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kirsty_s2k
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Web links

Post by kirsty_s2k » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Is there a way to set any url links to open in new tab as default rather than navigate away from the forum? Seems a bit odd for that not to be the case.
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Re: Web links

Post by abby606 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:32 pm

Don't think so - the forum appears to be phpBB and an extension/modification would be required for that behaviour.

It's generally not included by default as it's considered bad etiquette for a site to operate in a non-standard way, i.e. if you want a window/tab to open, you use a middle click or use the right click menu on a hyperlink to achieve it.


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Re: Web links

Post by Rob » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:02 pm

It has been asked before and the forum software doesn’t have the option. Essentially it’s the same as answered above, it’s considered bad practice to control how a users browser behaves! I personally prefer them opening in a new window too...


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kirsty_s2k
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Re: Web links

Post by kirsty_s2k » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:39 pm

No problem, I didn't realise it's considered bad practice - seems pretty common nowadays. I'm just lazy :p
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Re: Web links

Post by Shaenei » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Some admins don't link mods to forums as it sometimes prevents updates but if you wanted Rob you can install this extension which allows users to choose if they want links to open in a new window or not

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2284971
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