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Opens in a new window?

Postby aquaplane » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:57 am

What's the thinking behind links opening in a new window or not?

Many do open in a new window but not from here.

I've been coming here long enough to have learned that I have to use the back button but I keep on closing the window and having to come back via favs, I somtimes remember, but often don't.

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Re: Opens in a new window?

Postby Silkie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:27 pm

I presume there is a flag somewhere which can be set to control this but I've had a good look previously and been unable to find such a thing. Why not right-click the links and open them in a new tab or window?
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Re: Opens in a new window?

Postby aquaplane » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Silkie wrote: Why not right-click the links and open them in a new tab or window?

Can you do that? Course you can!

I tended to make target=blank when I was playing with HTML but it's a few years ago now and I've forgotten lots of it.
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Re: Opens in a new window?

Postby Silkie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:13 am

Likewise it's been a few years since I used to edit Silkie's blog to this end but ISTR that target=new was the required statement.
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Re: Opens in a new window?

Postby ash » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:31 am

I asked the same question previously but didn't get a response - http://www.bluemoment.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5852

My Previous post

See my comment about how two different styles of url behave differently.

I like Silkie's suggestion - I need to start using the right click more often - cos I've got one - unlike those apple eaters.

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Edit - neither of my 2 clickies above open a new window so I've blown my own theory out of the window - back to the drawing board.
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Re: Opens in a new window?

Postby aquaplane » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:43 am

ash wrote:Edit - neither of my 2 clickies above open a new window so I've blown my own theory out of the window - back to the drawing board.

Whether a link opens in a new window or not depends on the HTML behind the link, I don;t think the likes of us can alter that.

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