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Forum topic by woodn1 posted 02-27-2010 06:08 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodn1

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02-27-2010 06:08 PM

First -love the site…thanks for doing it!
But ..it makes me little nuts when I click a link and get sent away from where I was to view tangential interests.
If the links or underlined words opened a new tab for “within this site links” and a new window for “leaving this site links” the surfing here would be a heck of a lot faster & easier.
whatcha think?

-- Steve- www.woodenjourney.com


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#1 posted 02-27-2010 06:26 PM

Just right click the link and select open in new tab or open in new window… That type of control is built into the browser

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 06:38 PM

Or, if you use Firefox, hold down the <ctrl> key when clicking on a link. That will open the link in a new tab.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 06:41 PM

Or … if using Google Chrome … and a Mac … it’s command-click.

That’ll be ten dollars, please ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 06:41 PM

A scroll wheel click on the link will open in a new tab.

-- Fred

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woodn1

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 06:55 PM

True, but this functionality can be built into the site too.
Just last week I was amazed with a friend who googled a topic, left clicked a link, then back buttoned to the search only to do it again. I showed him the right click button…it really is amazing how many folks don’t get the right button functionality.
All I’m saying is the easier a site navigates, the better.
thanks

-- Steve- www.woodenjourney.com

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 06:57 PM

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 06:58 PM

If you prefer that your home page appear when you open a new tab, follow these steps:

1.Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.

2.Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3.Click the General tab, and then, under Tabs, click Settings.

4.In the Tabbed Browsing Settings dialog box, do one of the following:

•In Internet Explorer 8, click the list under When a new tab is opened, open, click Your first home page, click OK, and then click OK again.

•In Internet Explorer 7, select the Open home page for new tabs instead of a blank page check box, click OK, and then click OK again.

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 07:00 PM

Wait- maybe that’s just the answer that I was looking for… :)

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#9 posted 02-27-2010 07:19 PM

The site uses common web conventions for how links work. Change it and I think folks will have more troubles…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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