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- Brian Robertson
June 19, 2007, 7:13 am
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Re: New tab
On Firefox and iCab I do it by pressing the command key as i
click links in the browser window. As for links that occur
elsewhere, e.g., in newsreader, I have set the preferences in FF
and iCab so that they open always in new tabs. That is on a Mac.
If you are asking how to do it on a Windows machine, I think
maybe similar but perhaps a the Alt key. Look at Properties.
If you are asking how to make it happen on someone else's
computer when they are clicking on links in your website, I
believe this is not a good idea even if there was a reliable way
to ensure this. Mainly because it might not please the user who
should therefore be allowed to decide these things for him or
You can put target="_blank" in your links (not kosher in Strict)
and this is a handle that might trigger a new tab if the user
(like me) sets the browser to so act. But if it is ot explicitly
so set by the user, it will default open a new window. Not a good
bet as default is much more likely.
Re: New tab
On IE 7, using a three-button mouse, you can just click on a click with the
Indeed. Thus, using the middle button is a simple and effective weapon
against target="_blank". However, not all users know this. Besides, there's
no comparable simple method for opening a link in the current window and the
current tab (i.e., using it as a normal link) if the link has
target="_blank". So target="_blank" is still a nuisance, especially to
novice users who easily get confused. (They try to use the Back button,
without realizing that a new window was thrown at them.)
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")