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Add support for apt:// link schema

Instead of having to remember the whole shebang, it would be easier to just support apt://package links.
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What to do with answers that are just a link to a page that requires registration/login to view?

This answer is an example of an answer that is just a link, and to a page that requires a user account just to view. Creating an account on that external site is free. You can even log in with a ...
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Use of download links in answers

Hi this may be a question that has been asked before but after a bit of searching I could not find anything this specific so I have taken the liberty to ask just in case. I have just answered a ...
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Should posts be edited to have readable links?

When reading, i find it infuriating to see links posted rather than Example. Should questions and answers be edited to make links more readable, or is this not really seen as ...
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A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to "here"

As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
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How to obtain a direct link to an answer?

Is there any way to obtain a link to a concrete answer? Like this: GUI works but the console's (CTRL-ALT-F1-F6) "don't" (but I obtained this link via the Stack Exchange notifications)...
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How to make link open in new tab

I know that in posts(answers/questions) I can use html, but when I try to write: <a href="http://some_link" target="_blank">Link</a> its not working, how to fix that?
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
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Hyperlinked answers with no content

I've noticed a lot of questions where an individual has linked to external content to answer a question without bringing in the actual information. Some of these questions, the links are dead (even ...
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Make links visible on escaped text

There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
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How to link to manpages?

What would be the best way to link to (and highlight) manpages when answering questions? I frequently want to refer back to manpages, and I'd like to get it right. (For example, in an answer, I'll say ...
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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments

Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, or ...
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Can we have "tools" link at the top of Ask Ubuntu site?

For users (not moderators) who have more than 10,000 reputation and who have access to o moderator tools why doesn't exist a link for tools at the top of Ask Ubuntu site? How can we have it there? I ...