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Link Setting?

Postby PolarXJ » Tue 25 Jan 2011 10:47 am

Is there a setting that I can change so that when I click on a link it opens a new tab/window. Out of all the other forums, this is the only one that after I click on a link that the current tab/window proceeds to the new location?
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby one4freedom » Tue 25 Jan 2011 11:00 am

PolarXJ wrote:Is there a setting that I can change so that when I click on a link it opens a new tab/window. Out of all the other forums, this is the only one that after I click on a link that the current tab/window proceeds to the new location?


What browser are you using? Check those settings to open links in new tab/window.

You can also middle-click (click on your scroll wheel if you have one) and it will open in a new tab.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby PolarXJ » Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:24 pm

Chrome. This is the only forum that I have to right click to be able to open the link into new tab.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby Crash » Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:34 pm

I looked and there doesn't seem to be a setting for that in my personal forum preferences. I would guess that there is something in the administrative config that could allow all links to force out to another window--a config option which I would support enabling!

It may be possible to configure some browsers to open links in a new window, but I don't usually want that enabled for every web page I visit, so if it could be turned on in the admin of the forum software, that would be great. I often forget the right click and "open in new tab" when on this forum and then have to backtrack or re-open when I realize I just closed the window that had the forum in it at one point 5 clicks ago.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby PolarXJ » Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:41 pm

Yeah that basically what I do as well. :D I've looked in my settings, but I know I often oversee something. Hence why I asked.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby xRapidDavex » Tue 25 Jan 2011 1:09 pm

I asked Jeff about this a while back and he said they couldn't make it happen without a major forum overhaul. I just Ctrl + click my links here.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby divegeek » Tue 25 Jan 2011 1:27 pm

xRapidDavex wrote:I asked Jeff about this a while back and he said they couldn't make it happen without a major forum overhaul. I just Ctrl + click my links here.

Yeah, this really seems like something to handle on the browser.

Pretty much every browser on Linux opens links in a tab if you middle-click, so that's what I've always done. I think most browsers other than IE do on Windows -- but I don't use Windows so I'm not sure.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby xRapidDavex » Tue 25 Jan 2011 1:28 pm

divegeek wrote:
xRapidDavex wrote:I asked Jeff about this a while back and he said they couldn't make it happen without a major forum overhaul. I just Ctrl + click my links here.

Yeah, this really seems like something to handle on the browser.

Pretty much every browser on Linux opens links in a tab if you middle-click, so that's what I've always done. I think most browsers other than IE do on Windows -- but I don't use Windows so I'm not sure.


If you set it at the browser level, won't you be opening every link in a new tab as you surf the net? :dunno: That's not something I'm personally interested in.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby divegeek » Tue 25 Jan 2011 1:32 pm

xRapidDavex wrote:
divegeek wrote:
xRapidDavex wrote:I asked Jeff about this a while back and he said they couldn't make it happen without a major forum overhaul. I just Ctrl + click my links here.

Yeah, this really seems like something to handle on the browser.

Pretty much every browser on Linux opens links in a tab if you middle-click, so that's what I've always done. I think most browsers other than IE do on Windows -- but I don't use Windows so I'm not sure.

If you set it at the browser level, won't you be opening every link in a new tab as you surf the net? :dunno: That's not something I'm personally interested in.

No, just every link you click with the middle mouse button. To open a link normally, you click with the left button. To get a menu of options, you click with the right button.

It doesn't work with IE, but that's just one more reason not to use it, IMO :-)
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby one4freedom » Tue 25 Jan 2011 1:37 pm

Yes, middle click with chrome on Windows 7 opens in new tab.
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Re: Link Setting?

Postby RustyShackleford » Tue 25 Jan 2011 2:33 pm

14freedom wrote:Yes, middle click with chrome on Windows 7 opens in new tab.

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