When you want to hyperlink a word or phrase in your post you normally select the text and hit the URL button (looks like globe) which surrounds your text with [url]TEXT[/url]
If your text is a url like www.cnn.com
then you are done.
If not you normally need to edit the tags to say for example:
to visit cnn.
I've just made a small change so that if you dont put the = part it will link to a search for the item.
This is especially useful if you want to tell someone about some piece of software but you are too lazy to provide a link to it. For example:
It's also useful if you want to tell someone to search for something, e.g.:
I hope this will encourage people to put links to items when they post lists of programs they use etc.