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Embedded Links Should Open in New Tab

Postby rc_ziggy84 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:06 pm

Not sure if it is possible with the software used to power the site, but embedded links to external sites should be set to open in a new tab, rather than the current tab.

It's a more common website experience to open new tabs. I typically want to come back to the post or forum I was reading after visiting the external site. Closing the tab and being back where I was is a better experience than using the back button and (sometimes) waiting for a page reload. I imagine using the back button has a negative impact on website tracking and analytics as well.

Is this change possible with phpBB?
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Re: Embedded Links Should Open in New Tab

Postby Falcon Fanatic » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:32 pm

AGREE!!
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Re: Embedded Links Should Open in New Tab

Postby musicman2343 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:57 am

rc_ziggy84 wrote:Is this change possible with phpBB?


It is. The question was posed while Grant still ran the board. He said it was his personal preference that it not change.

I completely agree with you both it should open a new tab. Many a time I have closed this tab by accident because I just went on cruise control expecting it to have opened a new one.
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Re: Embedded Links Should Open in New Tab

Postby Bassdrummin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:19 pm

I will go ahead and implement this when I have some time. It's just the links within the posts/signatures, correct?
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Re: Embedded Links Should Open in New Tab

Postby rc_ziggy84 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:43 pm

Yes, post and signatures should cover it. Thanks!
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