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testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 16:19

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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 16:21

right, that failed... i want links to open in a new window. (Jem doesn't. some sort of ancient geek manners or something).
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 16:25

isn't there somewhere in the control panel (our individual ones, i mean) where you can say whether you want it to open up?
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 16:30

helloooooooooooooo i CAN SEE YOU READING YOU KNOW>>>
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 03 Oct 2011, 16:31

I just right click..........
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 16:35

oh yes well that's true, there is also that option... :oops:
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby ches » 03 Oct 2011, 16:35

I agree with Jem re: opening in a new window. You don't get to pick how my computer function IYSWIM, that's just rude. I HATE multiple browser windows open, which is why I use tabbed browser software and not IE6. I right-click and open in a background tab using Opera, and that's the functionality I want, which is different to what others want. But when a website dictates how my links open, well that's when I stop going to that website.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby BLTMama » 03 Oct 2011, 16:38

I looked! I couldn't find anything. FWIW, I hate it when a new tab opens because I use Chrome and every tab that opens takes up a ton of memory.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 03 Oct 2011, 17:12

I don't know why but on here sometimes a new tab opens and sometimes it replaces my BLW one, I think it depends how people put the link in? I prefer the former it has to say.

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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Stormwind » 03 Oct 2011, 17:14

Oh I like links opening in a new window - it means I don't lose track of where I was :)
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 03 Oct 2011, 17:49

I like them opening in a new tab rather than a new window. Currently swearing lots at google mail at work because the default is 101 new windows which is a blooming pain on an antiquated PC that doesn't do tiling when you press F9 (not like my sexy shiny Mac, oh no).
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby ceeLIN » 03 Oct 2011, 19:04

LouisianaMudPie wrote:I like them opening in a new tab rather than a new window.


This please :D
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 03 Oct 2011, 19:48

yyy to new tab. that's what i meant. although it's a moot point as it isnae working anyhow. :D
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Jem » 24 Nov 2011, 18:12

re: the new link thing .. if I were to code this in there would be no way to say 'open in tab' or 'open in window' - basically it would mean adding an attribute to links and then your browser decides what to do with it. If you've already got your browser set up to utilise tabs, then even if I added the code (which as standard opens a new window) the chances are very high that your browser would open it in a tab anyway (hoorah for browsers smarter than IE6).

However, this still goes against every fibre of my geeky being because I might not want a new tab - I might want to open the link in this tab. And so I am resisting for as long as possible... But don't tell aitch I said that. :P

Those of you who generally prefer links to open in new tabs can override link behaviour (on all websites) generally by middle-clicking the scrolly wheel on your mouse (so hover over the link, middle-click instead of left click) OR by holding shift as you click the link.

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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 24 Nov 2011, 21:07

PLEASE do it. you're being old-fashioned and weird.
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