Posting Links Help Needed

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  1. Richard Whiting

    Richard Whiting Very Well-Known Member
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    I'd like to be able to insert links in some of my threads, BUT I'll be darned if I know how to do that. For example: I'd like to be able to insert youtube videos links.
    If you know, please explain.
    Thank you
     
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    This might look a little different on your computer than it does on my iPad, @Richard Whiting ; but the basic idea should be the same.
    1. Go to youtube and choose the video you want to share, and click the share tab on the video.
    2. A little box should pop up that has “copy link” (or something similar) , click that.
    3. Go to the forum and paste the link into the post where you want to share it. It will just look like a string of letters/numbers until you actually put your post on the forum. (You can use the “control V” to paste the video.)


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    On my computer, I click "Share" on YouTube.... copy... come back here.... click the little film strip thing .... paste ... then click "insert."
     
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    The problem I have is That I have no idea how to "paste".
    Of all of the images above, there is nothing that says "paste"

    I went to youtube and I located the video I wanted to share. I clicked share and then copy.
    Then I went to Seniorsonly , but that is where I get lost with no way to share that video
     
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    See the little film strip? Click on that. A box will pop up. Click on the box. It will say "Enter media URL" Then click paste. Then click "Embed"
     
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    Go to the reply box on Seniors Only, right click where you'd type your reply. Click on "paste" from the drop down menu, or simply use CTRL+V.
     
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    I can 'paste' ok, working on the link thing still.
     
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    On my Chromebook, there is no RIGHT CLICK.
    When I clicked CTRL+V (at the same time) all I get on the screen is a V.

    Maybe I'm just too dumb to understand
     
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    @Jake Smith has a Chromebook, maybe he can help.
     
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    I'm not familiar with a chromebook, but a quick google found this...

    Simply tap the touchpad with two fingers and the right-click menu will open on your Chromebook. How to right-click on a Chromebook with the keyboard? Press and hold the “Alt” key on the keyboard and tap the touchpad with one finger. This will instantly open the right-click menu.
     
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    Y'all lost me. :D
     
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    That's the way Richard, just tap two fingers on the touchpad.:)
     
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    As I read your post, I did exactly as you said. I Pressed and held the "Alt" key and I tapped the touch pad with one finger. It does not open a right click menu. It opens a list of things to do, such as cut, copy paste etc. BUT NO RIGHT CLICK. ????????
     
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    Try just putting the cursor on something on the screen and then just tap the touchpad with two fingers.
     
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    Under a Youtube video, there's a box that says Share.
    Click on, it and you'll see a box that says Copy.
    Do "control" and "c" on your keyboard. The link will turn blue.
    Then, click "control" and "v" in the 'post reply' section here.
     
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