posted by Laurence on Sat 4th Apr 2009 11:13
Conversations Is there any chance these can open in a new window / tab.

I agree with the article links opening in the same window, but the user comment ones shouldn't - in my opinion.
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Huh?
by Adam S on Mon 6th Apr 2009 12:15 UTC
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

Try middle clicking/wheel clicking.

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RE: Huh?
by Alex Forster on Thu 9th Apr 2009 04:41 in reply to "Huh?"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

He's talking about target="_blank", which is pretty hotly debated in web usability discussions.

I'm pro-new-window-whenever-navigating-to-a-new-domain. See IE8's highlighted tab feature that kind of brings a compromise to the table.

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RE: Huh?
by Laurence on Thu 9th Apr 2009 20:55 in reply to "Huh?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Try middle clicking/wheel clicking.


I usually do. However, that doesn't fix the problem for the occations I forget and end up completely loosing my place.

Oh, and installing Opera on my works machine just so I can restore closed tabs (when not realising finished user links were redirections rather than new targets) isn't an option.

Given it's such a simple edit and pretty much standard on every other forum, I can't see why you're contesting this.

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RE[2]: Huh?
by Adam S on Thu 9th Apr 2009 21:03 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I'm not contesting it, per se. Personally, I find it obnoxious when a website is arrogant enough to assume that if I left-click on a link, I actually wanted their site to stay open.

Most people understand that links take you to another page. We are tech people. Overwhelmingly, our readers use Firefox and other browsers. I think they understand wheel-clicking.

No one has every complained before. Are there other people who feel this is necessary?

Incidentually, "target" is neither a valid attribute in HTML 4 strict or XHTML.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by Laurence on Fri 10th Apr 2009 14:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm not contesting it, per se. Personally, I find it obnoxious when a website is arrogant enough to assume that if I left-click on a link, I actually wanted their site to stay open.

You'd have a point if it were links embedded in the actual news item article, but not when it's a users comments thus left by someone not affiliated with the site


Most people understand that links take you to another page. We are tech people. Overwhelmingly, our readers use Firefox and other browsers. I think they understand wheel-clicking.

No one has every complained before. Are there other people who feel this is necessary?

Incidentually, "target" is neither a valid attribute in HTML 4 strict or XHTML.


Good points there though. ;)

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