Putting links in the combox

I don't normally do tech support but this problem has caused incovenience to some readers. Therefore...

If someone pastes in a long URL into the combox (e.g. from a newspaper story) it may go beyond the end of the line. (There are no spaces for the line to break at.) The text is all there but you can't see it. If you try to select to the end of the line, you do not get all the URL.

If people do this, you can solve the problem as follows:
Select from the beginning of the URL to a line below the URL. Paste this text into Windows notepad. There you can see the whole of the URL, you can select it, copy it to the clipboard and then paste it into the link box of the browser.

When you want to direct people to a web page, do not just paste the URL text into the combox. Do a link instead using the html anchor tag. Here's what you do:

1. Type in the following: <a href=
2. Type or paste the URL in double quote marks
(e.g. "http://www.vatican.va/")
3. close the angle brackets: >
4. Put in the text you want to see as the link text (e.g. Vatican website)
5. Put in the closing tag - </a>;

You end up with the following:

<a href="http://www.vatican.va/">Vatican website</a>

and it looks like the following:

Vatican website

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