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Opening links in new window

Posted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 4:41 pm
by admin
Some members have commented that when they click on links in posts, they expect those links to open in a new window. Although this was the behaviour of the old [Snitz] forum, the default here is to open in the same window. This is regarded by many web designers are the "right" thing to do. This is not something that we have configured specifically for this forum - it is the default behaviour of the software.

Some users have commented that they prefer to open links in new windows. Others may not. If you would like us to change this behaviour, please vote in our poll.

Re: Mini festival Sunday aft.

Posted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 6:10 pm
by Kateg28
My problem is that I sometimes click on a link, it opens in a new window, I start reading through it all and then get immersed in the link. When I want to return to the forum, it is so long ago that I have to start a new session and then my 'new posts' search has refreshed and I have lost some items. :?

I have just learnt to right click and open in new tab/window.

not so easy when on an ipad....

Re: Mini festival Sunday aft.

Posted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 6:25 pm
by Steve
Kateg28 wrote:My problem is that I sometimes click on a link, it opens in a new window, I start reading through it all and then get immersed in the link. When I want to return to the forum, it is so long ago that I have to start a new session and then my 'new posts' search has refreshed and I have lost some items. :?

I have just learnt to right click and open in new tab/window.

not so easy when on an ipad....

On Android, if you hold down on the link it'll ask you what you want to do with it, including the option of opening in a new window.

Re: Opening links in new window

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 9:10 am
by mistlethrush
I selected "no" because I'm one of those web designers that likes things to work the way they are meant to :)

Re: Mini festival Sunday aft.

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 10:31 am
by Kateg28
Steve wrote:
Kateg28 wrote:My problem is that I sometimes click on a link, it opens in a new window, I start reading through it all and then get immersed in the link. When I want to return to the forum, it is so long ago that I have to start a new session and then my 'new posts' search has refreshed and I have lost some items. :?

I have just learnt to right click and open in new tab/window.

not so easy when on an ipad....

On Android, if you hold down on the link it'll ask you what you want to do with it, including the option of opening in a new window.

I think it does that on an iPad as well.

Re: Opening links in new window

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 12:44 pm
by Steve
mistlethrush wrote:I selected "no" because I'm one of those web designers that likes things to work the way they are meant to :)

Did you? There's no vote showing in the poll.

Re: Opening links in new window

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 9:18 pm
by mistlethrush
Steve wrote:Did you? There's no vote showing in the poll.

Strange. Yes, I did, and on my screen it shows a "no" clearly (see image - hope it's not too big):
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Edit: I just resubmitted the form as well just in case...

Re: Opening links in new window

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 9:28 pm
by Steve
My bad.

Re: Opening links in new window

Posted: Thu 09 Jan, 2014 9:41 am
by Frenchie
Is this going to be implemented - will make my life so much easier