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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 24 Nov 2011, 21:11

Jem wrote: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.


And on an iPhone you just hold down the link for a bit longer than you normally would and ta-daa! you get the option to open in a new window. It took me blummin' ages to work that out.

I am on the fence about opening in a new tab automatically vs right clicking. But I think I lean towards the it isn't that much hassle how it works at the moment so why bother changing it side... sorry Aitch.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby oriel » 24 Nov 2011, 22:08

I'm with Jem. I'm perfectly capable of asking for a new window or tab if I want one. Robin disagrees, he reckons if you let people leave your site they mightot comeback. But I doubt there,s much risk of that here, is there?
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 24 Nov 2011, 22:15

but I do it ALL the time, and it's my site. it's the one farking thing that i am not prepared to be democratic about... every morning i open up certain tabs, so i can keep an eye on everything, and the only place that ever 'disappears' is my OWN site, because i never, ever, ever, ever go back. if i am done with a page, i shut it down.

and then find myself thinking where the fuck did blw.com go? :D
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby shye » 24 Nov 2011, 22:42

Down with the democracy!!! :wink:
I too find it annoying when it changes but whateve.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 24 Nov 2011, 22:51

no whatevs. BACK ME!
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Pics » 24 Nov 2011, 23:44

I'm with Aitch. I hate losing where I am, especially when I didn't even mean to click!
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 25 Nov 2011, 09:24

Aitch wrote:no whatevs. BACK ME!


If Lin is our benign dictator I think we've found our non-benign one :wink:
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 25 Nov 2011, 09:25

OH MY GOD! the SPEED with which you lot turn.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Noir » 25 Nov 2011, 09:27

Yeah, I'm all for a bit of pointless etiquette for the purpose of being old fashioned, but isn't technology all about the moving on thing...so lets do that. I always go off on a tangent and then have to press back three million times, or go and find my place again which is irritating. And on my phone it's just a nightmare, because it isn't an iPhone, and doesn't do what I want it to ever. Pleeeeeaaase.
ETA- shift and clicking means a new window opens- also annoying. Though control and click opens a new tab. I'll never bloody remember to do it though. I'm far too useless, or my brain is on higher things!
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Jem » 30 Nov 2011, 18:03

oriel wrote: Robin disagrees, he reckons if you let people leave your site they mightot comeback.

Tell Robin that people haven't really believed that since about 1996

:wink:

FFS you lazy buggers. I'll add it to my EPIC HUGE todo list. (And try to make it an opt-in thing too. There, now everyone is happy.)
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 30 Nov 2011, 22:24

oriel, you tell robin that I DO IT MYSELF. sometimes i've gone off this site and not come back for a fortnight AND IT'S TECHNICALLY MY SITE. :D


thank you Jem. <graciously>
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby RedRum » 30 Nov 2011, 23:51

This thread is so much funnier than the title would have one believe...

<whispers> I'm with Jem though... </whispers>
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Aitch » 01 Dec 2011, 00:11

SHURRUP
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Pics » 01 Dec 2011, 10:20

when my site eventually appears, links will all be in new windows. It's cos i'm despearate not to lose anyone.

I also believe they will never return you see, cos i HATE it when i get taken elsewhere - and sometimes i open up a link to look at later, whilst still browsing the site i'm on.

I wasn;t REALLY sucking up to Aitch. Much.
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Re: testing new links opening up...

Postby Woodsies » 01 Dec 2011, 10:34

I have absolutely no idea what you're all talking about!
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