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Old 01-03-2015, 04:56 AM   #1
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Red face Link was Added to Launcher


Dell 2400 Dimension 2GB ram OS Ubuntu 12.04

I foolishly clicked on a link which them parked itself in Launcher.

I have unlock it from Launcher.

Will the Link still be somewhere in my PC? If so how do I remove it?

Linux-questions will not let me show the link.

Which I did show the link in earlier post which never came onto Linux-questions site

How do I show the link that I followed? Or should I not do this?

When I following the link on the internet British Telecom (My ISP) said "Sorry could find Link"

any advice please.

Richard14

Last edited by Richard14; 01-04-2015 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Trying to make it clearer
 
Old 01-03-2015, 05:08 AM   #2
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Unlocking something from the launcher will have not have any consequences other than removing it from the launcher.
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This site will not let me show the link.

When following the link BT said "Sorry could find Link"

any advice please.
What site? What link? What is BT? (British Telecom??? If so what's that got to do with your problem?) I have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe you should clarify what you're trying to say.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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Thank you jdkaye I hope the my edit helps to make clearer for everybody.
 
Old 01-04-2015, 06:15 AM   #4
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It's the word "link" that's confusing me. Are you concerned about removing the link? or the object that is being linked to? Is the link in question to a url? or a link to a program somewhere on your machine? It almost sounds like you are talking about a bookmark -- a clickable url that is typically underlined and in a different font colour that opens a browser to the web address in question. I didn't know you could put those kind of links in Ubuntu's launcher.
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How do I show the link that I followed? Or should I not do this?
You show a link by clicking on the small icon above the composing window (where I am typing this message now) that is a picture of a globe with one link of a chain underneath it. You click on that icon and supply the text you want to appear in your post and the url of the site you're linking to. Here is an example of that kind of link. The text is "Here" and it is linked to linuxquestions.org. I hope this clears thing up a bit for you.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:54 AM   #5
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Yes you are correct the word link I meant was a url which was all underlined and blue in colour and went to my browser and tried to open it. This did not happen British Telecom said Sorry could not find it.

My question is - is it still somewhere in my computer?

But thank you for your trouble and helping me jdkaye.

Last edited by Richard14; 01-04-2015 at 10:12 AM. Reason: adding more info
 
Old 01-04-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
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What is this launcher - what happens when you start firefox - do you get your normal home page?
 
Old 01-04-2015, 12:53 PM   #7
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Launcher is a set Icons/symbols on Left hand side of Ubuntu/Linux OS
like short cuts to programes/browser etc.

You can set up your homepage in your browser from tools (3 horizontal bars top Right hand side) in Firefox.

hope this helps you.

Last edited by Richard14; 01-04-2015 at 01:14 PM. Reason: Corrections
 
Old 01-04-2015, 03:31 PM   #8
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My question is - is it still somewhere in my computer?
No, I would not worry about the link to a url. If it's not a bookmark on your browser then I don't see where it could be. If it is a bookmark on your browser then you can delete it if you don't want it around. Since I also use BT as my ISP I'm curious about this mysterious link. They must like you more since they never send me anything; no links nor anything else.
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