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.
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!
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.
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.
Sure you can disagree. But this is de facto industry standard, and Hubpages are just following the recognized best practices.
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.
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'.
Shirley doe this set as default as he was asking?
I'm talking about in a "links" capsule not when linking to text.
And here I thought I was the only one who center-clicked to open everything in a new tab.
But it really does not take a lot of effort to change it.
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.
LOL Glad you figured it.
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
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.
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