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[poll] Links opening in new tab

Links people post with the [url] tag should open in...  

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  1. 1. Links people post with the [url] tag should open in...

    • the current window and tab
      7
    • a new window or new tab
      8


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I just noticed that links in posts now seem to open in a new tab/window. In HTML-speak, the a tags have the attribute target="_blank". I don't know if this is desirable or not, but I find it a little annoying. I already have enough tabs, and if I wanted a new one I'd have middle-clicked the link.

 

I am not sure if this is something I can change directly or would need to ask Pleeb to do. But unless there's a technical reason it should be one way or the other, I think it should be whichever way most people want it to be.

 

What do people think? Feature or annoyance?

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I tend to agree that if I wanted a new tab, I would have done so myself.

Besides, worst-case scenario, you have to press the back button.

 

I'm not going to actually vote myself, because it won't matter to me in a bit, and I'd hate to be part of taking it away, for the members who like it.

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Don't care enough to vote, if I want to open something in the same tab, I left click it. If I want to open it in a new tab, I middle click. I don't see a reason for them both to do the same thing.

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fun fact: click the link with the scroll wheel and it opens it in a new tab

I don't have a scroll wheel or any other mouse 3.

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I don't have a scroll wheel or any other mouse 3.

 

Hold down the ctrl key when clicking on the link, or right click -> open link in new tab

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Hold down the ctrl key when clicking on the link, or right click -> open link in new tab

Thanks, this makes my purely platonic research a whole lot easier.

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