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Web links in posts could open in new browser window

asked 2015-11-18 15:31:28 +0300

TomC gravatar image

I have a suggestion for this site, Web links in questions/answers/comments could open in a new browser window by default. For me, personally, when I look for some information and read posts I want to check given links and switch back to the site and then switch to another opened link etc. Of course it is possible to right-click and select "Open in new window", but I think this would be a useful feature for the site.

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Please no! What should I do if I don't want to open it in a new window? Instead use right click or hold down the corresponding key (see my answer) while clicking.

Mohjive ( 2015-11-18 15:52:04 +0300 )edit

You may be right. Perhaps it better for everyone to choose. Generally, I prefer links in new windows on whichever site I visit, but this is of course highly subjective.

TomC ( 2015-11-18 15:57:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-11-18 15:50:36 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

For open in a new window/tab you can hold ctrl (in windows) or cmd (in mac) when clicking the link. I've tested this in IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

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i'm just using middle mouse click.

coderus ( 2015-11-18 16:47:08 +0300 )edit

I haven't even noticed those shortcuts before. Thanks for the tips!

TomC ( 2015-11-18 17:19:40 +0300 )edit
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