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Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by NonChalant » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:34 am

Hey there.

This is just a small little annoyance I have with the board, but I think all URLs linked to from within posts should open within new windows or new tabs. I know there are other forums I visit where this is done and it makes life easier. I often click on a link to a video or something then close the tab not realizing that the window was once my standardshift window. Then I have to reload the forum and find that thread all over again.


Maybe it's just me?

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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by jomotopia » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:42 am

it's not just you. i completely agree.

it changed when Standardshifter upgraded the software. there was a thread in this section where it was discussed and it seemed to be split pretty evenly with some people preferring one way and others preferring the other way and both sides being quite adamant about it.

it didn't get changed then, so i wouldn't count on it getting changed now, unfortunately.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by watkins » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:54 am

Not opening in a new window still annoys the crap out of me.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Prodigal Son » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:22 pm

Just hold down the control key as you click the link.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Prodigal Son » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:32 pm

Really. Hold shift for a new browser window or Control for a new tab. I don't want sites to try to guess what I want when it is so easy to control the behavior myself.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Nychold » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:41 pm

Prodigal Son wrote:Really. Hold shift for a new browser window or Control for a new tab. I don't want sites to try to guess what I want when it is so easy to control the behavior myself.
Important correction: this does not work in Opera. In Opera, it is the shift key for a new tab.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Johnf514 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:25 pm

FYI For my computer and Firefox, if you click the scrollwheel you will open a link in a new tab.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by NonChalant » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:45 pm

Yeah I know all the shortcuts to open the window in a new tab (ctrl+click for me, I use OS X, no such thing as a middle mouse button (or even a right mouse button!) for me :P)

It's just that I forget to ctrl+click because a part of me assumes that it should open in a new window.

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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Nychold » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:47 pm

NonChalant wrote:Yeah I know all the shortcuts to open the window in a new tab (ctrl+click for me, I use OS X, no such thing as a middle mouse button (or even a right mouse button!) for me :P)
Sure there is. Just go to configure it, unless it's a very old mouse. I had both right and left clicks on my old Mac at work. :D
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by jomotopia » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:48 pm

NonChalant wrote:a part of me assumes that it should open in a new window.
me too... probably b/c every single other forum i am on does open links in a new window. and i have my firefox set to open new window links in a new tab instead. almost every off site link i click here i forget, then i have to go back and ctrl+click it.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by NonChalant » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:36 pm

Nychold wrote:
NonChalant wrote:Yeah I know all the shortcuts to open the window in a new tab (ctrl+click for me, I use OS X, no such thing as a middle mouse button (or even a right mouse button!) for me :P)
Sure there is. Just go to configure it, unless it's a very old mouse. I had both right and left clicks on my old Mac at work. :D
Heh. What i meant was that I only have one button on my mouse/trackpad :P

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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by Nychold » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:44 pm

NonChalant wrote:
Nychold wrote:
NonChalant wrote:Yeah I know all the shortcuts to open the window in a new tab (ctrl+click for me, I use OS X, no such thing as a middle mouse button (or even a right mouse button!) for me :P)
Sure there is. Just go to configure it, unless it's a very old mouse. I had both right and left clicks on my old Mac at work. :D
Heh. What i meant was that I only have one button on my mouse/trackpad :P
You should still be able to configure it to work differently on the left vs. the right side of the button. Might be wrong though. My boss used the laptop, I used the desktop. :)
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by wannabe » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:36 pm

i find no problems with opera...:)

it took some getting used to, coming from FF on my laptop and IE7 on my parents computer...but i like it.
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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by NonChalant » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:56 pm

nah. the mighty mouse can do that but the macbook trackpad can't :P

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Re: Links should open in new tabs/windows

Post by .insane » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:44 am

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