- CrackBerry Abuser
04-30-2011, 12:53 PM #2
- 218 Posts
If it is a clickable link then it should open when clicked. If a single tap doesn't work, try a quick double tap. You may have to try several times.
If the URL is just text and not a clickable link, then tapping it is going to do nothing.
I don't know why some URL's are not clickable on the PlayBook. On the BlackBerry handset I would change the email to text only and the URLs would become clickable. But no such option on the PlayBook.
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04-30-2011, 02:13 PM #3
- 19,447 Posts
aiharkness is correct.
I experimented the other day after being unable to click ( almost pounded on the darn link) on what I thought was a link I had sent myself, I went back and found another email from a friend. The link in the second email was clickable. I looked them over and compared the two.
The link I had sent myself (from TheBat email program) was PURE TEXT. It looked like a link but it was not blue - therefore, not clickable. The one from the friend would highlight in blue and was clickable. Explored further and found that I was using TEXT mode when composing my email. I changed to html mode and resent the email and the link was live/clickable.
So it will depend on how the email you receive was composed. Some programs/folks prefer straight text - that way no hidden links (virus/malware) will result. But the "http://www.xyz.com" will merely be unclickable text. You will have to manually copy/paste to use the link.
And, yes, the same email and link that was UNclickable on the PB was fully clickable on my 9650/Bold. So the pb and bb phones work differently.
Edited to add: It would be nice if a MODERATOR gave this thread a more specific title - "Email links in Bridged Messages" or something similar.
Last edited by F2; 04-30-2011 at 02:25 PM.