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 Post subject: Open a link in a new window
New postPosted: April 9th, 2008, 1:20 pm 
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Is this something that can be done with the forum site or is it just my settings? Seems to me when we had a link to click on in a post with Schmetwork54, it opened in a new window so we could close it and return to the post that had it , still open in the first window. Now when I click on a link to say, view someone's photos and then I close that window, I have to reload the forum site. Can this be fixed so links opened here open in a new window?

Did I make that understandable?

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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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I don't click on the URL links within posts, but copy them, open a new window and paste them into the address bar. I looked through the control panels available to us and see no settings for opening links in new windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
New postPosted: April 9th, 2008, 4:42 pm 
That is a little frustrating, for sure. But you know, you don't have to close the new window - just hit the back button and you will return to the post that sent you there.
Edited to add: this is the reason I much prefer it when people post their pictures within the message, instead of a link to picturetrail or whatever. I'm just lazy, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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I am also annoyed by this. It seems that it can be done (defaulting to opening a new window when a link is clicked) but it requires some careful coding that I'm not up for at the moment because I've had a few beers at the Rummel Alumni Beast Feast (and it was very good including the nutria tacos). I will make every effort to find a solution, but not tonight.

On a related note, I agree that I enjoy seeing photos on the forums rather than having to click a link to view them but I understand that it is convenient to post images on another hosting site which one is familiar and comfortable in using. On that note, I thank everyone who shares photos here, now matter how they are accessed.

Thanks for your patience with the "new and improved" Mr. Lake forums. I'll do my best to iron out the kinks as we go along.

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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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To open a link in a new window, simply right click on the link and it give you the option of opening in new window. That's what I've been doing since seeing that it didn't automatically work that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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Inquiring Minds wrote:
To open a link in a new window, simply right click on the link and it give you the option of opening in new window. That's what I've been doing since seeing that it didn't automatically work that way.


Crikey! As simple as that! I am so, like....DURRRRR! Thanks, IM! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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[quote="Mr. Lake"]I am also annoyed by thus. It seems that it can be done (defaulting to opening a new window when a link is clicked) but it requires some careful coding that I'm not up for at the moment because I've had a few beers at the Rummel Alumni Beast Feast (and it was very good including the nutria tacos). I will make every effort to find a solution, but not tonight./quote]

Thanks muchly! I am happy waiting till all those nutria tacos digest. And may I say, ICK! This place will be a thing of beauty pretty soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Open a link in a new window
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After further investigation I found that this version of phpbb adheres to the latest XHTML web standards compliance. Links to external windows are not compliant. I could fiddle with the coding but, at this point, feel as though we'd be taking a step back as it seems that soon most new or updated quality websites will be designed using the new standards. In other words, this will soon be the norm rather than the exception.

Please take IM's advice and right-click to choose the option to open a link in a new window.

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