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Forum topic by Marty5965 posted 03-17-2013 12:24 PM 1388 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marty5965

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03-17-2013 12:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: links tags new window

Could the Admins consider adding targets to the URL links posted by the LJ’s? If I’m on a computer I always right click and open In a new window but if I am on my iPad I can’t do that. It’s really frustrating when one is half way through a great thread and want to check out a link and it takes you off the site. Thanks.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....


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SebringDon

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 12:45 PM

Yes, please. There’s nothing more frustrating than closing a window after reading some article or watching a video, and realizing I just closed my LJ pulse window. I’d prefer it open a new tab rather than a new window, but in any case, please stop sending me offsite every time I click a link.

-- Don

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Lifesaver2000

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 01:12 PM

Marty, I have an iPod touch, and with it if I press and hold on a link for a couple of seconds, then an option list slides up with the option to open in a new page. I never tried it on an iPad, but since they are both iOS it might be worth a try, at least until/if the admins take your suggestion.

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Marty5965

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 01:25 PM

@lifesaver
That works! Thanks very much for the tip.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 02:04 PM

It might be better. Sometimes when I go to a link I forget and close the link instead of using my back button. Then I have to reopen Lumberjocks. However, most of the time it’s ok because I’ve gotten use to it and hit the back button.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 05:24 PM

Great idea. Very much need for a site that’s not particularly mobile friendly as it is.

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 05:37 PM

Marty thanks for bringing this up.
Lifesaver thanks for tip, will save a lot of frustration.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 05:17 AM

I like this suggestion. I’ve also accidentally closed the tab a few times instead of hitting the back button and on a long thread it loses my place.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 06:02 AM

Mobile friendly site would be awesome :) but its a good sight nonetheless

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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