Changing the Appearance of Hyperlinks

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You can change the appearance of M-Files hyperlinks with registry settings. Add the registry settings to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE for client-wide settings or to HKEY_CURRENT_USER for user and vault settings, or to both. HKEY_CURRENT_USER is more important when registry settings are added for both.

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, the key name is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Common\Settings\Hyperlinks.

In HKEY_CURRENT_USER, the key name is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Client\MFShell\<vault>\Hyperlinks.

Add these settings on the target computer to change the way hyperlinks are shown:

Value name: FriendlyNameModeForHTML
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description Defines if the object title is a link in the HTML version of the hyperlink. Values from 1 to 3 also define the type of the link.
Value Data
  • 0: No hyperlink
  • 1: Desktop hyperlink (default)
  • 2: Web hyperlink
  • 3: Mobile hyperlink
Tip: M-Files also adds the link to your clipboard in the XML Spreadsheet format. This lets you paste the link to a cell in Microsoft Excel. The type of the link is specified in the FriendlyNameModeForHTML value. If its value is set to 0 or is not specified, the link opens the object in M-Files Desktop.
Value name: CanShowSpecificLinks
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description Controls if the HTML version of the hyperlink can include client-specific links after the object title.
Value Data
  • 0: No client-specific links are appended.
  • 1: Client-specific links are appended as specified via the "SpecificLinksMode" value (see further below).
Value name: SpecificLinksMode
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description If CanShowSpecificLinks is set to "1", controls which of the client-specific links are appended to the HTML version of the hyperlink after the object title.
Value Data
  • 0: None
  • 1: Desktop
  • 2: Web
  • 3: Desktop and Web
  • 4: Mobile
  • 5: Desktop and Mobile
  • 6: Web and Mobile
  • 7: Desktop, Web, and Mobile
Value name: PlainTextModeForClipboard
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description Controls the content of the plain-text version of the hyperlink copied to the clipboard.
Value Data
  • 0: All hyperlinks
  • 1: Desktop hyperlink only
  • 2: Web hyperlink only
  • 3: Mobile hyperlink only