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  • I have noticed that the underline format doesn’t show an underline.
    The bold, itallics, and b-quote work.
    I don’t know about the other formats, so I’ll example them here.

    (Line above the underline)

    Underline

    (Line below the underline)

    The following, I don’t know how well these will work;
    Thanks
    OL`
    <ol>
    1
    2
    3</ol>`

    Li
    1
    2
    3
    The below should all be good.
    Bold itallic

    B-Quote

    Code
    More Code

    If any of these (e.g. underline) are not properly shown in this example, then what may be the cause?

    Thanks

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  • Hi Philip Ingram (@pingram3541),

    Thank you for that very informative information on editing.

    a) How long has this feature been available for (or when was it first instituted)?
    – for the 5 to 15 minute last minute edit function
    – for the timeless URL

    b) do you know if it has a history of being available or not available, over spans of time?

    c) is this feature universally available to all site users, and how do we access the “5 to 15 minute editor” on the page (button, icon, symbol, link).

    d) Noticing the 3 and a half hours elapsed time between your post and my reply, would it be correct to conclude that your reply was made by means of the URL?

    Also;
    I like your thinking process, you “solution seek” “on the fly”.
    Since you think some folks will find the “firefox force underline” instructions useful, I will place them separately following this, so they stand out better.

    Thanks

    Intro;
    The following is an extract from the main thread of this topic,
    made separately available for any persons that might find it useful,
    in order to satisfy their own personal preferences for how they wish to have their browser display links.

    Example in the case of Firefox –

    There are ways to customize Firefox web browser that are well beyond the menu system settings (see “about:config” below).But to make this setting, the menu settings is as far as one needs to go.
    The location in the menu varies between versions. So these following instructions will be given more generally.

    How to Force Underlines for links in Firefox;
    =============================================

    i) Look for “preferences” or “options”

    2) Under either of those, look for “Content” (This will probably be on the same menu that starts with “General”).

    3) Look for the section “titled” “Fonts & Colors”, then click on “Colors”.

    4) In the box or page that is displayed after clicking on “colors”, look for a checkbox that is labelled “Underline Links”. Put a check mark in the box and all is done.

    Notes ;

    a) You can also force the color system that your browser uses, in the options at this and some previous points along the way to here.
    This is useful if you happen to have sight impairments, or color blindness, so what ever site you are looking at, your browser will force the formats that you have chosen to best suit your own sight requirements.
    You may also be able to force font types</strong>.

    b) Though it is possible to force links to be underlined, it is not specific as to whether it can alternatively force links to be stripped of underlines (which it may well do, but I haven’t checked to confirm).

    c) For instructions on using “about:congig” see
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

    d) For those with visual impairment the “about:config” settings allow you to also activate the following ;
    i) Braille Display – “accessibility.usebrailledisplay;”
    ii) Text to Speech – “accessibility.usetexttospeech;”
    iii) Browser Anchor Color – “browser.anchor_color;#COLORC”
    iv) A number of settings for Display Appearance – “browser.display.background_color;#COLORC”

    There are many other settings, and the above ones are not even a fifth way down the range of fully customizable settings.

    Please excuse the typos.
    But I have no way to edit them,
    even in such short a time after making the posting.

    a) How long has this feature been available for (or when was it first instituted)?
    – for the 5 to 15 minute last minute edit function
    – for the timeless URL

    I have no idea, just something I’ve come to notice immediately after posting, there will be a text link just below your posted comment that says “Edit”. I have no idea how long it lasts.

    b) do you know if it has a history of being available or not available, over spans of time?

    Sorry, no clue, the wp.org guys can chime in maybe?

    c) is this feature universally available to all site users, and how do we access the “5 to 15 minute editor” on the page (button, icon, symbol, link).

    This as well I do not know, I only assumed it was available to everybody because I don’t feel all that special and would wonder why I have that ability while others do not.

    d) Noticing the 3 and a half hours elapsed time between your post and my reply, would it be correct to conclude that your reply was made by means of the URL?

    Yes, I had chosen the option to edit my response but had to step away for family matters, upon returning I was able to complete my edits and was in part foolish because I didn’t check the thread for additional responses before I posted the edit.

    The url I believe is a format of the post/comment id of some sort and if you know that format, yes I believe one can edit past comments as needed. I won’t be able to see the format again until I submit this comment.

    Ok, now that I have just posted that I realize the “edit” link only shows in the lower right corner upon hovering over the comment just written otherwise it is hidden. The format is:

    https://wordpress.org/support/reply/post-id-numbers-go-here/edit/

    If you right click on your previously posted comment and choose to inspect the code with your browser you’ll see each comment is wrapped in a div with an id of post-1234567890 of course replacing with the actual numerical value. Simply substitute the part of the url above “post-id-numbers-go-here” with the numerical value of your comment’s id excluding the “post-” part.

    I believe that as long as you know this trick, you can go back and edit each comment. I may be wrong.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Philip Ingram.
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