Web Site Links in New Tabs

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by Tom P., Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Tom P.

    Tom P. Mouseketeer

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    Hello,

    I wasn't sure which forum would be most appropriate for this. Feel free to move it if there is a better one.

    I would just like to offer a comment/complaint regarding the story links on The DIS (wdwinfo.com). I strongly dislike it when sites default to opening every link clicked in a new browser tab.

    Links, in my opinion, should stay within the same browser tab as long as they are part of the same site. I can understand opening a new tab if you are clicking through to a third party site, but not when you are staying within the same site. Constantly opening new tabs is irritating, keeps things less organized, and make it more difficult to navigate backward and forward through pages.

    I would humbly suggest that this behavior be changed.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    I actually would rather it open a new tab. I then can easily go back and forth while keeping both tabs open.
     
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  4. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Me too.
     
  5. Princess Jes

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    Me three.

    I would argue that it actually keeps me far more organised as i like to stay where i was and read the link separately (either right away or at a later date)
    When it redirects me, i lose where i was.
     
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  6. dina444444

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    Same. I also don’t loose where I was before when I close the tab.
     
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  7. KingLlama

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  8. GreatLakes

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    I don't like defaulting to a new tab even though that is usually what I self-select. If someone wants a new tab they can just right-click and open in a new tab.
     
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  9. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

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    Hate to break disagree with OP but on my laptop (MacBook - Safari) the links on wdwinfo.com open in the same browser tab. Same for Firefox. Check your browser settings. You might be able to change them.
     
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  10. Princess Jes

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    Hey Bob, glad to see you stop by!
    Hoping the pay cut isn't hitting too hard.
     
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  11. Alicenwonderment

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    Ditto here. I use Safari and have old ancient white MacBook.
     
  12. KingLlama

    KingLlama My car finished 3rd on Radiator Springs Racers.

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    Hasn't affected me one bit, because I am now being paid strictly in bitcoin.
     
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  13. Richard M Nixon

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    It's best practice to keep navigation within the current tab for easy one-handed back/forth navigation. The user always has the option to force a link to open in a new tab by clicking with the middle mouse button. This practice ensures that both sides can have the user experience they desire without any compromise.
     
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  14. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    Same here. When I click on any link, I want it in a new tab so I don't lose my place in the tab I'm on.
     
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  15. YesterDark

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    FYI CTRL-Click does this for you.
     
  16. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    That’s fine. I just like how it is now.
     
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  17. TheMaxRebo

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    well, as long as you have a middle mouse button

    even if it opens in a separate tab you can just ctrl+Pg Up or Pg Down to cycle between tabs

    If it is a completely separate topic/story I like new tabs - if it is just another section of a same thing (so a different forum on same board) I prefer some tab
     
  18. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah I have a Mac no middle mouse button here.
     
  19. Princess Jes

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    Makes sense in this day and age.
    I'm assuming you're also being paid in the tears of those who booked trips in December for GE and are now devastated that it's opening in August.
     
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