General Links in text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Valochan, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Valochan

    Valochan Member
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    Okay PLEASE forgive me if this has already been covered, I scanned through a few pages and didn't see anything.
    So I have almost thrown my phone across the room cause I don't know how to select a link in a text.


    To break it down,

    I get a TEXT
    with a blue link in it.
    And I have no clue how to select the link and go to it on my browser..
    Maybe you have to copy & paste?? I don't know how to do so either.

    Please help. I'd really like my phone to NOT be in pieces.

    MUCH appreciated!
     

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  2. gtpdjw

    gtpdjw Well-Known Member
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    When I get them all I do is long press it and it gives me the option to choose which browser iI want to use try that
     
  3. Valochan

    Valochan Member
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    It only gives me the regular message options. such as

    Call
    Save to Contacts
    Send SMS #
    Forward
    View message details
    Delete message.

    Maybe if I explain what the link is it might help?
    I use myxertones and create my own ringtones for free, and it's always worked on my other phones, and I have made it work once for my eris, but for some reason I can't get it. I think I just wrote the link down and then typed it in my browser last time, but it won't let me do it this time..

    It's frustrating... >.<

    Should I download another browser from the market? Would that give me the additional option to select the link?
     
  4. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
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    you should dl ringdroid from the market. its free and allows you to create your own ringers/notifications from music on ur sd card. Very nice app
     
  5. Valochan

    Valochan Member
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    I have it...

    SO maybe I don't really know how to use it, because when I first used it, it wouldn't let me select different parts of the song... then I updated it, and it worked, but my saved ringtone sounds like effin chipmunks. So I gave up on that app.
     
  6. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
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    also if you touch the message it should give you the option to open the link in the browser. no long press needed.
     
  7. Valochan

    Valochan Member
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    Hm... user error perhaps?
    Just pressing it (tap) it either sends me back to "all messages" or pops up my key board to reply..
    Sorry guys I really just don't get any other option... maybe I'll have someone send me a plain link and I'll see if it's just the message.
     
  8. HunterJohnson

    HunterJohnson Well-Known Member
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    i think its user error. click on the actual text itself, not the "tap to compose" field( sound like you are doing this). I just did this on multiple links. but i have also noticed that if sometimes its not a complete link ie. not www.xxxxxx.com it will not open the link
     
  9. Valochan

    Valochan Member
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    It was a full link and I was clicking right ON the link. I dunno here is how the message reads:

    69937: Myxer: (name of song)
    To download, follow this link on your phone: Http://m.myxer.com/dl/atonofnumbers/morenumbers
    11:03pm

    and I click the link which appears blue, not compose not the box where my text goes, but the actual message.

    Oh well I can just go to the site on my phone and download it there.. I was just kinda getting frustrated. I tried sending a link and it still didn't work but I guess I'm over it. I don't get links on the regular.
    Thanks for all your help, for those who did help.
     

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