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Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
« on: September 07, 2012, 06:45:01 PM »
Is this a forum setting or something I can change on my end? This isn't an issue on WTA. All links open in a new tab here. The problem is another board I'm on, fairly new, not terribly well put together. Every time I click on a link, it opens in the same tab, then I forget, close it and gotta go back to the site, find where I was in the thread, etc. Annoying as hell.

So is there something I can change on my end or is it a problem with their website?
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    Re: Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
    « Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 06:55:16 PM »
    I'd wager on it being the board configuration.

    OTOH, (you probably already know that) if you've got a middle mouse button (e. g. a scroll wheel), you can use that instead of the left mouse button to force any link to open in a new window/tab.

    If you're using Firefox, you could also use Greasemonkey to force all links on that domain to open in a new tab. Shouldn't even be terribly tricky to make it ignore links within the domain (e. g. reply-to-thread, forum profile, etc).
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    Re: Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
    « Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:47:47 PM »
    Also if you're in Firefox ctrl-t will reopen a tab that you've closed.
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    Re: Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
    « Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 12:17:26 AM »
    Wait  .   .    .     you mean their are OTHER boards ?   :shocked
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    Re: Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
    « Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 01:34:09 PM »
    The mouse tricks won't work. I don't use a separate mouse on my laptop. And I'm using Chrome. Guess I just gotta right click or remember to use the back button.
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    Re: Open in Same Tab vs Open in New Tab
    « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »
    Ctrl-left click works in Chrome for opening links in a new tab.

    You might also see if your laptop's touchpad will let you do area tapping and set one area as a middle click.
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