Here's the question:
Should you have outbound links open in a new target window, or open over your hub.
I DO NOT like opening in new window because ...
1. users are used to using browser back-arrow to return from links, (I think it is important to not upset a routine)
2. for some systems and internet connections, it may be slower to open in new window
point to ponder: ebay and amazon module links DO NOT open in new windows ... Do they know something?
but ... as frogdropping advised: "Make your links open up in another window - currently they take the reader off and away from your hub." (not picking on you froggy, but your quote did prompt my question)
I can see this may be valid, maybe.
What is your preference: new target window, or not? Why?
I try to always open links in new windows for just the reason froggy makes - if the reader leaves before clicking an ad or buying something, they will probably forget they were on my page and never come back!
But if they visit the outgoing link (even if it's another of my own hubs) when they're done my hub is still waiting there for them...
And if they use Firefox (the browser that HP is actually tuned for) or another newer browser, the page opens in a new tab, not a new window. So not a huge resource hit on slower computers!
Hope that helps
When I use the web, I always try to remember to right click on links I wish to follow and then select to open them in a new tab or window. I do this because quite often I want to root around various pages of the new site, or follow links from there to further sites. At the same time, I don't want to lose the original site, because I probably haven't yet gone through all the information it contains.
Personally, I would love it if opening in a new window was the default everywhere since that would make things much quicker for me.
As I write this, I have 12 tabs open in Firefox
ok, I see your logic, and I thought I was a "Tab addict", but I don't keep 20 open.
I'm a tab addict, I usually have a lot of them at any given time.
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by Heidi Thorne 5 years ago
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by Chuck Bluestein 8 years ago
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by Kate McBride 2 years ago
I would like to have the links in my hub open in a new window. Is it possible to do this? Replies to this question will be much appreciated. Thank you
by Kelly W. Patterson 11 years ago
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