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« Reply #15 on: Jan 20th, 2018, 11:03am »

Just another little thing: the hyperlinked text makes the cursor very jittery. I noticed that before but well, didn't think of mentioning it.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 20th, 2018, 11:07am »

I just added a tiny extra but this is not visible so I try again.
I noticed that the 'hyperlinked text' also makes the cursor very jittery, it does not stay in place as nicely as above non-hyperlinked text. I don't know if it has to do with anything but well. I didn't think of mentioning it before.

Ah... a new page had been created. Sorry, missed that, shame on me.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 20th, 2018, 11:10am »

I am so out of ideas. Well, make sure you're using the most up to date Stickies, and here's a link to the download; http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/download.html
In fact, reinstalling Stickies is a GOOD idea to try. Try that!

"it's been all used up whahahahahahaha!" - right, what you're seeing is pretty strange. I cannot think of anything else which might help. And I'm uncertain how much control Tom has over the code governing hyperlinks.

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« Reply #18 on: Jan 20th, 2018, 11:29am »

Well, thank you Cynthia, since you're the only one with ideas all my thanks go to you and you have a lot of them smiley
I will reinstall indeed. This is the first time I ever encountered this and I am at a loss. Years and years ago there was 'something strange' and Tom solved it. I hope the reinstall will work.
On the Windows7 machine it all works fine. I am considering exporting the sticky to use it on this machine, if this is possible of course. I never looked into it but maybe it can be done. I could even try the code itself, if I remember correctly there was an option to see the code.

But first things first: a reinstall.
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 20th, 2018, 11:53am »

I just did an uninstall.
I shut down the machine (not restart).
I fired up the machine again.
Installed Stickies through the link you provided.
And created a stickie with a link in it.
Alas... The option to copy the hyperlink is not in the right-click menu if I right-click or highlight-right-click on the link.

Now I am getting a bit less optimistic about resolving this rolleyes embarassed
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 23rd, 2018, 07:14am »

Dear forum.
I have exported the correct sticky from the Windows7 workstation and placed it on the Windows10 laptop's desktop.
The links that worked perfectly on the workstation in Windows7 do, when right-clicked, not give me the 'copy hyperlink' option on this laptop.
I am getting a bit frustrated sad
Maybe it's a Windows10 thing? The thing is though I will soon have to move to a Windows10 environment workstation. I have been using Stickies for ages and not just for quick access to links but for reminders and more. I really like Stickies and even promote it. But I can't use the links option anymore and this is a big issue to me.
Can someone shed light on this matter?
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 23rd, 2018, 12:20pm »

As I recall, the only issue you're seeing is this: When you right-click a hyperlink in a stickie, you don't see the option "copy link address".

Hopefully it will work flawlessly on the Windows 10 workstation you will soon be using. I'm assuming (though maybe not!) that others using Windows 10 have read this thread, tried out the right-click option, and have not encountered the issue you're experiencing.

Btw - I just tried a regular "copy" of a hyperlink and pasted it into my Windows 7 WordPad. The hyperlink was preserved. Assuming you have apps which would preserve hyperlinks set up in Stickies, perhaps that would be of help?

Probably a naive suggestion, but perhaps you could try a different browser.

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« Reply #22 on: Jan 23rd, 2018, 12:32pm »

Dear Cynthia, thank you.
As a web developer I am using multiple browsers, one as the default and this can be one of choice. I have been using FF and Opera as defaults over the last years. But this does not affect the option on this W10 laptop.
The copying of the hyperlinking text works just fine. But it's the full link that I want. As I showed in the screenshot I am using the names of pages and those are made interactive. Pasting all the long links in the Sticky would make it too crowded and not easy to find the link I am looking for since it would result in a big file with the names of the pages with the long links underneath. I might then just as well use Word or even Notepad to place all the links. What I liked about Stickies was the option to simply use the name of the page and then make that interactive. People I send the information to have to be able to see the link address smiley
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 23rd, 2018, 6:38pm »

Via Google, I see that there have been hyperlink issues on Windows 10 computers. Just noticed this today.

A small suggestion. Try it on a different Windows 10 computer. If it works on a different computer running Windows 10, then the issue you're seeing becomes even more intractable; it becomes something, I'm sorry to say, you will probably have to live with on that particular laptop, or else find some other software which satisfies your needs. smiley

When I was busy making skins for Stickies, I had a pesky reputation for being a bug finder. (Discovering bugs is a natural consequence of making skins, and I was rarely shy about letting Tom know about them.) But I've encountered problems in Stickies which could not be quickly sorted out. Right now, luckily, I don't see any annoying problems.

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« Reply #24 on: Jan 24th, 2018, 02:13am »

I tried it on "win10 PRO" both stickies versions v9 and v8 ,while in winXP i have the menu option to copy "link adress" it does not show in win10 for both versions.

