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moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT

[request] Clicking a link opens in new window/tab

maybe I have something wrong here, but why is it I click on a link here and it just does not open a new tab or window for me? if the site does not have it can we get it? I know I can right click and open in new tab. Just throwing this out here.



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Re: Clicking a link opens in new window/tab

Depending on your browser/platform, there are keyboard shortcuts that can accomplish this; such as a control-click or shift-click.

Personally, I'd rather not see the default behavior of the site changed.


moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT

Only reason I asked for something like this is because chrome/firefox/IE on my laptop has an issue and it's just easier for tabs to open instead of having to load the page on the source instead.



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Which is your preferred browser? There may be plugins or extensions that you could install to accomplish the same end result.


moes

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firefox would be the preferred browser



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How about this then?

Always opens new tab for links to other websites. (Or, loads any link in new tab.)

»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···new-tab/

moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT

sweet thanks!



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No problem. Let us know if it works as advertised, may help someone else out too.


moes

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reply to state

well that did not work lol, oh well I'll just use the manual method Thanks



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How about this one then?

»addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox···ix-plus/


moes

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That one works, it opens everything in new tabs which is ok for me



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Good deal.



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If you were using a mouse with a scroll wheel, then you could use the wheel [click] to perform a middle-click (as in with a 3-button mouse), which would open a link in a new tab. You should be able to find out how your laptop's mousepad (which I presume you're using) simulates a middle-click and use that without needing an add-on.



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said by moes:

maybe I have something wrong here, but why is it I click on a link here and it just does not open a new tab or window for me? if the site does not have it can we get it? I know I can right click and open in new tab. Just throwing this out here.

NEVER! I hate that. Sites that do that force you to close the damn window they just opened, instead of just going back. Back wins every time.

Hate hate hate that. You wind up with 47 windows open, and then original one is lost forever.

The only reason you should need a new window is to compare it to the previous window side-by-side. If you don't need that, use the Forward and Back as they were intended.