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Request - open links in new tab/window - Michael Heidemann - 2013-09-20

I would like to have the links in the posts to be opened in a new tab/window, so I can close that tab/window and can still read the post to the end.

I know that i can use the back button of the browser, but I think if you use external links, they should never close the calling page.

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Mike


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Max Martin Richter - 2013-09-20

What's about to open the page whit pressed [Ctrl] or use your Mousewheel-Button (if you have such a mouse and you have not a personal preset for the third mouse button).

/Max


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Tim Gould - 2013-09-21

I don't agree. That natural expectation for a link is that it opens in the same place. Most browsers have options to override that behaviour, and, as Max pointed out, there are easy ways around it.

Tim


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Michael Heidemann - 2013-09-21

To be honest - I did not know that.
ctrl - left mouse opens the link in a new tab in Firefox.
But my opinion is still that links to different websites should open in a new tab/window automatically.


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Michael Heidemann - 2013-09-21

I agree with you if the link is in a choosing table like a menu.

If I am reading a text and there is a link in this text, I expect that the link opens in a new tab/window, so I can read the text to the end and have the link open in another tab/window.

Maybe we can get expectations from other people to find a solution that expect most of us. (maybe i am alone) Smile


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Max Martin Richter - 2013-09-21

Well,
I know no forum, where such an options exists. So I don't expect such an option... ;-)

/Max


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Rolf Osterthun - 2013-09-21

www.eurobricks.com

It looks like internal links opens in the same tab; external links opens in a new tab.

Rolf


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Michael Heidemann - 2013-09-21

Thanks for pointing to this behaviour Smile


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Steffen - 2013-09-21

where a link opens should not be decided by the server but by you, the client.

it was a bad habit / sin of the 90's, when each website decided to do it differently.

nowadays the natural expectation is "a link opens in the same window unless the client on itself modifies that behaviour".

there are countless options in browsers and/or addons for clients available
which let you configure the link opening/tabbing behaviour in all details,
including individually per-site.

please do not let the 90's sins come back!


Re: Request - open links in new tab/window - Philippe Hurbain - 2013-09-23

Quote:please do not let the 90's sins come back!
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