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Opening links or articles in a new tab

  1. Venkatachari M profile image85
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago

    Why can't we get the links opened in a new window?
    When reading an article or viewing the HubPages feed, etc., we would like to keep the original page intact open and view any linked pages, that open up when clicked on the related articles, posts or links, in a new tab instead of logging out of that original page that we are still reading or browsing.
    Is it not possible or not such an easy task to program the links like that?

  2. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago

    Are you right-clicking?  That's how you get the option to open a link in another browser tab.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image85
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Just I checked it that way. It opens in a new tab. But that page is not in your front in the new tab. It needs your click in the new tab to view it.
      I mean that they should open up just like when you click on the link to your emails. When you are clicking at the link to your email, the link automatically opens up in a new tab and is before your eyes to be viewed. After viewing it, you can close that page and your original page will be in front of you automatically. I wanted this system to be enabled for all links.

      1. eugbug profile image95
        eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You can use a utility called DeskPins to keep a window of an application always on top. The window can be resized and moved around and it's really useful if for instance you need to copy and paste from one application to another, refer to text in another application, use the calculator etc.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image85
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Irrelevant reply. No need for that advice.

          1. eugbug profile image95
            eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Ok, thanks for the appreciation?! It may help others though.

            1. ChristinS profile image94
              ChristinSposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              It was helpful actually, I'd never heard of it.  Thank you.

              1. eugbug profile image95
                eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                You're welcome Christin!
                I've written a hub about it also (check my profile for the link!)

      2. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        It must be your browser settings. When I right-click on any link on a webpage, I get a menu of options. I choose the option to open in another tab. It opens with no problem.

        Then when I close that tab, the original tab is still open. I can even go back and forth between the two tabs without closing either one if I need to use both webpages simultaneously.

        So with that said, how does that compare to your experience Ven?

        1. tsmog profile image85
          tsmogposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks for that bit of valuable information Glenn. All the years on the internet I never knew that. It works great with Firefox being the first option in the list. I was always irritated opening something in the feed and then have to give swift attention rather than look at my leisure.

        2. Venkatachari M profile image85
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          But, Glenn, I am not having it like that with my computer. Might be my browser (if you are correct). I should check it on another system (my son's laptop).
          My version is Windows7 professional.
          But, I do not have any problem with my blog. They open in new windows always and I can keep open 3, 4 windows and refer each one without any problem.
          But, why not the links be programmed to open automatically in a new tab without the need to right click. I never right click at any site except when I want to copy a photo.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image97
            Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Ven, that is also an option you can set in your browser options. You can set it so that any time you left-click on a link, it opens in a new tab. If you set it to work that way, then you no longer need to right-click. It saves an extra step.

            I personally don't like to use that option. I prefer to let the default open in the "same" tab. I find it easy enough to right-click when I want to open in another tab. But that's all personal choice. You do what you are comfortable with and what meets your needs.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image85
              Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Okay. Thanks for the nice advice.

      3. theraggededge profile image95
        theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        In Firefox, go to Menu/Settings/General.

        Scroll down to Tabs.

        Tick the options:

        Open new window in new tab

        and

        When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately.

        That's it. Close settings

        So when you right click/Open in new tab, that tab will be uppermost. Hope that solves the problem.

  3. gsmathroy profile image61
    gsmathroyposted 2 months ago

    Upgrade your browser and restart the whole system of the operating system. I think your browser working now.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image85
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You didn't understand my question correctly. By viewing above comments, you must have known my problem by now (just as Glenn Stok understood).

  4. eugbug profile image95
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    You can also use DeskPins to keep a second instance of your browser on top, which is effectively the same as being able to view two tabs at the same time.

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      But you can do that anyway with no need for third party software. Just launch the browser twice. It means moving the cursor to the taskbar to select which instance you want to use.

      1. eugbug profile image95
        eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Yes but the whole point of the utility is that you don't have to switch between instances on the taskbar. You can simply overlay a browser window or other application on top of the active window. Maybe there is a facility for doing this in more recent browsers/operating systems. I'm still using Vista.

        https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13444301_f1024.jpg

        1. Venkatachari M profile image85
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          You can better launch the browser as many times you want to open as many sites or articles and keep them sized to fit your screen. No need for Deskpin or any other tool for that.

          1. eugbug profile image95
            eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Yes, but with Deskpins or other similar utility, you can keep your working window maximised, and just resize overlayed windows and move them around as needed. It's can also be used with other applications such as the calculator, email client, cad/drawing application etc.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image85
              Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Okay, thanks for the information.

        2. Glenn Stok profile image97
          Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Most browsers allow you to open a link in a new tab OR in a new window so you can overlay the window as you mentioned, or move it around to have two windows side by side, or even resize them. I don't see a need for a third party software such as Doeskins.

          It's all done by right-clicking to get those options, as I referred to earlier.

          1. eugbug profile image95
            eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            When I open a new instance of Firefox Glen, I don't see any option in the settings to keep it on top. Is there a way to do this in later versions of Window's operating systems?
            Also how for instance would I keep the calculator on top?

            1. Glenn Stok profile image97
              Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              It's not an option in the browser. Any window can be moved around, resized, and moved over another. The active window is always the one on top.

              I never heard of any option to force a window to stay on top of the others, if that's what you're asking.

              1. eugbug profile image95
                eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                Yes, that's what I mean. Is there a way of keeping a window always on top of the active window? Tiling windows side by side or on top of each other isn't always useful, especially if something fills the whole window, e.g. an image, requiring use of the scroll bars within the active window. Maximixing the active window and forcing another resized window to stay on top can be much more convenient.

                1. Glenn Stok profile image97
                  Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                  No, there is no option to force a window to stay on top of another. As soon as you do anything in the other window, that one comes to the top.

                  When I have several windows open at once and I want to keep each in view on the screen, I resize them so that they all fit on the screen. I sometimes do this with as many as four windows at a time. I can get pretty crazy with comparing several things, such as having two windows with web pages, a third with a word file open, and a fourth with a spreadsheet. Like I said, I get crazy sometimes when I do extensive work where each of these items are needed to work with one another.

                  That method works for me so that I can actively work on each of the windows side by side. So maybe that will help you too.

                  1. Venkatachari M profile image85
                    Venkatachari Mposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                    My habit is also the same. When I am writing some article with great research, I keep many windows open (even 5 windows beside the word document).
                    But, I keep open them on the same browser, not resizing them. I click one window, view something, then click another window, refer something, click another to study some more, like that.
                    Resizing windows, you can keep only maximum 3 at a time that can be clearly readable.

  5. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 2 months ago

    It's just a simple <a href="link" target="_blank"> that does what you are looking for. HP does not do this on its links because most people do not like stuff opening in multiple tabs. If they want to open in a new tab it's just a simple click on the center mouse button (or scroll ring thing, whatever it's called) or you could right click and open in new tab.

    You are trying to compare the target blank feature with manually opening in a new tab whose settings you can also control with your browser as others have stated.

  6. eugbug profile image95
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    In windows 10, there is also the option of having more than one desktop on which you can have more application windows opened side by side. You can also use a second monitor plugged into your computer (at least you could when notebooks had a VGA port)

    1. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, I can do the same thing on the iMac. Up to four desktops, and any number of windows that will fit on each. I just swipe sideways to go from one desktop to the next. That's how it works on the Mac. Very useful too.

 
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