What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

When answering a question, is there any way to turn the string "about:config" into a hyperlink that will open exactly that ("about:config", a feature of Mozilla applications) when clicked on?

It seems that "http://" is required at the beginning of a hyperlink for it to be recognized as such. Is that correct?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

It doesn't look like that link will work anyway, probably a security feature of Firefox:

http://jsbin.com/ogobo

<a href="about:config">about:config</a>

If that worked, you could have cheated and used a service like tinyurl to get around the markdown "bug":

about:blank

share|improve this answer
    
I can't get markdown to link to about:blank though... –  Kobi Oct 20 '10 at 12:57
    
You're right, it appears as a hyperlink at jsbin but nothing happens when I click on it. I thought it would work because kb.mozillazine.org/About%3aconfig have a bunch of them which I can click and the correct page would open...but I just now realized they're being turned into links automatically by the Linkification Firefox addon I have installed (and completely forgot about). –  Xhantar Oct 20 '10 at 13:13
    
Interestingly, such a link seems to work when you right click and open in a new window/tab. –  Thomas W. Feb 20 '13 at 10:30

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .