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Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:21 pm

I have a suggestion for you. I don't know if the phpbb3 software allows this, but if it does then it may be something for you to consider. Can you make it so that when a link is in a post, such as this one, that when the link is clicked it opens a new browser window/tab rather than leaving your forum and going to the page? For example, if you click on the link to my website below it will leave this post and go to my website:

http://www.bakubo.com

I think it would be better for you to not have people navigating away from your website. An example of a site that does what I think is preferable is dpreview (sorry to use it as an example :) ). Also, it is useful to be able to see both the post and the linked to page at the same time. In addition, once one gets to the linked site one may end up clicking on other links and have to backtrack a lot just to get back to the originating forum post or maybe even end up forgetting where you came from. :)

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:36 pm

The main website software allows it, but the Forum does not appear to. It is annoying that it does not open a new window or tab and can't be optionally configured to do so.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby Hawk » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:22 pm

SeaMonkey browser (based on old Mozilla Suite and Gecko engine) allows user to open any link in new tab with middle mouse click, ctrl + left mouse click or ctrl + enter. By default these shortcuts open new window. Just go to Edit -> Preferences -> Navigator -> Tabbed browsing. I remember seeing similar option in Firefox preferences somewhere. No idea if it works in Opera or Internet Explorer.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:49 pm

Hawk wrote:SeaMonkey browser (based on old Mozilla Suite and Gecko engine) allows user to open any link in new tab with middle mouse click, ctrl + left mouse click or ctrl + enter. By default these shortcuts open new window. Just go to Edit -> Preferences -> Navigator -> Tabbed browsing. I remember seeing similar option in Firefox preferences somewhere. No idea if it works in Opera or Internet Explorer.


I use Firefox 3.0.1 and I have that option turned on. For these forums, Google, and most other websites it doesn't create a new window/tab. For dpreview it does.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby Javelin » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:00 am

I always right click and select new window/tab from the menu

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby Hawk » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:12 am

bakubo wrote:I use Firefox 3.0.1 and I have that option turned on. For these forums, Google, and most other websites it doesn't create a new window/tab. For dpreview it does.

I've just checked and it works perfectly in SeaMonkey 1.1.11, Firefox 3.0.1 and Opera 9.51 on my system. I just use middle click on links and they open in new tabs.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby rogprov » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:19 am

Hawk wrote:
bakubo wrote:I use Firefox 3.0.1 and I have that option turned on. For these forums, Google, and most other websites it doesn't create a new window/tab. For dpreview it does.

I've just checked and it works perfectly in SeaMonkey 1.1.11, Firefox 3.0.1 and Opera 9.51 on my system. I just use middle click on links and they open in new tabs.


I didn't realise that! Works a dream in FF 3.01 ... thanks :D
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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:48 pm

If I control-click on the Mac I get the option for new tab or new window is FF 3.0 as well. Very useful.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:32 pm

If you switch to Firefox, then with just clicking on the mouse wheel you'll have a new tab (window). It's a long time now that I switched from IE to Firefox.
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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby harveyzone » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:20 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:If you switch to Firefox, then with just clicking on the mouse wheel you'll have a new tab (window).
And also in Opera.
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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby bakubo » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:05 pm

Yes, I checked and if I right click I have the option to open a new tab when I click on a link. Thanks!

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby springm » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:30 pm

As opening links in new tabs is so easy - I use ctrl-mouse-left all the time - I'd just like to add that I do prefer the website letting me choose the option myself. When I want to leave a site by just a normal click, I want to leave it, and when I want to stay there I open any link to follow in another tab, deliberately. But I want to stay in control.

So I am perfectly glad with a not-overprotective behaviour of the pages.

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby bakubo » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:39 pm

springm wrote:As opening links in new tabs is so easy - I use ctrl-mouse-left all the time - I'd just like to add that I do prefer the website letting me choose the option myself. When I want to leave a site by just a normal click, I want to leave it, and when I want to stay there I open any link to follow in another tab, deliberately. But I want to stay in control.

So I am perfectly glad with a not-overprotective behaviour of the pages.


Great, I learned something else new. I didn't know about the ctrl-mouse-left thing. That is much easier! Thanks!

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby bossel » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:03 am

And the minority of us Internet Explorer on Windows users can do Shift-Click to open in a new window 8)

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Re: Suggestion: click on link opens new window/tab

Unread postby david antony » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:41 pm

Just tried control-click on the Mac, seems it works with any browser. Great!

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