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As promised, here notes about how to cut and paste a link:

 

  • Open up the page with the link.  Say it’s in an e-mail, it’ll be highlighted in blue and underlined.
  • Take your mouse, hold down the left button and scroll across the entire length of the link, say left to right, until the entire link is highlighted, then release the left mouse button.
  • Right click on the link that you just highlighted and, from the drop-down menu, left-click on Copy.
  • Open your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.).  It can be a link to any of your desktop shortcuts, it doesn’t matter so long as it’s opened in Internet Explorer.
  • Locate the address bar.  It’ll be near the top of the browser page, and it’ll have an address, like http://www.msn.com written in it.
  • Right click with your mouse on the address written in the address bar (doesn’t matter what the address is, could be www.fidelity.com), then left-click on paste from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Go, or user your enter key to go to the pasted website.
  • If you want to keep the web site for future use, click on File, then Send To from the drop down menu, then Desktop (Shortcut) from the fly-out menu.  (Most browsers, anyway).
  • For your information, sometimes all you have to do is hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while double-clicking with the left mouse button to take you directly to the linked web page.  You can always try this first…

 

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