Modifying the Appearance of Hyperlinks

The appearance of M-Files hyperlinks can be modified with a few registry settings. The registry settings can be added either to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE for client-wide settings, to HKEY_CURRENT_USER for settings specific to user and vault, or to both. If both are used, HKEY_CURRENT_USER takes precedence.

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.

For both keys, the actual settings are as described in the tables below.

Value name: FriendlyNameModeForHTML
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description Defines whether the object title acts as 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 for pasting the link to, for example, a cell in Microsoft Excel. The type of the link is specified via the FriendlyNameModeForHTML value. If its value has either been set to 0 or not been specified at all, the link opens the object in M-Files Desktop.
Value name: CanShowSpecificLinks
Value Type REG_DWORD
Description Controls whether 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