Strange it does not show , i would expect it to show but maybe not working.It seems to be a win10 problem ( one of many ) undecided

When you copy the link all info is on the clipboard ( you can paste it in another sticky as a"friendly" link) so in the worst case it is not difficult to parse the data to get the link but i am sure Tom Revell will find a workaround to get the option back smiley



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« Reply #25 on: Jan 24th, 2018, 09:01am »

Hi Eef.
This is very useful. I didn't find this myself and thought it could only be due to some weird bug on either the Stickies or Windows10 side. I hope they can resolve it. I have been using computers for a long time, doing lots of stuff for clients to resolve problems and most tricks that were suggested were among the first things I tried. I jumped through quite some hoops before I finally decided to write smiley I am so used to solving my own problems!
But well, let's hope this is something that will be fixed soon. It is strange that I saw the 'Copy hyper link' option once and then it disappeared. It's as if for some reason it is removed from the pop-up menu, could be because the link is not recognized anymore when you right-click.
In any case: I will keep using Stickies (loyal fan) and keep promoting it. I also thought, maybe a different skin would not have this problem. I don't use skins but it could be interesting to see if this helped. It would suprise me but oh well! cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: Jan 25th, 2018, 12:20pm »

Hi there,

Sorry for the delay, I've been away.

The way that "copy hyperlink" gets on there is a bit of a hack I'm sorry to day, as it was the best I could do with the rich edit control. What you really want of course is a way to edit the hyperlink, but shhh, no-one ask for that, and we'll all pretend it's OK that's missing...

There's a flag as you move the mouse around a sticky which controls whether the mouse is currently over a hyperlink. Whenever the mouse moves, it gets set to either true or false.

Then when you right-click, if the value is true, then the menu item gets added. Another thing which depends on that value is the tooltip which appears when you move the mouse over a hyperlink. Does that appear when you hover over a hyperlink please?

Do you know whether this changed around the same time that any updates were applied to your system?

Is the text of the sticky at all private? Could you save it as an RTF file (which will contain the hyperlinks) and send it to me, so that I could try it here?

Thanks,

Tom
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« Reply #27 on: Jan 25th, 2018, 2:08pm »

Dear Tom.

Thank you for your reply! And it can be good to go away, so that's fine of course!

I thought it was something way back deep in the code, yes, since the simple workarounds did not work and because initially I did have the menu, but only once, as if something got unregistered.
Now it's getting interesting cheesy
I understand how it works, so it's a true/false thing that for some reason goes all haywire and does not see the links.

You ask if I see a tooltip when I hover above a link.
And that is what I meant when I wrote things got jittery over a link. The tool tip appears but ever so briefly after which the cursor will get jittery and jumpy. It flickers. Every once in a while the tooltip reappears but only for less than a second and it usually does not come back.

The behaviour of the sticky did not change after an update or actually, I freshly installed Stickies on this Windows10 laptop. It didn't have Stickies on it before. I could check on the Windows7 workstation but I am scared of losing the functionality cheesy

I look forward to getting this solved and will do all I can to help of course, I really appreciate you're taking this seriously. So let me know if I can help.
There is nothing private in the sticky, only a few links to web pages which are made with the title of the page, turned into a hyperlink.

What I usually do is right-click to copy the path since some clients need to see the full path.
In other cases I simply copy the text to paste the name of the page which will be hyperlinked.
So I need to be able to:
1. Copy the hyperlink itself or
2. Copy the hyperlinked text

I will send you the file.
As a reminder: the sticky works just fine on the Windows7 machine. But not on this Windows10 laptop. It is the same stickie I used on the workstation, I simply imported it to this laptop thinking there might have been some corruption in the stickies I created on the laptop.

I hope this is all clear. Let me know.
And let me know where I can send the stickies, I know you are very busy and receive a lot of email. You can use the email adress that is in my profile to send me an email with instructions if you like, then I can send it. I assume you don't want to reveal any 'use this trick to bypass my email filters tip' on the forum cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: Jan 25th, 2018, 2:34pm »

I tested it again on a win10 system and found that if you get the tooltip
you can get the menu option but it is very difficult to get the tooltip it is jittery see gif:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3hkmo6lk4dmytg/grabpage.gif?dl=1

It seems you cannot embed images anymore on this forum even normal png ?

Greetings,
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« Reply #29 on: Jan 25th, 2018, 2:46pm »

I tried to embed the screenshot earlier too grin But it didn't work.
And yes indeed, that's what I mean: the cursor is very jittery. I wonder if it's to do with motion, I mean my hand is not always that stable.
So I attached a different mouse.
I didn't get the menu item. If I highlighted the text and right-clicked I did get the menu item ONCE. But not the second time. Nor the third, fourth, fifth... And so on. The cursor would be jittery again.
It seems pretty erratic cheesy
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