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Links in new window

Post by BladeRunner919 » Tue 25 Jun, 2013 12:53

Hi Robert,

I was wondering if it's possible that when clicking on a link in a post, that link opens in a new browser tab, rather than in the current tab (ie, taking you away from he post you're looking at)? Some other forums do this by default, and I find it very useful, but on here I always have to right-click and select 'open in new tab'?

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Links in new window

Post by Pierrick » Tue 25 Jun, 2013 17:51

I was thinking the same... it's a bit of a pain when you want to have a look at the web site or anything which was on the link and in the same time stay on the forum!

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Re: Links in new window

Post by Robert T » Tue 25 Jun, 2013 19:49

Just had a quick look at this, and it might be a feature of the theme used with the board - it appears that phpBB does distinguish links within the site from those to other sites - so it might be possible for me to force it into a new window. I will have a play when I find some time.

In the meantime, there are two ways you can get posts to open in a new tab 1) Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click - depending upon your browser will open a link in a new window or new tab respectively. 2) In Firefox you can pin tabs so that they open in every session - one of the side effects of this is that links to another site automatically open in new tabs - this is how I have mine setup.

Cheers R.

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Re: Links in new window

Post by Gazza » Tue 25 Jun, 2013 20:01

I agree, sort this out Rob :lol: it's a PITA !
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Re: Links in new window

Post by Robert T » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 12:48

Sadly, the styles that I was hoping to use only apply to "magic" links. Any links which use the URL tags do not get marked up in this way, and right now I can't see a way to inspect links in the BBCode processor. As URL tags are used for internal navigation of the board, it is not acceptable to make all links open in a new tab. I am working on this area of the board for image hosting, so if I do find a way to make it work, I will let you know.

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Re: Links in new window

Post by BladeRunner919 » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 13:16

Ok, thanks for looking into it.

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Re: Links in new window

Post by gookah » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 16:02

BladeRunner919 wrote:Hi Robert,

I was wondering if it's possible that when clicking on a link in a post, that link opens in a new browser tab, rather than in the current tab (ie, taking you away from he post you're looking at)? Some other forums do this by default, and I find it very useful, but on here I always have to right-click and select 'open in new tab'?

Thanks for looking.

All you need do is hold the CTRL button and left-click on the link.. that will open it in a new tab.

The CMD button on a mac does the same..
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