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Post by Andy Velebil » 17:10 Fri 24 May 2013

Is it possible to change the settings so that when someone clicks on a URL link it automatically opens up a new browser tab or window?

When I click on outside links (or inside) it takes me away from the TPF page I am on and to the new links page. I then have to go back or reopen the TPF site in a new tab or browser window. A bit annoying as I don't want to navigate away from the current TPF page I'm on just to see what the link is.
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Post by Glenn E. » 17:31 Fri 24 May 2013

Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 19:15 Fri 24 May 2013

Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:

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Post by Glenn E. » 02:05 Sat 25 May 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
There's probably a setting in your browser to make that the default behavior. Which browser do you use?
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Post by PhilW » 11:34 Sat 25 May 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
Alternatively right-click and use the context menu for open in new tab/window. I agree regarding not remembering all of the keyboard shortcuts especially if you use a large number of software packages; right-click and use context I don't count as a shortcut, since in almost every app you left click to select or right click for context action so seems natural to me. ymmv.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:46 Sat 25 May 2013

Glenn E. wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
There's probably a setting in your browser to make that the default behavior. Which browser do you use?
Glenn,

There should be a setting within the sites phpBB coding that needs to be turned on and it will do it for everyone automatically. Much easier.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:47 Sat 25 May 2013

PhilW wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
Alternatively right-click and use the context menu for open in new tab/window. I agree regarding not remembering all of the keyboard shortcuts especially if you use a large number of software packages; right-click and use context I don't count as a shortcut, since in almost every app you left click to select or right click for context action so seems natural to me. ymmv.
Right click would be great except when you don't us a PC and there is no right click.

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Post by djewesbury » 16:50 Sat 25 May 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
PhilW wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
Alternatively right-click and use the context menu for open in new tab/window. I agree regarding not remembering all of the keyboard shortcuts especially if you use a large number of software packages; right-click and use context I don't count as a shortcut, since in almost every app you left click to select or right click for context action so seems natural to me. ymmv.
Right click would be great except when you don't us a PC and there is no right click.
Then Ctrl-click.. Or, on a laptop, two-finger click..
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Post by Glenn E. » 06:18 Sun 26 May 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Hold down shift while clicking. Depending on your browser, that should either open the link in a new window or open it in a new tab in your current window.

CTRL also performs a similar function.

I'm using IE10. For me, shift-click opens a new window and CTRL-click opens a new tab.
I know but I don't want to have to remember. it's easier if it does it for me :lol:
There's probably a setting in your browser to make that the default behavior. Which browser do you use?
Glenn,

There should be a setting within the sites phpBB coding that needs to be turned on and it will do it for everyone automatically. Much easier.
Easier for you. :p I prefer the default (current) behavior, so your solution would screw things up for me as there is not a setting to reverse that behavior if it is being overridden by the web site.

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Post by DRT » 22:22 Wed 29 May 2013

I'm not aware (and cannot find) any switch in the phpBB configuration that would make this happen automatically.

But I am entirely convinced by Glenn's argument that making it work for a forgetful man from LA would cause irritation to others who are so technically genius that they can remember to press one key before clicking :wink:
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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:29 Wed 29 May 2013

DRT wrote:I'm not aware (and cannot find) any switch in the phpBB configuration that would make this happen automatically.

But I am entirely convinced by Glenn's argument that making it work for a forgetful man from LA would cause irritation to others who are so technically genius that they can remember to press one key before clicking :wink:
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