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=== Links ===
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Links are text or graphical elements that indicate further information when clicked, typically navigating to a new web page in a browser window. While it is most common to see links used in HTML, they can also be embedded within the user interface, such as in [[dialogs]] or used for [[contextual help]] (such as ''What's this?'' hints).
''A link in a configuration dialog to access further information.''
Unvisited links are typically blue and often underlined. When a user hovers over a link, the link text appears as underlined (if it wasn't already) and the pointer shape changes to a hand.
==== Guidelines ====
* Links should be styled in a consistent manner and be easily discoverable by sight alone (interaction alone is not acceptable).
* Indicate the result of clicking on a link by using link labels that are descriptive and accurately predict that result. Keep link labels short and concise.
* Make sure links in configuration dialogs are accessible via the keyboard.
'''Links in dialogs'''
* Use links in configuration dialogs to provide further information about the displayed options.
** Options include opening a ''What's this?'' hint, directing the user to a page in the user manual or opening a web page in the default browser.
* Use links in dialogs rarely, and only if the information is critical to the user (e.g. security-related hints or when a critical option is operated).
'''Links in ''Whats This?'' hints'''
* What's this hints should contain links to related information in the user manual, if available.

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