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Linking to external websites in Web Help

In our web help system, we have links to external websites. While some of the linked websites are displayed properly, the other websites are not displayed. For example, if you click on such a hyperlink, you will get an error like "Refused to connect" (Chrome) or "Can't Open This Page" (Firefox). Q: How can we solve this problem?
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How to add the mouse cursor to an existing screenshot?

When capturing a screenshot I did not turn on the Capture Screenshot option in the Image Tool. Is it possible to add the mouse cursor to an existing screenshot somehow?
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How to set SEO-friendly filenames for topics?

When I export my help project as a web help system, the filenames of my topics are named like "idh-topic10.htm". I would like to set meaningful filenames that correspond to the titles of the topics, which is important for better indexing/ranking of the pages by search engines, etc. For example: If I have a topic named "User Interface", it shoul [...]
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Spell checker for multiple languages

I'm using HelpSmith version 8.4 that includes spell checker dictionaries for English and French languages. But while the spell checker works for topics written in English, it does not seem to highlight misspelled words in French. How do I make the spell checker work for both languages?
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Changing the style of active hyperlinks

In my help project, the hyperlink styles (Hyperlink, Active Hyperlink) seem to be correct. But when I hover over hyperlinks in the compiled help system, some of the hyperlinks are not highlighted with the "Active Hyperlink" style. What I am doing wrong?
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How to insert our company logo to the Web Help system?

We are using HelpSmith to create online help documentation for our company and need to customize the web help system's style. What is the easiest way to insert our company logo?
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Video in a topic plays automatically

In my help file, I have a video in one of the topics, which automatically begins to play when selecting the topic in the left hand side of the .CHM file. Is it possible to turn off the "auto play" option, so the user of the help file can play the video manually if he/she needs so. Please advise.
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