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Make External Links open in a new window?
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Author:  w8state [ Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Make External Links open in a new window?

Just a suggestion, or perhaps it is a forum setting I can change, but I'd like to suggest making the hyperlinks to other sites open a new window so the forum will stay on the same page in my current window.

Yeah I realize I can right click on the url and open in a new tab, but sometimes I forget.

It's nothing major, just a small suggestion...

Thanks!

:geek:

Author:  pixel_pusher [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

I agree, when you click on an external link, it should open a new tab or a new window.


Mark

Author:  Tex [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

If you are using firefox or opera, you can use the mouse gestures to open links in new tabs.

I know this is not a real solution to you problem, but it works just fine for me. It takes a little time getting used to it, but it changed browsing for me and makes a lot of things easier.

HTH, Moritz

Author:  TS-E [ Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

That's a coincidence, this particular subject being at the top of the thread list! I've just come in here to make this very suggestion too.

In all my internet life I've never come across another forum (and I'm a member of God knows how many dozen) that doesn't have links set to open in a new window.

For this reason it's automatic to close a window from a link to get back to a forum, and I'm ALWAYS forgetting to do it with this forum and end up losing my place. It drives me MAD! :lol:

Also, whilst I'm on here, the forum key word 'highlight' boxes for the search results are very dark grey and obliterate the words they are highlighting, making the threads difficult to read.

Apart from that it's a really nice forum. :-)

Author:  avenfoto [ Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

i just came here to make this suggestion. looks like im not alone. Super annoying leaving the forum whenever i click on a link. +1 for open in a new window.

Author:  avenfoto [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

any update on this? suuuuper annoying getting booted from timescapes every. single. time.

Author:  RiverPirate [ Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

This was posted in 2008, and still nothing... Can we get this to happen?!?!?

Author:  Owen [ Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

Yeh Ive been thinking he same for along rme now.

Author:  Jim [ Sun May 08, 2011 8:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

The function doesn't seem to be built into the forum software, but there's an easy mod that can be applied to make it work.

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/links-o ... w-windows/

Author:  Zigmo [ Mon May 09, 2011 7:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

This can be done in less than 30 minutes. I have managed several phpBB forums, so Tom or anyone else that has access and needs help give me shout.

Author:  Jim [ Tue May 10, 2011 11:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

Zigmo wrote:
This can be done in less than 30 minutes. I have managed several phpBB forums, so Tom or anyone else that has access and needs help give me shout.


Actually it took 20 minutes. Works great, new tabs in Firefox instead of getting lost ;)

Author:  Holy_13 [ Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

how about this feature?
it's really annoying always closing the forum tab because you opened a link and it doesn't open in a new tab... :evil:

Author:  Fraa [ Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

I'm not annoyed by this at all, I open links with my scrollwheel or control-click anyway.
Guess it just depends on what you're used to ;)

Author:  TS-E [ Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

Any news on implementing the suggested feature?

Like an idiot I still keep forgetting that this forum doesn't open links in new windows and I keep inadvertently closing it and losing where I was! :lol:

Author:  Zigmo [ Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

I hear they are investigating this. The issue is that it is not a setting in the admin panel and requires a Mod to be installed and/or a modification to the code.

Author:  TS-E [ Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

I'm really surprised it isn't a default setting. As I mentioned a while ago (and I'm sure this must be the case for everyone else), I'm a member of many dozen forums and this is the only one that I can think of that doesn't open links in a new window.

Anyway, it's not the end of the world, but it would be handy if it was a bit more user friendly for people like me who never remember what to do! :lol:

Author:  Zigmo [ Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Make External Links open in a new window?

Trust me I'm with you 100%. I have managed several forums in the past and all of them I had to install a Mod.

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