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Postby Durgan » Aug 08, 2008 7:29 pm

External lins do not open in a new window.

Clicking on a external link in a post does not open in a new window. this means when the link is closed the whole forum is closed, and one has to re-open.

It is possible to go back, but the usual procedure is to simply close the window, and your are back to the forum.
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby skwij » Aug 08, 2008 9:44 pm

There should be a setting in your browser as to how external links are handled:

In current window
In current window in NEW tab
In new window.

If that's not possible, usually RIGHT CLICK, then click, will open an external link in a new window. Sometimes a MIDDLE CLICK if you have a multi-button mouse will do the same.

Sorry, I've never used IE so don't know how it behaves, and I'm a tab fiend, so have everything set to open in a new TAB.
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby kelly_m » Aug 08, 2008 10:02 pm

IE7 automatically sets it up that a new window is open...you want tabs, I have tabs!!

What Durgan means is when a link is posted and you click on it, it'll open the link in this window, without the choice... :cry:
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby Durgan » Aug 08, 2008 10:09 pm

The new window issue is decided by the forum. The old forum worked just fine.

As Kelly stated the forum present set-up if the problem, and it is a major problem that needs addressing.
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby kelly_m » Aug 08, 2008 10:12 pm

And they are aware of it Durgan...hopefully they'll work out that bug soon.

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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby Grannygardener » Aug 09, 2008 2:10 am

I find that after I've opened a link, if I want to close it I just click the back button rather than try to close it the old way. I do find that often Durgan's links don't open for me (as tonight) but will if I go back next day. Edie
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby skwij » Aug 09, 2008 6:48 am

kelly wrote:What Durgan means is when a link is posted and you click on it, it'll open the link in this window, without the choice... :cry:


Yes, some forum software will override the settings in a browser. Usually RIGHT CLICK will present some options, including the choice of opening the link in a new window.
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Re: External lins do not open in a new window.

Postby kelly_m » Aug 09, 2008 9:38 am

Thanks skwij...that's all well and good, but like someone mentioned in another thread it's one more step that needs to be taken. It would be nice if that overide was not there...IMHO

Those who are not computer savvy would be having a very difficult time.
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