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Postby rsandman_2000 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:56 pm

With the upgrade that has happened on the site I was wondering if I'm confused about links in posts. Currently if you click on a link you are taken to that url. I thought that before the change that when you clicked a link in a post that url was opened in a new window. Am I incorrect on this?
But that's just my opinion.

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Re: Links in posts

Postby KVP » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:56 pm

You are correct. I've noticed the same thing.
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Re: Links in posts

Postby gfoster » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:20 pm

If you right click on a link, it will give you the option to "open in a new window". That's what you will want to do.

Most browsers let you make that a global setting too.

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Re: Links in posts

Postby Monster Mash » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:22 pm

I just posted the same question right before reading this, ignore my previous post... :roll:

I've noticed the same thing, I have closed my browser at least 5 times today thinking the link opened a new window...
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Re: Links in posts

Postby gfoster » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:08 pm

I've been doing a lot of reading on this issue and the change was very deliberate by the PHPBB community. From what I understand, the old behavior (popping up new windows) went against the strict XHTML standards. They changed it to inline links to make it validate properly against the current standards.

There are mods available in order to restore the old behavior. However, it requires hacking some of the underlying files. I'm perfectly comfortable doing this, but I don't have access to the actual machine in order to do the changes and to be quite honest, I'm a little leery about asking B3 to put in a ticket for it because if someone isn't careful, it could wreck things.

I'm still working on coming up with a solution to move the board to a different hosting provider where I can have access to the stuff that I need in order to be more responsive to stuff like this. It's slow going though and not any guarantee if it will happen.

In the meantime, I'm sorry, but you'll all just have to live with the new behavior and train yourselves to right click on links for now.

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Re: Links in posts

Postby PopeSmoker » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:33 am

If your mouse has a mousewheel, you can click that on the links and they will open in a new tab. I know this works in firefox and am fairly certain it works in other browsers like internet explorer and opera.
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Re: Links in posts

Postby Keith » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:40 am

PopeSmoker wrote:If your mouse has a mousewheel, you can click that on the links and they will open in a new tab. I know this works in firefox and am fairly certain it works in other browsers like internet explorer and opera.


+1 for FireFox. Easy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Links in posts

Postby Whitebeard_Brewer » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:45 am

I'm running IE 7, on mine, the mouse wheel open up in a new tab.....or I usually hold the shift key down then click the link...that will open a new window.
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