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May 28, 2004

Carry on browsing

The Flea has a high-speed bias with all these links to videos and such. I have been thinking of fiddling with MT to make links open into a new window on the grounds this would make it simpler for dial-up folks to carry on browsing while files load. Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 28, 2004 08:38 AM

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Awesome idea -- even for us highspeed guys.

Sometimes you want to wander around a linked site for a while (case in point: Double Agent), but when you're finished checking it out and want to go back to Flea-land, it's a pain to have to go through the back-history, or re-load the Flea from bookmarks and then scroll back to where you were before you followed the link.

Of course you can get around it by right-clicking on the link in your post, and selecting "Open in New Window", but it would be nice to remove that extra step.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at May 28, 2004 10:10 AM

Ok, from my Shotgun posting I know the extension is [ target="_blank"] but how to modify the Javascript in the little URL button? Hmm...

Posted by: Flea at May 28, 2004 10:31 AM

If I want links to open in a new window, I'll do it myself. Anyone can do it, it's easy. Shift-click in IE, middle or Ctrl-click in Netscape.

Posted by: ian at May 28, 2004 10:46 AM

I don't know if it helps or not: Look at http://youngpup.net/2003/popups
for a discussion of decent, bookmarkable popups.

Posted by: urthshu at May 28, 2004 02:08 PM

Hmm. These are good arguments for letting people right-click at their discretion...

Posted by: Flea at May 28, 2004 06:34 PM