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Tech Tip #3: How to Turn a Website Address Into a Link

Posted by on June 30, 2010

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: I get emails from friends with links to websites. How do they do that?

A: When you have a website you want to send to people, here’s what you do:

  • Copy the address located at the top of the screen (right click on it and select copy).


  • Return to your email (it’s probably sitting on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen) and paste the address into the message part of the email (using right-click paste, edit-paste, or the paste tool on the top toolbar).
  • You’re almost done–now push the space bar or enter after the address. That creates the link.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 5-1-16

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