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Teresa Brady's profile picture
Posts: 33

12 August 2015, 17:07


We are using 1.9.

When users insert an image into a Text box (by copying the image link from the files area), the image becomes a hyperlink.

 The image below shows the image is now a hyperlink:


If the user clicks on the image, then they are taken straight to the image in their browser.

Is this normal behaviour?

Is there a workaround to stop this hyperlinking?

Thanks in advance,


Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 4729

13 August 2015, 8:30

Hello Teresa,

I don't know if it is a bug or not. ;-) It does link the image automatically to the image upon saving the text box. You can't see the link in the HTML. So I suspect that it works like a regular link: When you put a link like into the text without actually linking it, it will be auto-linked.

You can overwrite that and link to a different website by providing the actual link target. I checked 1.10 and 15.04: The auto-linking only happens in 1.9 and 1.10 but not in 15.04 anymore as we made changes there.

I don't know of a workaround to stop the auto-linking I'm afraid. The students could link to the image source, but that would still mean that the image is linked.




Teresa Brady's profile picture
Posts: 33

13 August 2015, 11:28

Thanks for that Kristina.

We will be by-passing 1.10 and upgrading to 15.04 in a few months.

Kind regards,


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