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OK, here is a url that I tried linking to in an answer on [this] page:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Expanded_columns_in_folders_pane_(Thunderbird)

If you click on the link, you will see that the link doesn't work as the closing bracket is omitted.

How am I supposed to do it?

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I believe the solution is to put a '\' before the closing parenthesis.

So this:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Expanded_columns_in_folders_pane_(Thunderbird)

becomes this:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Expanded_columns_in_folders_pane_(Thunderbird\ ) (without the extra space)

However, SuperUser seems to support URLs with the closing parenthesis in them, so it shouldn't be a problem here.

Source

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This does not work and I do not know why it was accepted as the answer, I even tested it. – ricbax Oct 25 '09 at 22:31
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+1. It works and the question of author never mentioned SuperUser in particular. In fact, if this was a SuperUser specific question, it would have to be moved to meta(meta.stackoverflow.com). – A Dwarf Oct 25 '09 at 22:58
    
My mistake, I should have taken a bit more time to understand the question being asked. – ricbax Oct 25 '09 at 23:10
    
No worries. Sorry I was a bit harsh in my comment. – th3dude Oct 25 '09 at 23:14

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Expanded_columns_in_folders_pane_(Thunderbird)

[1]: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Expanded_columns_in_folders_pane_%28Thunderbird%29

Use URL Encoding opening bracket ( = %28 and closing bracket ) = %29

Source: URL Encoded Characters

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