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Suggestion: Improvement to "Insert a link" Feature

I wanted to insert an external link to a few words in an article, so I selected "Insert > Link" and immediately started typing a URL without selecting the proper radio button (the second one) and hit Enter. Of course, I got the error message "Please select an article or file to link to." because CityDesk thinks I want to link to another article or file within my CityDesk site. That made me realize that I was supposed to select the second radio button first and then type in the URL.

Well, the more user-friendly (or shall I say, dummy-proof) way would be auto-selection of the radio button as soon as users start typing in the URL in the text field -- anticipating the user action.

This is my first comment on CityDesk. I know it's a small thing, but these small things count, you know.

Satoko Mellinger
Sunday, November 18, 2001

If you type in the URL field it does select the URL radio button.

Joel Spolsky
Sunday, November 18, 2001

Excuse me. Funny, I don't how it happened, but you are right.

Satoko Mellinger
Sunday, November 18, 2001

A nice thing for links would be to be able to add support for named anchors for targetting specific places in articles.

Philippe Back
Friday, December 07, 2001

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