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advanced linking tools gone?

  1. Sinea Pies profile image85
    Sinea Piesposted 6 years ago

    I love being able to set links in my hubs to open in a new window.  The linking tool has changed and I cannot find that function?  How do I make that setting now?

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    C'est la vie, mon amie.

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very philosophical my friend smile: LOL

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, my friend. I thought we were at the Eiffel Tower, but am suspecting this is the Tower of Pisa.

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          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Never leans.. just upright as ever .. can't resit a smile anytime smile

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I know that, although I wasn't talking about you, but thanks.

  3. Sinea Pies profile image85
    Sinea Piesposted 6 years ago

    That's life?  Really.  No secret hiding place for advance options somewhere?

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Here is something you may find useful:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/create_links_th … new_window

      1. Sinea Pies profile image85
        Sinea Piesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is VERY useful!  Thank you so much.  I get a little nervous when it comes to using html but this is important enough to learn how to do it!

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are most welcome. I have a vague suspicion - not based in knowledge - that the reduced feature has to do with value of links from a search engine perspective. Namely, that links that send the visitor off to the destination are considered more "genuine" than those that merely splits the visitor's browser into two windows or tabs. Good luck, in any case.

  4. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    I haven't searched enough to find all of the threads where this has been discussed before, but I do remember one comment from a staff member about this - possibly Paul Deeds, but I'm not sure.  It may have been from Jason.

    The comment was that since this option is available in browsers nowadays (all of them, maybe?), it was not considered to be necessary to offer it as an option in the HP capsules.  The topic stirred up quite a lot of comments, especially from those who wanted to keep the feature.

  5. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Found!  It was Jason, but Paul D. was also in there, adding more insight.  I never did follow the links Jason provided, but I'm pumped now.  I think I'll check them out. smile

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/76066?p … ost1645527

    EDIT:  Old articles (1999 and 2005) but good information.  Basically they both say that forcing the link to open in a new window interferes with good user experience.  If the user makes that choice on their own, that's a different story.  That's it in a nutshell.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Aficionada, read with interest.

  7. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    You're welcome, WE.

 
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