to suggest you CAN do links on a tablet/ipad?

(38 Posts)
BrunellaPommelhorse Sun 31-Mar-13 14:47:43

you just highlight the address by holding down your finder. select copy

then hold down finger on area you are pasting it to, until it pastes, and... er paste

pompompom Sun 31-Mar-13 14:52:28

Yeah, its not too difficult but it can be a pita

landofsoapandglory Sun 31-Mar-13 14:53:57

YANBU. DS2 taught me, it is really easy.

starfishmummy Sun 31-Mar-13 14:58:06

I can do it on my android phone, so yes, yanbu

jamaisjedors Sun 31-Mar-13 15:01:28

And on that subject, is it that hard to tick the "convert links automatically" box at the bottom?

Or maybe it is, no ipad here! smile

CleverClod Sun 31-Mar-13 15:23:44

I've only had my iPad mini for a few weeks, therefore it's all very new to me, and wondered why everyone kept saying they couldn't do links, I found how to do it by not knowing you couldn't and simply trying smile

dearcathyandclare Sun 31-Mar-13 15:29:56

I've just tried following your instructions and can't find 'copy' on my tablet. Whereabouts is it? Or is it because mine's a samsung not an I pad?

maddening Sun 31-Mar-13 15:53:28

I do them on my phone - samsung galaxy3

I do think tthat all posts should convert links automatically rather than having to tick a box

carben Sun 31-Mar-13 15:54:14

http://www.ibizaceremony.com/node/480

Testing

maddening Sun 31-Mar-13 15:55:09

Normally if you highlight it then hold down on it the options to copy it.

EMUZ Sun 31-Mar-13 15:55:41

And if you put [[ ]] round the link it makes it clickable on the mobile app

carben Sun 31-Mar-13 15:56:06

I've copied and pasted but why doesn't it make it into an actual underlined link ?

INeedThatForkOff Sun 31-Mar-13 15:56:16

I can do it on my Android. Bit of a faff putting brackets round to turn a word into a link but only because I have to select the brackets from a different part of the keyboard.

carben Sun 31-Mar-13 15:58:19
carben Sun 31-Mar-13 15:58:55

Yeah !

Trills Sun 31-Mar-13 16:01:44

YANBU to suggest that one can do links on a tablet or phone

YABU to suggest that you can do it, because the "you" who is being addressed might actually be a bit crap unable to do them because they are a bit crap of some reason.

dearcathyandclare Sun 31-Mar-13 17:49:46

Thanks Maddening, by jove I think I've got it!

It is easy to do a link, I wouldn't post if I couldn't be bothered to do a link. I don't tend to look up a web address where a poster hasn't made them into a link. Here is a YouTube guide. I haven't watched it, because I know it is easy to post a link on my ipad/iPhone.

YaNbu

stressyBessy22 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:41:00

Could I respectfully remind you that there are about a hundred different forums on MN.Why not take a few seconds to look for an appropriate one instead of just prefixing technical tip with AIBU.

Fakebook Sun 31-Mar-13 18:49:04

I received an iPad mini yesterday as a gift and its easier to do links on this than my iPhone. Less fiddly.

BrunellaPommelhorse Sun 31-Mar-13 20:01:05

We no. Ill fecking post it where I like.

As you were.

ElphabaTheGreenAndBlacks Sun 31-Mar-13 20:09:00

YANBU. I've always been mystified by posters who say, 'I'm on my phone so I can't do links right now...' Eh?

And AIBU is one of the highest traffic areas, you YANBU to post such an utterly reasonable piece of advice here where there is the highest chance of the technologically crippled challenged seeing it!

Dereksmalls Sun 31-Mar-13 20:13:47

Oh, I just assumed when people said that they must have diffent brands of phone to me ie not an iPhone. I do links all the time.

Trills Sun 31-Mar-13 20:26:40

It' not about high traffic. t's about whether answering "YABU" or "YANBU" makes any sense. And here it does.

YANBU. They are very easy on a tablet and even on a phone (despite me needing glasses to see properly on the phone so a bit more of a faff).

This isn't a technical tip, it's a moan about people who can't be bothered to work out how to do links and use their choice of device as an excuse. Ideal AIBU fodder if you ask me.

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 31-Mar-13 20:37:56

I find it incredibly difficult on my iPhone it depends on the webfite and how the link is.

ceeveebee Sun 31-Mar-13 20:44:11

I find it hard to copy the address on an iPhone, so I click the arrow at the bottom and click "mail" which then copies the address to a draft email, and I copy it from there

trixymalixy Sun 31-Mar-13 21:03:07

YANBU, I don't think it's particularly hard to do links on either an iPhone or an iPad.

thegreylady Sun 31-Mar-13 22:13:28

I can do it on a tablet by copying the address.I've never tried on a phone.

TheDetective Sun 31-Mar-13 22:24:29

Piece of piss to do it on the iPhone.

YANBU.

Yanbu, although it is more fiddly on the app than on the mobile site.

BitBewildered Mon 01-Apr-13 02:39:39

It is fine on an iPhone on the mobile site. I haven't used the app for ages.

alwayslateforwork Mon 01-Apr-13 02:47:17

It's piss easy if you've got a handy 12yo to show you how.

Fecking impossible if you're 42 and have been dragged up with a zx 81. these things don't come with instruction manuals like in the good ol' days, and you are just supposed to 'know'.

Intuitive my arse.

Kungfutea Mon 01-Apr-13 03:44:01

I didn't know that! Thank you smile

Lueji Mon 01-Apr-13 07:39:49

You can also copy the address from the messages and paste into the web browser.
It works both ways. grin

SweepTheHalls Mon 01-Apr-13 07:49:44
SweepTheHalls Mon 01-Apr-13 07:50:07

Yay! Thank you!

Iaintdunnuffink Mon 01-Apr-13 08:21:48

It's easy enough to do a web link but I did have one older browser on my iPad that didn't show the address bar. I can do it on my android phone but it can be a pita to open the page you want to link to, copy link, then navigate back to the page you want to post link on. If I'm not connected to wifi it can be painfully slow.

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