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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Feb 8, 2012 9:29 PM CST
...not really worth mentioning in the grand scheme of things, but I've never let that stop me before, so why start now? Hilarious!

Dave, is there anyway we can have links automatically open new tabs/new windows? Or had you already decided against that based on your greater understanding of things? Personally, it drives me crazy to click a link and have it open in the same tab ATP is in - out of all the places I hang out online, this is the only one that does that, so I never remember to right-click and open in new tab.

If it's a hassle or poor business sense, ignore me, but surely I'm not the only one who prefers links to open in new tabs. Could we make it a profile preference, maybe?

Thanks for listening
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Name: Carol
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CAKnapp
Feb 8, 2012 9:45 PM CST
Mary, hold down your control button when clicking on the link, and it will open in a new tab. It will become automatic to you after a couple of times. Smiling

Carol
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LindaTX8
Feb 8, 2012 9:56 PM CST
I usually right-click on links and choose the Open in New Tab option. Same thing would work with Open in New Window option.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2012 10:36 PM CST
Ooooh, I like that control key idea. Just tried it.
I had been doing the right click and choosing new tab. The control key is faster. Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you Carol. Group hug
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 8, 2012 10:38 PM CST
"I usually right-click on links and choose the Open in New Tab option."

I agree That's what I do, but I agree with Mary too. Thumbs up Would love to have a new tab open up. Thumbs up

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 8, 2012 10:39 PM CST
CAKnapp said:Mary, hold down your control button when clicking on the link, and it will open in a new tab. It will become automatic to you after a couple of times. Smiling

Carol


Didn't know that! Confused Blinking I'll have to try that and then try to remember it each time. Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 8, 2012 10:41 PM CST
Hey! I just tried it and it worked! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Wished I had known that sooner! *Blush*

Now to just remember it! Thumbs up

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2012 10:43 PM CST
It's fun, isn't it Marilyn. Hurray!
We learned something new today. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 8, 2012 10:50 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I agree I agree I agree Green Grin! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thumbs up Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Green Grin! Group hug
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 8, 2012 11:07 PM CST
Green Grin! Group hug

Wish Welcome! was also here without the welcome part, so we could use Welcome! for waving to others! Green Grin!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2012 12:17 AM CST
I love this place called ATP. : )
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 9, 2012 12:26 AM CST
Me too! Lovey dubby Group hug Green Grin! Thumbs up
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Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
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CAKnapp
Feb 9, 2012 6:51 AM CST
valleylynn said:Ooooh, I like that control key idea. Just tried it.
I had been doing the right click and choosing new tab. The control key is faster. Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you Carol. Group hug


You're welcome! It is much faster. And it's great to learn something new everyday!! Big Grin


control C = copy (after highlighting what you want to copy)
control X = cut (after highlighting what you want to cut)
control V = paste (put the cursor where you want to paste first)
control S = save (changes to your files, ie - jpg, doc, xls)
control P = print self-explanatory!!

Keep learning!! Thumbs up


Name: Mary
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fiwit
Feb 9, 2012 7:12 AM CST
Y'all, I wasn't asking for keyboard shortcuts to open new windows - I even said in my original post that I *don't want* to have to remember to right-click and open in new tab (not sure I knew about ctrl-click, though - handy!). Big Grin

I was asking why it doesn't automatically open a new window/tab so I don't have to remember to use a keyboard shortcut. I don't need to use keyboard shortcuts on any other internet board I visit -- blogs open new tabs, message boards open new tabs, facebook opens new tabs... it really should be de rigeur for any website to automatically open external links in a new tab (in my opinion). It's more friendly to the user, keeps the original website website open on their screen, etc.

I have around twelve places on the Internet that I go every day (6 of them, including ATP, Green Grin! open automatically when I load firefox). ATP is the only one of the 12 that doesn't open links in a new window. So when I click a link here, I have to consciously remember to add an extra keystroke before clicking.

It might be that the underlying software here makes that difficult to code, or it might be that Dave hadn't thought of it, or he has a good reason for not doing it. I don't know, so I'm asking the question, because it's a minor irritant in my day when I click an external link here. It's the only thing I don't like about ATP, honestly, and it can happen several times in one browsing session, depending on what I'm reading.

Sorry if I sound grumpy - still on my first cup of coffee *Blush*
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Feb 9, 2012 8:26 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

You can also middle click to open in a new tab, btw.

Dave's position has always been to never program software to make assumptions on behalf of the user. Your browser's default is to open the link in the same window, to change that behavior is forcing the user to do something else.

For the record, I'm with you all, and I agree that these days, almost every website opens the link in another tab, and I like that much much better.
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 9, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Trish said:You can also middle click to open in a new tab, btw.

Dave's position has always been to never program software to make assumptions on behalf of the user. Your browser's default is to open the link in the same window, to change that behavior is forcing the user to do something else.

For the record, I'm with you all, and I agree that these days, almost every website opens the link in another tab, and I like that much much better.



I'm pretty sure I had firefox set to open a new tab, cause it's what I prefer, but I've been wrong before and will be wrong again.
**heads to her tools menu to double check**


Thanks for 'splainin' Trish! Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 9, 2012 8:54 AM CST
well, Bummer! Firefox doesn't give me an option to automatically open links in a new tab. Any chance Dave could make it a user preference in our profile, or is that a hassle? (he's allowed to say no)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2012 9:11 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
It's like a birthday gift. Another thing learned. Thank you so much Trish, middle click is even better. I will us it from now on.
I just love it. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 9, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Mary, I use Firefox and it works.
Right Click on a link, like the one in your signiture line. First option should be "open link in a new tab"

Karen

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