Unable to open web links that are viewed from the browser on the BlackBerry smartphone

Article ID: KB21439

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series
  • BlackBerry 8800 Series
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Series
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.5
  • BlackBerry smartphones

Links that appear on a web page that is viewed in the BlackBerry® Browser cannot be highlighted or opened by clicking.


The format of some web pages causes the cursor mode to be unable to highlight or open web links.


Update the BlackBerry Device Software to version 4.6 or later.

Disable the cursor mode for the Browser by performing the following steps:
  1. On the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Browser.
  2. Press the Menu key and click Options > General Options.
  3. Set the Default View to Column.
  4. Clear the Enable cursor in column view check box.
  5. Save and exit out of the browser options.
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Using the column view changes the layout all web pages that are visited. Update the BlackBerry Device Software to 4.6 or later if possible to allow for the viewing of web pages in Page view.


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