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Topic # 159966 18-Dec-2014 16:38
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You are all geeks right? You know your way around computers, servers, hardware and other things, but how come when some of you create a link to a site or article, you can't make it open in a new tab, thereby losing this site when clicked? ;)


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  Reply # 1200060 18-Dec-2014 16:46
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I do - you just choose "target new window" when you use the "create link tool". Like this.




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  Reply # 1200063 18-Dec-2014 16:49
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timmmay: I do - you just choose "target new window" when you use the "create link tool". Like this.


Yep, I know how to do it :)


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  Reply # 1200064 18-Dec-2014 16:53
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i assume the link will open up in the existing tab and always middleclick links.




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  Reply # 1200067 18-Dec-2014 16:57
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hio77: i assume the link will open up in the existing tab and always middleclick links.


this but the link posted above automatically opens in a new window when left clicked anyways

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  Reply # 1200069 18-Dec-2014 17:01
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Jase2985:
hio77: i assume the link will open up in the existing tab and always middleclick links.


this but the link posted above automatically opens in a new window when left clicked anyways


but what if it doesnt? i dont want to have to go back then reopen it how i expect things to open..


its simply habit for me.


then again, i make alot of use of the the left and right scroll wheel for transport between tabs and such when im browsing too so it is habit to have my hand there already.


when im without my mouse, i certainly feel lost.




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  Reply # 1200126 18-Dec-2014 19:42
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semigeek: You are all geeks right? You know your way around computers, servers, hardware and other things, but how come when some of you create a link to a site or article, you can't make it open in a new tab, thereby losing this site when clicked? ;)



Lost cause. Can't find the lazy.





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  Reply # 1200127 18-Dec-2014 19:47
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Perhaps opening a new window should be the default - I have to change it manually every time I post a link. Well I don't have to, but I do.




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  Reply # 1200139 18-Dec-2014 20:13
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hio77:
when im without my mouse, i certainly feel lost.


I like you always center click anyways and yes using a laptop when there is no mouse makes things take a whole lot longer

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  Reply # 1200156 18-Dec-2014 20:30
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Jase2985:
hio77:
when im without my mouse, i certainly feel lost.


I like you always center click anyways and yes using a laptop when there is no mouse makes things take a whole lot longer


i use a G700 on desktop and M515 for laptop

Middle click on the M515 is unfortunately in an odd place, but otherwise its a consistent experience.



Laptop has suffered a little bit of a death so i never touch the M515 anymore.




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  Reply # 1200538 19-Dec-2014 12:45
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freitasm:
semigeek: You are all geeks right? You know your way around computers, servers, hardware and other things, but how come when some of you create a link to a site or article, you can't make it open in a new tab, thereby losing this site when clicked? ;)



Lost cause. Can't find the lazy.



It all depends on how many people you want to stay on your site or wander off somewhere else because clicking a link takes them away from GZ completely... ;-)

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  Reply # 1200540 19-Dec-2014 12:49
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Goes back to people actually hyperlinking, people using more than one word in subjects, people posting questions with more information, etc.

We can't control others. It's all very personal.





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  Reply # 1200547 19-Dec-2014 13:04
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Its a non-issue. A lot of people are used to this and just click the back button once they've visited the link.
Personally, I judiciously use the middle click open in new tab regardless.

EDIT: What annoys me more, is the techy people who refuse to create a functioning hyperlink, and just leave the url as plain text.

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