I really don't get why HP don't allow this? I have hubs like this: http://claireroach.hubpages.com/hub/Fre … businesses where the whole objective is to utilise many of the links available.
Now if it takes them away from the hub it's neither beneficial to me, HP or the reader so why Oh why can't we insert target_blank??
I posted a few hours ago but it seems to have disappeared. I tested on your link to make sure - I do it and have never had a problem. I point my mouse at the link and right click the link, a box comes up saying, "Open in a new tab" and I left click that and the link opens in a new tab. You also have the option of opening in a different window.
I have it Claire - hold "Ctrl" button down at the same time you click on the link.
Try this - Edit your capsule which has the link and click on HTML. Then enter the following: <a href="#" target="_blank">Link</a>
What 'Link' means is you enter your link in that spot The easy way is to copy/paste it.
I just tested it and it worked.
It did? that's what I did and it stripped it. WiIl give it another go and report back, cheers x
I know. Previously I looked after the first try and the link was still there but I did not think of trying to open it again. I am sorry about that. I will keep trying though.
Okay Claire, this worked for me. I tested this with 2 different links, one of mine and yours. I tried them both about 3-4 times. The correct links came up each time. You use the same HTML which I gave you before, the only difference is that you replace the # sign with a second copy of your link. So you have the same link placed in the line twice.
UPDATE: I'm leaving this post as to not break the forum discussion thread, but please see Paul's post for some important information about best practices for linking. http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2540230
As @The Examiner-1 mentioned above, you should be able to accomplish this via the HTML view in a text capsule.
I just tested creating a new window link using the HTML view for a text capsule and it worked for me. I was able to save, preview, and test the link.
You can see the "HTML Links - The target Attribute" section for an example.
You want to use the target="_blank" option.
Here is the general format
<a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp" target="_blank">W3Schools: HTML Links</a>
Thank you Matthew. That verifies the recent one which I gave to her.
You can do it by clicking the html button in the editor and adding the code yourself. I know its a hassle, but at least it is possible.
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to go back to the 2 Hubs I've created and do this, I'm a big believer that external links should open in a new tab these days.
I'd recommend informing yourself on the issue then. Here's one good resource on the subject (that references a number of others):
http://webdesign.anmari.com/2820/dont-f … w-windows/
I tried that but it strips the code needed to perform the task.
Thanks or the info, electronician. Backlinks are very useful in drawing attention to older hubs.
target="_new" doesn't work anymore? Haven't checked, but this is what it seems like from your conversation.
If you wanna open it in a new tab Examiner, just press your center moues button (or the scroll thing) on the link. That opens stuff in a new tab, no hassle of right clicking, then picking open in new tab. Just some helpful info
Not working for me.
I personally know how to open in a new tab, I'm just thinking about any readers. They probably will just click on the link then if they get carried away they might lose the article.
You must have a newer - or different - mouse than I do. I only have two buttons, left and right, in the center is the scroll 'ball'. The wheel does nothing except to move the pointer.
I agree with you that they should automatically open in a new window. Some things on this platform are antiquated (like the fact that you can't make an Alt Tag) and we just have to live with the situation because it's unlikely that they will be changed.
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