Dal wrote:Not as standard. There are mods that can do this, but most I have found treat all links the same so either every link opens in a new window/tab or they all open in the same.
I found a mod called Prime Lunks that seems to have the flexibility to differentiate between internal and external targets but this hasn't been maintained in a couple of years. I've been bitten before with mods that eventually become incomparable with phobb3 releases.
Depending on what I'm doing, I don't always want this behaviour dictated to me and prefer making the decision for myself by using Right-click, open in new window/tab.
So any mod would need to be user-centric so as not to change the current behaviour unless a user explicitly wants to. It should also preferably support AutoMod as this mechanism makes regression easier than undoing a load of manual edits.
If you find a phpbb3 mod that fits the bill, then post it here. I'll deploy it onto the dev copy of AF and give you access so you can check it out.
exxos wrote:yep. In chrome you just hold the control key down when clicking a link to open in a new tab. I been using that feature for a long time.
AdamK wrote:@Forum admins: please don't do that
@catmando: most browsers (Chrome and Firefox for sure) support middle mouse button click as 'open link in a new tab'
catmando wrote: (obviously internal links it makes no sense to open a new tab)
catmando wrote:exxos wrote:yep. In chrome you just hold the control key down when clicking a link to open in a new tab. I been using that feature for a long time.
Thanks for the tip, is there a way to make it the active tab right away though?
Dal wrote:catmando wrote: (obviously internal links it makes no sense to open a new tab)
Not by default, no. But I often find myself in threads that branch off and link to other threads, so in this case, I want to keep the main thread open in one tab while looking at the referenced thread in another.
There may be a setting in the admin screens somewhere, but if it exists, it would be global and affect everyone's experience. I wouldn't want to deploy such a change unless users could enable/disable it for themselves.
I think the current behaviour is pretty unambiguous. If you want to open any link (internal or external) in a new tab, use a browser that gives this flexability (safari, chrome, Firefox or IE all do this).
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