[SOLVED] Default link settings

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[SOLVED] Default link settings

Postby loqo » Feb 3rd, '12, 15:31

I notice that links to external sites always open in the same window. It would be really useful if - by default - they opened with target="_blank" so I don't lose the site when I click on links. Or if I have the option to choose in the control panel.

Obviously there are many ways for users to open links, depending on how they access the site. Maybe it's less of a problem for some people.

Personally I don't use a mouse on my laptop, so no middle click and I don't keep my hands over the keyboard when I'm browsing. Often I browse on my Android or iPad and I usually forget to long-press links for a tab option. I hate using the back button to navigate when I can simply use a tab. Research suggests that most people are the same, especially on mobile platforms.

It's just a friendly suggestion. Sorry if I missed something. I had a look in my user CP options and I searched the forums before posting.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby Max » Feb 3rd, '12, 15:50

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Re: Default link settings

Postby willie » Feb 4th, '12, 00:45

Press the "Ctrl" key and click with the left mouse button or touchpad button on the link and the link will open in a new tab.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby loqo » Feb 4th, '12, 07:21

Thanks Willie! Where can I find [CTRL] key or mouse/touchpad on my iPad and Android?
I do know the shortcuts. I just like things simple.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby willie » Feb 4th, '12, 12:49

My answer was mend for the laptop, my android tablet has no Ctrl key, so i think ipad neither.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby maat » Mar 22nd, '12, 15:42

loqo wrote:Thanks Willie! Where can I find [CTRL] key or mouse/touchpad on my iPad and Android?
I do know the shortcuts. I just like things simple.
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With firefox on android : keep your finger a little bit longer on the link then choose "open in a new tab"

A long press could also be tested on iOS...
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Re: Default link settings

Postby doktor5000 » Mar 23rd, '12, 00:09

maat wrote:With firefox on android : keep your finger a little bit longer on the link then choose "open in a new tab"

The same with Chrome on android, also the same for WebOS.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby maat » Mar 23rd, '12, 00:17

Thanks for completing :-)
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Re: Default link settings

Postby loqo » Mar 24th, '12, 07:25

The long press works universally (Android, iOS devices, et al)

Clearly this is a design choice and I must respect the decision that has been made.
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Re: Default link settings

Postby isadora » Mar 24th, '12, 09:59

loqo,

Mark topics as solved by prefixing the initial message of your topic with [SOLVED], and please ONLY in that format!!!

Thanks in advance!!! ;)
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