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How do I disable links in Windoze 7 RTF editors?

Q: How do I disable links in Windoze 7 RTF editors?

First, inevitable details:

1) I live in Taiwan and bought an English language version of Windoze 7 (home premium) while here. I have lived here for six years, so I have never seen another English language copy of 7 and don't know the behaviour of versions sold in other countries.

2) Yes, my software is registered and legal.

3) Yes, I used the search on this site before I posted this, as well as google and other searches.

The problem:

In other Windoze versions (XP, Vista, 2000, et al), if I type or paste an URL into a RTF editor, it will be treated as plain text. But Windoze 7 turns it into an active link, and if I click it with the mouse to edit it, it will open a page in my browser. If I use the keyboard and hit Enter or Space to try and break up the links, it opens the link in my browser. The links can no longer be edited, only deleted entirely.

How do I stop Windoze 7 from doing this? I want to disable this bug, but there is no mention of it in any menu or documentation. Does this happen in other people's copies or versions (e.g. enterprise) of Windoze 7?

At first I thought it was limited to Write/Wordpad, but it also happens in every other freeware RTF editor I've tried - QJot, AbiWord, RoughDraft, CopyWriter and a few others. And this annoying behaviour does not happen in other Windoze OSes, only in 7. I tested the same exact version of those same freeware RTF editors in other OSes without any problems.

No, a plain text editor is not a solution. I need the ability to copy and paste mixed language text from webpages, mixed English and Chinese names and address (and sometimes even other non-Latin languages). A plain text editor is useless because it can only handle one language or font at a time.

No, I don't want to open something as large as Open Office or Softmaker Office, and I neither have nor want the crapware that is Microsloth Office or Microsloth Worse. I'm doing quick and dirty editing and printing of addresses, names and websites for day to day living in Taiwan. Small editors like Wordpad, QJot and others are exactly what I need.

If anyone knows how to kill off that behaviour, I would appreciate hearing it.

Criticism of my manner of writing is not welcome.

Preferred Solution: How do I disable links in Windoze 7 RTF editors?

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A: How do I disable links in Windoze 7 RTF editors?

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Is there any way that Firefox can disable linked mailto: items on the web?

Every once in a while I click a link and it's someone's email address. Because I don't have Outlook and don't care to have Outlook, I then get a massive string of IE popup windows telling me I suck and it can't open email.

I think it only stops opening windows because it hits it's max. I shudder to think what would happen if it wasn't maxed out.

I checked in IE and in Firefox but don't see an option to NOT open a default mail program when you click a mailto: so I just want to not have them clickable. If that's what I can do.


A:Disable Mailto: links on the web

Do I understand correctly, you don't have an email account. This is why you don't want outlook?

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A:Virus - links redirected, disable system restore

Problem has been resolved. Thanks though.

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-Reinstalling drivers
-Tried to use another card (realtek)
-Reset my router
-Repair connection

Well thats all the thing thatI can remeber, please help im getting nothing done!!!

A:Windoze not connecting to the net properly

when you type
ipconfig /all
what does it display? you could give yourself a static ip address to see if it gets you on the network at least. you can check another pc to see what ip/subnet they are using, more than likely something
IP address 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is a number between 1 and 254)
subnet maks

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I have been trying to install Windoze XP on my new 200 Gb SATA disk for one week, but i can't manage.
I insert the OS installation CD-Rom. I press F6. I insert the floppy. I choose the first option in order to specifiy my disk. Then i press Enter to continue.
Then I press Enter to setup on my partition already formatted in NTFS.

I press F8, as I don't have another choice to accept to install Windows XP as i bought it....
Then come this screen:

"To install Windoze XP on the following on the partition you selected, setup must write some startup files to the follwing disk"...
To continue installing windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a windows XP compatible partition on tje disk above..." :giddy:

That means, "Same player, shoot again"

So, as I asked already on a forum speaking my mother tongue and did not get any answer, maybe you will be able to help me...

Thank you.

A:Installing Windoze XP on 200 Gb SATA

unless you have 3rd party scsi or raid driver don't insert a floppy disk and press f6! just boot from the CD ROM via bios, and windows should run correctly. and after the initial setup, when your system reboots, go into the bios and set your system to boot from the HDD or you will be starting all over.

