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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am

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Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
You can hold your finger on the link and then copy the URL and paste it into a different tab, looking at it before you go ahead.

Edit - Actually it should come up if you just hold your finger on it. It does on my phone.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:43 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 am
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
Edit - Actually it should come up if you just hold your finger on it. It does on my phone.
Good spot - that works on my Lumia too.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
You said tapping too, surely that involves lifting the finger off too, otherwise it's just a put. Or something.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
You said tapping too, surely that involves lifting the finger off too, otherwise it's just a put. Or something.
Yeah, it was a confusing post so I ignored it.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the specific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
Doesn't the mobile site have a button to tap to show/hide the alt text?
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
Doesn't the mobile site have a button to tap to show/hide the alt text?
I don't read it on its own site, and I don't get the mobile versions of sites on my phone. Could this be an actual benefit of looking at mobile-designed formatting at last?
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