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Links Open New Windows in Halfbakery

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This would make it easier to look at something someone linked to at a later time, or peruse a linked site while staying on the ‘Bakery concurrently. I assume there's a reason links don't open new windows, but I don't know what it is.
snarfyguy, Nov 10 2001

(Shh, but don't tell anyone...) javascript:eval(tmp...=50'));tmp.focus();
[lubbit, Feb 22 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(???) Ah, yes. Here it is. http://www.dmv.ca.g...finst/welin5150.htm
5150 definition [half, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I don't know if there's a reason either, but there's a simple fix in the mean time:
Right click.
Left click "Open in New Window."
Done. Unless you use something other than windows, in which case I don't know.
AfroAssault, Nov 10 2001

       In some browsers, you can middle-click, too.   

cp, Nov 10 2001

       I don't know what jutta's reasons are but I've stopped doing it too. Other than offering a greater choice my reason for stopping was that links that open a new window won't work in some cybercafés.   

       re: halfbakery and time distortion. I'm reading this from the year 1872 and although we're au fait with the latest activeX technology, I'm unable to get my horseless hovercraft to work.
st3f, Nov 10 2001

       The reason that links don't open new windows is that I don't like having to close them after I've used them, and I don't like having to fiddle with window management to position them; I also vaguely feel that opening new windows on my desktop without my explicit action is presumptuous of a site. What's it doing reaching out of its little box? Shoo!   

       As far as I can tell, this is simply a personal preference. If this site had a lot more per-person options, "links open new windows" might be one of them.   

       In sites where links _do_ open new windows, I find it irritating if these new windows are always the same (that is, the "target" parameter in the links has the same name.) What would you prefer, a different new window for each link, or the same window every time (which simply happens to be different from the halfbakery window)?
jutta, Nov 10 2001

       I prefer doing it myself. I am perfectly capable of opening my own windows, and find it vastly annoying when websites open windows on me.
StarChaser, Nov 10 2001

       Baked (see link). But not likely to be popular.
lubbit, Feb 22 2002

       I had posted this idea (request) ages ago. Was similarly frowned upon. So I've gotten used to doing the right-click, "open in new window" routine.   

       Google allows this option (under Preferences).
waugsqueke, Feb 22 2002

       Did this pop up to the top because an insane person made a link to nothing?
half, Nov 10 2003

       I was wondering why this popped back up too. That link works, if you allow Javascript pop-ups, and looks like it was added with the annotation a long time ago. The previous mechanism for ghost pop-ups was to add an annotation then delete it, but I thought that feature had been fixed.
DrCurry, Nov 10 2003

       Actually it is that second link that caused it, that person did the same thing on three different ideas.
krelnik, Nov 10 2003

       I was referring to the second link. (5150 is a code used by some law enforcement agencies to indicate someone who is crazy, psychotic, off their rocker, nuts, or something like that)
half, Nov 10 2003

       In Netscape go to Edit ==> Preferences ==> Navigator ==> Tabbed Browsing.
spiraliii, Nov 10 2003

       Yeah... both of you still using it.
waugsqueke, Nov 10 2003


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