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Opening links

Post by MichaelXY » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:51 pm

I would like to suggest that when a user clicks on a link in a message, a new browser windows opens up rather than just leaving the site in the current window. :D

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Post by Nad » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:44 pm

Use Firefox and learn to right click :P

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Post by mith » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:06 pm

Nad wrote:Use Firefox and learn to right click :P

Learn to use firefox and use the middle mouse button :P.
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Re: Opening links

Post by MichaelXY » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:22 pm

This suggestion does not help much for people that are using school computers which do not have Firefox installed. Besides, I would think the webmaster would not want visitors to leave the site after following links, as this may lower ad clicking income.
But, whatever.
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Well it just so happens that the right click works with IE also, so I guess this was a useful suggestion. Just have to remember to right click.

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Post by AstusAleator » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:44 am

I agree with Micheal, though. Not everyone thinks of right-clicking when they're following a link out of the forum, and people are forgetful enough they might not come back if they don't have a browser window still open to the forum.
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Post by alextemplet » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:01 pm

I take the opposing viewpoint; I think almost everyone knows how to either right-click or manually open a new window through the file menu. But just out of curiosity, how hard would it be to reprogram the forum to cause links to open in a new tab? I personally don't like multiple windows (too much clutter on the task bar) but tabs are the coolest thing since sliced bread and canned beer.
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Post by AstusAleator » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:36 am

forget sliced bread, beer is bread in a can (assuming it's canned beer).

SO I don't think that ALL links should open to a new window. Just the ones that link away from bio-online. I suppose the only way to do it would be to make all posted links open new windows, with the assumption that they're probably out-linking. Also, advertisement links should open new windows (maybe they already do, I never click them ;).

The point is, keep people here, and make it easy for less computer-savvy people to surf the forum.
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Post by alextemplet » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:36 pm

You bring up a good point; I'd imagine it would be a real programming headache to cause only non-bio-online links to open in a new widow. Wouldn't want to have to tackle that one.
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Post by canalon » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:52 pm

alextemplet wrote:I'd imagine it would be a real programming headache to cause only non-bio-online links to open in a new widow.


Yeah, and as a husband I fear the mass creation of widows that this would cause....
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Post by alextemplet » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:06 pm

canalon wrote:
alextemplet wrote:I'd imagine it would be a real programming headache to cause only non-bio-online links to open in a new widow.


Yeah, and as a husband I fear the mass creation of widows that this would cause....


Ok, in all fairness, I hadn't had coffee yet when I made that spelling error. :oops:
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Post by AstusAleator » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:40 pm

Lets just call it a typo ;)
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Post by canalon » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:33 pm

But a potentially fatal one, since he will soon get married.
Be carefull every time you open a link, a computer will explode killing its user, thus creating a new widow... ;)
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