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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Toggle Link Underlining

SUMMARY: Toggle whether or not webpage links should be underlined by Internet Explorer 8, or whether or not underlines appear on mouse hovering.

By default, Internet Explorer 8 underlines links on web pages unless those pages were developed with code that removes these underlines. If you do not like the look of underlined links, you can disable them or only show underlines when the mouse pointer is hovering over a link.

1. Access the Internet Options dialog box. If the menu bar is visible, you can select "Tools" - "Internet Options". If the Command Bar is visible, click the "Tools" button and select "Internet Options". If neither are available, try typing Alt + T then O.


Accessing Internet Explorer 8 options via the Command Bar



2. When the "Internet Options" dialog box appears, click the "Advanced" tab.


3. Underneath "Settings", scroll down underneath "Browsing" to "Underline links". Click on the "Always", "Hover", or "Never" radio button as desired.

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box and store your settings.

Note that some webpages may override this setting.

Return to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 page.

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