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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 16:49 
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On most forums that I frequent, when you click an external link, it opens in a new tab. This is nice as I usually don't want to lose my place where I am. It is possible to setup this forum to act that way? Perhaps the better first question would be if most users would prefer that to the current method.

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 17:26 
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I dunno mate, links are links. By default an internal link will open in the same tab, an external link will open in a new tab. And then there's God's gift to PC users: the right mouse button. :P


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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 17:44 
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By default an internal link will open in the same tab, an external link will open in a new tab.
+1 The site is already setup in this way.

Then there's God's gift to God himself: the Middle mouse button, also clicking on a tab with the middle button will close the tab. :onethumb

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 19:12 
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Unless IE changed it or your not using IE or Firefox, press your middle mouse button on a link will open it in a new tab, regardless.

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 19:28 
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Interesting... well, maybe there is something odd in my browser. I'm using Chrome and for any other forum I use externals always open in a new tab, but not here. I dunno...

Unfortunately, I don't have a middle button. I'm using a trackball from Kensington. I'll have to see if I can set one of the upper two buttons to "open in a new tab."


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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 00:40 
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Test link: http://www.google.com

He is indeed right, that is an external link that does not open in a new tab.

Whether that is the expected behavior or not is up for debate. I ALWAYS use middle mouse when I want to open something in a new tab.


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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 18:15 
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Then there's God's gift to God himself: the Middle mouse button, also clicking on a tab with the middle button will close the tab. :onethumb
Man oh man, and all those years I was assuming The Absolute Tab Master Button was just a wheel. :shock: :bowdown


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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 18:39 
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Man oh man, and all those years I was assuming The Absolute Tab Master Button was just a wheel. :shock: :bowdown


x2 :doh


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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2011, 03:34 
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This worked in phpBB2. In phpBB3 the default is an internal link. There is a mod you can do. I tried, but it's a huge pain and I couldn't get it to work. With the upcoming move to Drupal, I'm not doing any new mods to the phpBB.


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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2011, 16:34 
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If your middle mouse button is broken you can also use ctrl+click.


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