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Clever_Proxy
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join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL

[request] Have outside links on the forum open a new page/tab

Every other forum I use on the net have their outside urls set to target=blank_. I constantly click on links, leave BBR and lose my thread.

Can we have links set to target=blank_?

I'm aware of my browsers ability to open links in a new tab using rightclick.



nwrickert
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Re: Have outside links on the forum open a new page/tab

I open links with middle click, to give a new tab.

I'm opposed to forcing this in the url. Users should have their own choice on whether to open in a new tab, new browser, or on the same tab.

*object*
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justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
kudos:15
reply to Clever_Proxy

Wikipedia (although it indicates external links with a little icon) does not add target=blank to them.

So why do people not lose track of their wikipedia page when clicking those links? just curious.



Clever_Proxy
Premium
join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL

said by justin:

Wikipedia (although it indicates external links with a little icon) does not add target=blank to them.

So why do people not lose track of their wikipedia page when clicking those links? just curious.
Well, just my opinion, but I tend to wander through wikipedia and don't really backtrack to a previous page. When I click on an outside link on a forum, I normally want to continue reading the commentary on the thread or even add my own comment to the thread.


justin
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well rather than add a possibly troublesome user preference and generate custom HTML at this point is just safer to have the default state set so it doesn't preclude either option.

So in your situation you would just use middle button, or shift-click or control-click or right button menu 'open in new tab'.



Clever_Proxy
Premium
join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL



understandable. thanks for the reply justin!