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Offline James---

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External links in new window
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:53:39 AM »
How can I let the outgoing links open in a new window,
so that the forumvisitor will not leave the forum by clicking on a link.
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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 11:01:39 AM »
All links posted in the forum open in new windows/tabs by default, and has done for years.
Never sacrifice who you are just because someone has a problem with it.

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Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Also, for years I have marvelled at the technical ingenuity of certain people, even if the practical usability was questionable. My goal is to outdo their technical ingenuity - for practicality. The king is dead. Long live the king.

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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 11:20:01 AM »
That's what I thought too, but please look at the YouTube URL in this post:
geldverdienenopinternetforum.nl/index.php?topic=437.msg2242#msg2242

On my computer, it doesn't open in a new window or tab. Do you experience the same?
How can I change it back to normal so that external windows do open in a new window?
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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 11:42:21 AM »
Can't tell since your forum appears to be in maintenance mode.
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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 11:58:14 AM »
The link has class="bbc_link new_win" target="_blank" in it, and on my Firefox browser it opens in a new tab. Is that the behavior you're looking for? Maybe it's a configuration difference in your browser, or you just fixed it in the last few minutes?

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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 12:01:35 PM »
It opens in a new tab for me in Chrome too...
Never sacrifice who you are just because someone has a problem with it.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Also, for years I have marvelled at the technical ingenuity of certain people, even if the practical usability was questionable. My goal is to outdo their technical ingenuity - for practicality. The king is dead. Long live the king.

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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 12:26:55 PM »
Alright, now it is off maintenance mode and works find for me as well.
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Re: External links in new window
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 07:26:46 AM »
Thanks for all the help. I checked it again today and it appears that only in my Opera browser the external links doesn't open in new tabs or windows, but in my internet explorer browser, all the links are opened in new tabs, just as it should be. So it is not a forum problem. Thanks everybody. Marked as solved.
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