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Forum topic by marc_rosen posted 05-06-2016 12:59 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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marc_rosen

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05-06-2016 12:59 AM

Hey LJ folks,
First I was not certain how to search for this topic if it had been posted before. When I click on any link in a message my browser (IE or Firefox) leaves Lumberjocks and takes me to that new website. I would prefer having it open a new tab or window. Is this a feature of LJ or is it just the way my settings are configured?
Thanks in advance for any feedback. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"


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AZWoody

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#1 posted 05-06-2016 01:08 AM

That’s how it is. There was a thread about any suggested changes and that was one I would love to have.

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marc_rosen

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#2 posted 05-06-2016 02:29 AM

Hi AZ,
Thank you for your reply, Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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hairy

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#3 posted 05-06-2016 11:54 AM

Right click. Open in new tab or window, when you close the new tab you are back where you were before the right click.
That’s how I do it. hth

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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WillliamMSP

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#4 posted 05-06-2016 12:03 PM

+1 to the right-click, but it’s an annoying extra step to remember when most forums/sites simply open a new tab. I, too, would love to see it changed to conform with the norm.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#5 posted 05-06-2016 12:32 PM

Another option if you have a “wheel mouse” is to put the cursor over the link and press the wheel to click the link. This will force the link to open in a new browser tab.

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xeddog

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#6 posted 05-06-2016 04:55 PM

I have used the right-click method so much that it is now almost automatic.

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marc_rosen

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#7 posted 05-07-2016 12:47 AM

Thanks for the replies about the “Right Click” and the “wheel mouse”. Both methods work and it makes cruising through the posts much better.
Hope you all have fun in your shops this weekend. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 05-07-2016 08:16 PM



I have used the right-click method so much that it is now almost automatic.

- xeddog

That’s the ONLY way I have ever done it. Pretty much second nature to me also

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Ger21

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#9 posted 05-07-2016 08:37 PM



Another option if you have a “wheel mouse” is to put the cursor over the link and press the wheel to click the link. This will force the link to open in a new browser tab.

Wow, sooo much better than right clicking.
Thanks !!

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#10 posted 05-09-2016 04:35 PM

You can also hold down CTRL when you click the link and it’ll open in a new tab.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jbay

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#11 posted 05-09-2016 04:41 PM

Great tip on the mouse wheel. (One and done), Thanks

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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hairy

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#12 posted 05-10-2016 02:25 PM



Another option if you have a “wheel mouse” is to put the cursor over the link and press the wheel to click the link. This will force the link to open in a new browser tab.

- ScottM

This is my new way how to do it. Thanks!!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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AZWoody

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#13 posted 05-10-2016 02:32 PM

The problem with the other ways, which I do use is that the vast majority of forums I have ever been to all open a new tab or page on a normal left-click so out of just force of habit, I will do that and rarely do the other methods.

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wncguy

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#14 posted 05-10-2016 07:08 PM

Great subject & responses… I tried the suggestion from ScottM ( mouse wheel) & it is great!
Thanks!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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