK with a dialog box containing clickable links.

    Seems that MS really don’t like spending time finishing their software off!

  2. Richie Hindle Says:

    @danio: It’s Vista in the screenshot, but I believe Windows 7 is the same (I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong… :-) )

  3. Steve Beeston Says:

    Links are active in Windows 7. You can click on them just fine.

  4. Richie Hindle Says:

    @Steve: Ah, thanks! Cheers to Microsoft for fixing it (but boos for breaking it in Vista).

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