...and it just hit again, so I'll say something about it...
Whoever mods the Jive software needs to jump in to the settings and see if there's a way to force any external links to open a new tab... every time I forget to right click and choose "open in new tab" on a link in here, and just click on it, I almost always end up closing the tab at the external site expecting to jump right back here, and then have to open a new tab and browse back to the forums... kind of a pain...
Probably not something that everyone notices or thinks about, but as a web programmer and designer, it's something that I deal with frequently on my own sites, so I know there should be a relatively easy fix possible for it.
Didn't know about Ctrl, thanks, Ann... If I used Firefox that little trick would be helpful, but I'm a Chrome user...
I suppose it's just the principle of best practice in web design and development that is bugging me the most about this... I know there are ways around it, but best practice says do it in design. Oh well. Long day yesterday, I guess that was just me venting!
If I used Firefox that little trick would be helpful
Doesn't work in Firefox the way you want it to. Unless the link itself is coded to open in a new window, it'll still open in the same tab.
And I have to agree with David on this one. Links should always open in a new 'whatever', without us having to code them that way.
Some links DO open a New Tab, but many do not.
I have not figured out why, but would guess that the links embedded from the editing screen do NOT open the new tab, while if one codes in the HTML, then they can add that function.
Personally, I like the New Tab approach (I seem to recall that one could specify that, but maybe I am thinking of another forum?). Only problem that I have, when a New Tab has been opened, is that I often do not notice, and keep hitting Back! Then I look up, and understand.
Anyway, the Forum Comments forum will get the attention of Adobe-Admin (John C), and he can comment, plus add this to his "wishlist."
Some of this could well be browser-specific, or even browser settings-specific. I use Chrome and 90% of the links stay in the original open tab, but about 10% open that New Tab?
PS - after seeing your title, but before I read the body copy, I thought that you were going to complain about something that I had done... sigh of relief!
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