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When my old computer fried, I was able to recover most of the date, and I stored it on an external harddrive. Since this harddrive is external, all my old documents are now in a folder called "My Documents" in Drive E://

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A:Windoze 7 My Documents External


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Hi Good Peoples,

Have a problem and am hoping for some help please.

My PC goes through the BIOS stage and starts to load Windoze 7, the GUI comes up and then it just stays there, goes into space with nothing happening.

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I have tried the Repair my Computer option but that did not fix it. Then I did a System Restore but that did not fix it either.

Not sure as to what to do next.

A:Won't complete Windoze Boot

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How do I disable internet explorer from opening any outside program (such as email) and preventing such popups from occurring?

Thank you!

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Hi All,
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On another computer, same network, I add a new printer, select Network, find the server BIGSERVER, find the printer SHAREPTRNAME, and finish the definition process.

So far, so good. I can print documents to that printer, etc.

When I added the new printer, it was called "SHAREPTRNAME on BIGSERVER". There is no way that I can find, to change that name. I need to change that name, to support a database application, that will not allow spaces, lowercase letters or more than 20 characters when it references a windows printer. I know, I know...but I've heard it all before, so please don't beat me up for the limitations of an application I didn't write

I tried a number of work-arounds, with no success.

I can't create a local port to point to the physical 'printer' on BIGSERVER, cause there is no physical printer.

I tried defining a share name on the printer definition of the "SHAREPTRNAME on BIGSERVER" printer, then tried defining another printer that would point to that share name...no good .

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The question comes up a lot.
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OK, this is probably gonna look like a n00b question, but I'm stumped and so now I come to you guys...

I currently have HydroIRC installed on my computer (running XP SP2 btw...) and I would like to set my computer where HydroIRC opens whenever I click on an irc link in IE or firefox. I used to be able to do it with mIRC, but mIRC's been acting up on me and I've really gotten tired of using it, to be quite honest. Right now, since I uninstalled mIRC, there is nothing set to open when I click on an "irc://" link. So, any help on how to set HydroIRC to open and load the links?

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A:Solved: windoze vista connectivity to XP

Hi:Here is a pretty good tutorial from MS on that.
And,here is a VERY complete one.


As you can see as you read,some Vista changes have been made in the sharing arena.
May just be as simple as workgroup naming,but,if not,these should cover it all.
Hope this helps.

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As the thread title suggests, everytime I try to install windows updates it fails around 15% complete. I'm lost as to how to resolve this so would appreciate any advice that you can give.

I'm running win7 home premium on a Dell Studio XPS 8100 64 Bit OS.

Many Thanks


A:[SOLVED] Windoze Update Keeps Failing

Hello Forgie and Welcome to TSF,

In order to help you we will need more information, please read through the questions below and get back to us. Try to explain the issues as much as you possibly can.

When the system update fails, do you receive any error messages?
Does it stop 15% into installation, downloading, or completing the updates?
What updates are you trying to install?

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A:Free packet sniffer for Windoze and Unix

Linux has lots of neat, free things like this. It's the primary movitation for me to learn Linux.

Check these out:




Look at the bottom of the page ... :D

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Hi Good Peoples,

Hoping someone can help me please. All was well until recently when I started having problems opening up Microsoft Office data files.

If I launch the Word or Excel program and then open the document from within the application menu, the data files open normally.

However, if I click on either an Office document data file shortcut, or even the data file itself, it takes about a minutes to open, rather than a second or two.

I thought it may be the Office Program itself, so I installed an upgrade from Office 2002 to Office 2007, but it didn't fix the problem.

Running Windoze XP with all the latest updates.

Anyone have any ideas please?

A:Wacky windoze/office shortcut problem

When you click on the document, it has to wait for Office to pick up on it , whereas , if the program is already open its rarin' to go. I have found tho , that when there are a couple of large programs used now and again , such as Office , Regular Defrags are a must!!!

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windoze lost my laptop dvd drive on a frish install
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What do I have to do to get the native Windoze bootloader back again?

