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Forum topic by jusfine posted 06-21-2010 09:15 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jusfine

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06-21-2010 09:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: links

It is frustrating when the links clicked on use the same window, taking you away from the topic you were looking at, and when you return back to the topic, you start at the beginning again.

Just a personal thing, but I would like to see the links open in a separate window, that way they can be minimized and viewed later, not losing time reloading pages…

Especially difficult when I am on a slow dial-up connection…

Anyone else have the same feeling?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 06-21-2010 09:35 PM

Browsers on Linux and Windows usually support a “right click” menu (right for righties, left for lefties) that offers you the option of opening the link in another window or in another tab. I imagine Macs have something similar but I haven’t used one in years (geeze – its been two decades!)

Dialup takes a lot of the fun out of the Internet.

-- Greg D.

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 09:48 PM

I’m not disagreeing with you, but, like GregD, I suggest right-click New Tab. I do this so much that I find myself doing it on pages that do pop a new windows.

I’ve got my browser configured to open tabs in the background so I can load up several tabs at once from the same page and then view them at my leisure.

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jusfine

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 09:59 PM

Well, where was my head? I have used that countless times.

Thanks for putting me back on track.

And yes, dial up does take the fun out of it.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 10:13 PM

Its the dialup connection slowly driving you crazy. Sometimes its the only way to connect, but its tough to live with.

-- Greg D.

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 10:34 PM

How about the middle-click which opens a link in a new tab configurable for either foreground or background (I’m using Firefox but as I recall it works with IE too).

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 10:47 PM

you can also hold CTRL and that will open it up in a new window

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 12:40 AM

On most of the browsers I use (and, yes, I use 4 different browsers on 5 different platforms), control-click opens the link in a new tab in the background. So I run down a page control-clicking, and by the time I’m ready to read the tabs I’ve read they’ve already loaded and, better, any stupid splash screen ads or whatever have already played.

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

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