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Forum topic by SteveMI posted 10-05-2009 02:51 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SteveMI

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10-05-2009 02:51 AM

On some other forums that i go to when you click on a link it opens a new window.

Is that something that can be done at LJ?

Now, I have to remember to right click at LJ for option to open in new window. The remembering part is my problem.

Steve.


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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:07 AM

Pretty Please with sugar on top?

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 06:32 PM

If you have a newer browser just click the link with your middle mouse button (usually scroll wheel) instead of the left mouse button.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 07:07 PM

What Ed said. If you’re using a newer browser and don’t have a three button mouse, you can also generally hold down the “ctrl” key and click, and it’ll open in a new tab.

I hate when browsers force me to open links in a new window, but mostly because I’ve been doing control-click for years and years and years (gotta be close to a decade, now).

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 07:18 PM

Martin should be able to make this change fairly easily… all it takes is a simple code change in the reply box coding adding a bit of HTML to target a new window/tab instead of making a direct link. Or if you want to get fancy creating some custom redirects in .htaccess file for external links to do the same thing

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 08:42 PM

Another option is to right click on the liink and choose “open in new window.”

Just asked the question since sometimes the link takes you a couple pages into another sited and you may not be able to get back to the original LJ page you left.

My problem is when I go to the featured random project on home page. If I take a link from there and go too far, then I can’t find the project I started from. Sometimes I hadn’t finished all of the posts of the project. Going to LJ home isn’t any help, because the project has changed.

Steve.

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#6 posted 10-13-2009 03:48 AM

That should be for the top to decide.

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 08:48 PM

Man I really wish we make this change. If I had a dime for every link that I’ve clicked and then closed the window, thus closing LJ, I could afford to pay someone else to do my woodworking for them.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 11:57 PM

I have one of those expensive Logitech mouse with left and right buttons, a wheel , 5 more buttons works the very best.

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