Make it so links within the links capsule open in a seperate window

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  1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years ago

    I really liked the links capsule until I clicked on one to test it and figured out that it opened in the same window. Is it possible to make it an option to open a new window like when you are adding links within the text.

  2. gamergirl profile image83
    gamergirlposted 11 years ago

    Yep!  Right click on the link and from the menu that pops up click the "open in new tab" or "open in new window" option.  Voila!

  3. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years ago

    Thanks, but I meant as a default, so it automatically does that. I don't want to put up links that encourage people to disappear.

  4. Misha profile image66
    Mishaposted 11 years ago
    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this



      I disagree with him.

      Personally, I don't like having to click back 7 times to try and return to where I was after clicking a reference link. It 's not at all uncommon for me to go from page to page following links and then return to the original. It's much easier to close that one new window and be done with it.

      And I doubt if one extra window is going to incite a panic amongst people new to the web.

  5. Misha profile image66
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Sure you can disagree. But this is de facto industry standard, and Hubpages are just following the recognized best practices. smile

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I willing to risk being different, given the option. smile

  6. gamergirl profile image83
    gamergirlposted 11 years ago

    That's why I loooooove tabbed browsing.

    1. Whitney05 profile image86
      Whitney05posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Me too! Generally, I hate links that open in new windows, but I don't really notice new browsers opening because I just new tab everything. Great internet feature. Ha.

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        The should make that a default option.

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image64
    Shirley Andersonposted 11 years ago

    Yes, you can have your links open automatically in a new window.

    When the insert/edit link screen opens, click on 'show advanced options', then click on 'target', then click on 'open in new window'.

    Voila!

    1. agvulpes profile image86
      agvulpesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Shirley  doe this set as  default as he was asking?

    2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm talking about in a "links" capsule not when linking to text.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You can only do this when linking using text. The link capsule only allows links to open in the same window.

        Something to do with google ranking, I don't know what..... smile

  8. WeddingConsultant profile image66
    WeddingConsultantposted 11 years ago

    And here I thought I was the only one who center-clicked to open everything in a new tab.

    1. gamergirl profile image83
      gamergirlposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, you're not alone!

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    But it really does not take a lot of effort to change it.

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it's like the toilet seat thing.

  10. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years ago

    I guess you're the voice of reason Misha.

    Checked around and apparently there is alot of hostility toward new links. Frankly, I don't get it; seams much easier to me to read whatever is being linked to, close it and resume where you left off rather than searching back through however many intermediary pages there are for theoriginal page. I don't get the anger or paranoia about someone allegedly trying to "control" other people's comp.'s either. That's crazy; I only want to control people's toasters.

    1. Misha profile image66
      Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Glad you figured it. smile

      I personally don't see where the issue is either, but it apparently there if so many people all over the interwebz are so vocal about it. So I just learned to live with it smile

    2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The reason people don't like it is that in every browser there is an easy way to open a link in a new window when you want to.  For instance in firefox, you can:

      1. right click on the link and select open in a new browser or tab
      2. hold down shift when you click to open in a new window
      3. hold down ctrl when you click to open in a new tab

      There is no similar mechanism to prevent a link from opening in a new window.  So, when you force a link to open a new window using HTML, you are essentially cramming your preference down everyone else's throat.

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image79
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thnx, I always assumed it worked both ways. I can actually understand that.

        When is some enterprising new programmr going to get to work on making open into a new tab the default?

 
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