Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#733 closed improve feature (wontfix)

Links to external pages should open in new tabs/pages

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unassigned
Component: BW General Keywords: welen
Cc:

Description

BW Rox version: r6112

user agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 request uri: http://www.bewelcome.org/about

The links to external web sites in the profile (https://www.bewelcome.org/bw/member.php?cid=xxxx) may open in a different tab/window. Other ways the user jump out of BW page. Could be a functionality in JavaScript? to previously check if the option is disabled from the user browser.

Hello and thanks to everyone in the Team. 1st contribution to BW, but not the last one ;). I hope is post in the right place. LPGA. Samuel.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by midsch

  • Component changed from unknown to BW General
  • freq_reported changed from 1 to 2
  • Reporter anonymous deleted
  • Summary changed from Links to external to Links to external pages should open in new tabs/pages
  • Type changed from unknown to new feature

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by TimLoal

  • Type changed from new feature to improve feature

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by TimLoal

  • Milestone changed from Future to 1.0

Can we simply ensure that all link tags in user content uses target blank to force opening in a new tab?

Move to milestone 1.3 if not suitable on 1.0

LnP

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jsfan

  • Milestone changed from 1.0 to unassigned

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Keywords welen added
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Really annoying from time to time. But as (all) browsers nowadays support opening link via context menu I close the ticket. (Add welen to keep it in mind.)

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by planetcruiser

forcing new tabs or windows is bad usability. the back button is interface enough for most users. the ones who want new tabs, can ctrl-click or say "open in new tab"

see http://www.social-ink.net/blog/usability-against-target-equals-blank-dont-open-in-new-window for details

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