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A:Deleted Linux boot loader - How do I reinstate the Windoze bootloader?

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Now I have a firewire card. Although encoder recognizes the machine and I can set EDL's, I find that I can no longer adjust the capture properties. Is there a way of getting around this other than using a video edit program? Seems ridiculous that basic capture settings can't be obtained in firewire mode.

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Does anyone know of a good free MP3/WAV editor?

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I don't remember what program that was, and I lost it when my computer crashed last year.

If you know of a similar free program, please let me know!

Thank you in advance,

Thomas Lessman
Email: [email protected]

A:MP3 & WAV Editors?

Exact Audio Copy - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ features a Wav editor; freeware.

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A:pdf editors

I use pdfescape to edit pdf documents online, and pdf24 to convert to pdf (works as a virtual printer).

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Whenever I rune something like an Editor, or Trainer, or certain types of Apps, (I.E. Cheatengine, A few EXEs, some SWFs) But not at the same time...

I get an error that says:

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Am I supposed to download some kinda reader or software, or something?

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A:Registry Editors

The official Bleeping Computer stance on Registry Cleaners which I assume is what you mean and not Registry Editors is as follows:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2853053

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Hi Folks,
I have been reading CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ.
It shows how to access 'Local Policy' & 'Group Policy' Editors.
I can't access them on my 2 computers.

A:Policy Editors

Those editors are only available on the Pro and higher versions.
Have a good day.

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A:Website editors

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A:HTML Editors

I use Dreamweaver, and am happy with it. I have also used Frontpage Express, and you will like Dreamweaver much better. As there are many sites that offer tips and help with Dreamweaver, you should find all sorts of useful lthings to do.

[Edited by RandyG on 05-21-2001 at 08:57 AM]

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Hi I'm doing some djing and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good audio editor - I'd like to cut up my songs (shorten them, loop them...) etc.
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Gimme some Feedback.

A:AUDIO editors?

Sorry I didn't see your post till just now, technical1.If your just dealing with WAV, MP3, AIFF, IRCAM, or Ogg Vorbis files, a good, fast, easy to use program is, Audacity.And it's Free.

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A:Registry Editors

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are there any powerful 5.1 ch audio editors which are compliant with AC3?If not, are there any 5.1ch AC3 plugins for conventional editors?

A:Powerful 5.1 ch editors

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I'm looking for a free photo editor I can download. I've used Picasa in the past but it seems to be a bit over encompassing. It picks out every face within every photo ever taken. I found face pictures of strangers only to find out they were way in the background of the pictures I have taken. I'm looking for something basic, user friendly and does a nice job in correcting sharpness, brightness/contrast, crops, etc., all the basics.

A:Photo Editors

Here's some Image Editor suggestions.

Most Image Viewers can perform the simple tasks you mentioned.

I use Irfanview as my default Image Viewer, then when I need more editing power, I switch to Photoshop
The freeware Gimp would be the Freeware Editor to closest to the power of Photoshop.
There's no sense in using a complicated and possibly slow Image editor to perform basic editing tasks

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Return To Castle W.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

or Rayman 1 for that matter.

Do any editors exist for these games? Links please?

A:Do these Editors Exist?

For RTCW - Check their forums here :


I believe what you need is RTCW SDK - If nothing turns up at the above then use :


There are numerous mods and user missions so presumably the designers released an SDK.

I play Op Flashpoint and there are several gigs of d/ls for that.

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A:image editors

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Hi everybody :
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In "My Music" I have two sorts of files. Those I have downloaded from KaZaAlite, and those I have got off CD's using XP Media Player.

All the audio editors I have tried (including one that was suggested on this forum) either won't save the results as an mp3 (illegal?) or won't open certain files.

I do belly dancing and the tracks I have are maybe 15min long but the dance is 3min in the middle of the song! I was successful in chopping a song I downloaded off Kazaa (before Power Audio Editor run out of free time) but with the new audio editors I have tried, they will not open songs I have got from CD (Copywrite??).

Since I am only using the demo versions I wonderd if the purchased software would do the trick, but ranging in price from $5 - $345 I am unwilling to pay the price until I know more (and you can double those US dollars to equal NZ dollars!).

