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Links to open in new windows?

#1 Post by christopherhenry » Sun May 19, 2013 5:32 pm

Is it possible to change the forum so that links open in new windows (or panes) by default?

I always find myself rooting through and then I click on a link to something (ebay, or a parts supplier etc) and it opens in the same window and bam, the forum is gone. As I usually want to keep the linked-to page open, I find myself going back to the beginning elsewhere and starting all over again in the forum, often forgetting where I was in the first place.

I know it's possible to right click and open in a new window, and to duplicate the page etc, but that's extra mouse work and normally all external linked to websites open in new windows, don't they?

Anyone else find this a pain?
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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#2 Post by Mike Stevens » Mon May 20, 2013 12:00 pm

Having gone to an outside link somewhere that hasn't opened in a new window, I find I can always get back by using the 'back' button. If you can't, maybe there's some setting in explorer for that?

I think that doing what you want to do could be a explorer setting, but you may end up with as many windows as pages you've visited!

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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#3 Post by christopherhenry » Mon May 20, 2013 4:59 pm

Yes, going back works, but taking the reader right away from the forum in the first place isn't good website etiquette.

I thought there may be a switch/setting in the phpbb admin area. I run a big forum (not to do with coins) but it uses Invision Power, and to be honest, I can't remember if that's a setting there either!

I suppose I'll have to try to remember to right click and 'open in new tab'.
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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#4 Post by Alan Chatterton » Mon May 20, 2013 5:36 pm

Open the forum as a new web page and then it makes the forum the whole page width, not the half page it usually is. Then, any links you click open in full page width.
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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#5 Post by Mike Stevens » Tue May 21, 2013 11:49 am

Alan Chatterton wrote:Open the forum as a new web page and then it makes the forum the whole page width
I use a direct link to the forum anyway so don't go through the club site to start with. This gives me a full page width anyway!

Sadly I know very little about web design. I'm just a mere embedded systems design engineer, not a PC programmer either!

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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#6 Post by willjan » Tue May 21, 2013 5:04 pm

:?: Something just flew over my head,Owell could not have been very important. :lol:

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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#7 Post by Dave B » Tue May 21, 2013 5:15 pm

willjan wrote::?: Something just flew over my head,Owell could not have been very important. :lol:

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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#8 Post by willjan » Tue May 21, 2013 11:46 pm

Yes Dave :lol: :lol: Typing is a bit beyond me,as well as other modern things.

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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#9 Post by Dave B » Wed May 22, 2013 8:51 am

No offence meant Bill, just a laugh :)
I'm as bad as anyone on a computer, and a one finger typist :?
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Re: Links to open in new windows?

#10 Post by willjan » Wed May 22, 2013 2:02 pm

None taken Dave,i have to register my lack of any interest in pc technology by way of a joke or two,which i might add,are not even acknowledged.Must be too important to joke about. :oops:

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