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ssm
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Please set preferences so that links open in a new tab instead of the tab being used.

It is much better web design to not force users to a different site. Keep the users on this site and give them the option of looking at another site in a new tab. Users often don't return to a page after a new site page replaces the one they are on.

Squinshee
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How about you control-click,

How about you control-click, Apple-click, or scroll-click on any link you find here and whine elsewhere.

Rick L
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I would be more convenient

I would be more convenient for phone use

ssm
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Squinshee wrote:How about you

Squinshee wrote:
How about you control-click, Apple-click, or scroll-click on any link you find here and whine elsewhere.

It's called right-click mongoloid-boy.
If you had a smidge of reading comprehension you would see that I phrased it in a way to show benefit for this site, not me.

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Ok guys let's try NOT to start something...

You guys BOTH made your points, let's not get into any nastiness...

We on BGDF like to feel our forums are for mature people who don't need comments to result in any personal attacks.

If you want to argue, please do so in a Private Message ... feel free.

But please not publicly.

Thank you,

QuestCCG
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X3M
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Point of view, matters.

ssm wrote:
Please set preferences so that links open in a new tab instead of the tab being used.

It is much better web design to not force users to a different site. Keep the users on this site and give them the option of looking at another site in a new tab. Users often don't return to a page after a new site page replaces the one they are on.

Usage on a computer, requires a right click for the menu. But I can imagine this question is actually meant for the usage on mobile phones or I-pads.

Hold your finger on the link for a longer while. After a second or so, a menu should pop up, just like on your pc. And you can select the option, to open up the link in another tab.
This works well for Samsung devices. But I don't know about other devices if they work the same way.

Please let me know if that helped.

Cheers, X3M

richdurham
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As QuestCCG said: Play nice. That goes for both Squinshee and the OP.

In regards to the OP - thank you for the feedback. That level of control as a default, site-wide feature is beyond our site at the moment. It is up to users, when posting links (and using HTML) to use:

<a href="http://www.example.com/" target="_blank">My Link</a>

If there's further name calling, the offending user will be ejected from the site.

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