A:Audio editors - which one?

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Are there any decent AUDIO EDITORS out there, preferrably freeware that will let you play around with audio files, such as WAVS and maybe let you play it in reverse, possibly add an effect or two etc... ?

Thanks in advance


A:Any decent AUDIO EDITORS that can do this?

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I was checking out this cleanup software and found on one screenshot some references to the Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editors.

Do I need to keep those IME, or is it OK to remove them?

A:Do I need to keep these Input Method Editors?

Don't use "cleaners".By using cleaners you earn 000.1 in speed and sometimes they make the things worse.
Windows 7 is not xp,windows 7 is smart is cleaning up and tidy up up itself without the need of extra software.
Though if you like to "clean" your system use the windows 7 friendly free CCleaner.

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I am looking for a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor to edit simple pages, that will work in Windows 7

Any suggestions?

I am not building web sites or applications .. I simply have a few local visual web pages that I run off a local drive ( kindda like portal pages). Dirt simple. Modest needs!

For years, I have been using Microsoft Frontpage 2000 - it was perfect. I still ahve the CD, but t would like not work anymore with WIndows 7 / Office 2003..and I dont want to start corrupting files.

So I am looking for a replacement . either free or up to $50.

I tried WebPlus, but gave up after 30 minutes of convoluted back and forth licencring and activation nonesene... on the free version!!. It insisted on a prodcut key, not supplied, and there were no retuen email address - and no one to write to and no way to contact them, with going thru dozens of FAQ pages. GOODBYE. Thats 30 minutes I will never get back.

I downloaded Komposer, but there was no way to isntall it. No setpup file; onlynested zip files. GOODBYE.

I downlaoded NVU, same as Komposer. Hopeless.

I really did not want ro go back to NOTEPAD, but , gotta say, its looking really really really good right now! In fact I will be changing my IE9 default web editor to NOTEPAD for now ( if it takes it)

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been a while since i coded any html butr I do recall notepad being one of the best! (although not wisywig but it almost is if you keep saving and refreshing the browser window)

Last time I used Expression Web and HTMLKIT.

Html Kit is free here

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What are the best free text editors that you know of? I'm looking for something besides wordpad right now, and it would be perfect if it was skinnable. =)



A:Freeware Text Editors

Try Edit Pad Lite,

I have been using it for years and would not change

EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows

Hope this helps

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I have some videos I took with my Nikon 8800 Camera, the files are .mov . Do you guys know of any free video editors? Thanks

A:Free Video Editors

Avid Free DV

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What is the best registry editor, if there is one? I have been using Uniblue and ran it and corrected my registry. I then downloaded a trial copy of Registry Cure and ran it, It says I have over 600 errors in my registry. Anyway my subscription to Uniblue has expired, what should I get.


A:[SOLVED] Registry Editors

Hi Phil. . .

I would advise that you do not use any of these products. They are an absolute waste of money and they could end up corrupting your registry. Then you'll be back to see me when the BSOD epidemic begins.

The items it is flagging as "errors" are not errors at all - just entires in the registry that currently have no association to them. They hurt nothing, take up very little space and cause non-measurable time loss during boot-up when the registry is assembled from files found on your hard drive. We are talking about a fraction of a second.

600 items out of the Vista NT Registry which can easily contain 500,000 + entries represents just 0.12% of total.

To give you an example of how some of these "errors" occur - assume that you no longer have use for Microsoft Word and un-install it. A registry scanner/cleaner would then pick up anything associated with MS Word and its files, whose file extensions are .doc (≤ Word 2003) or .docx (Word 2007) files. The un-installed Word file extension relations found in the registry would still exist, but have no program to open should a doc/x file be clicked on.

I suggest that you leave the registry alone. There may be a time in the future after the installation/un-installation of hundreds of programs where this becomes necessary, but then should only be done so under the instructions of someone familiar with registry cleaners. Most important - back up the registry before using a re... Read more

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Can anuone advise on a video editor to work on VRO files? I've tried a few and either they are not supported or when supported and try to import a 16:9 formated file , it shows as 4:3 with black bars left and right.

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