Following Links

If you have feedback about the site or the forum, leave it here

Moderator: moderators

Following Links

Postby tate » June 2nd, 2009, 4:12 pm

whenever i follow a link it opens the link in the same tab as i was just reading. No other website does this for me (gmail, facebook etc) so i was wondering if it's your end or mine that this is happening at

cheers

tate
Go on, give us a goo! https://twitter.com/DebRugby - rugby from Europe's eastern fringe.
User avatar
tate
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 4218
Joined: March 6th, 2006, 7:15 pm
Location: Leinsteropia

Re: Following Links

Postby Eve » June 2nd, 2009, 9:57 pm

It's this end
Summer is ready when you are

Image
User avatar
Eve
Mullet Moderator
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: January 25th, 2006, 1:06 pm

Re: Following Links

Postby Skinfull » June 2nd, 2009, 11:29 pm

right click... "open in new tab"...easy.
Or if you are using Firefox click the link with your mouse wheel and it will auto open in a new tab. 8)
"Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!" - Kirk
User avatar
Skinfull
Mullet
 
Posts: 1678
Joined: August 15th, 2008, 12:41 pm

Re: Following Links

Postby FourMasters » March 19th, 2011, 4:01 pm

I was going to start a thread asking why links open in the same page - but here it is. And the answer to right-click the link.

But I still want to gripe that this website is so inconsistent with other forums on this point. Surely the basics of interface design is not to surprise/confuse your users.
User avatar
FourMasters
Knowledgeable
 
Posts: 309
Joined: November 10th, 2007, 1:10 am

Re: Following Links

Postby Dave Cahill » March 19th, 2011, 5:09 pm

FourMasters wrote:I was going to start a thread asking why links open in the same page - but here it is. And the answer to right-click the link.

But I still want to gripe that this website is so inconsistent with other forums on this point. Surely the basics of interface design is not to surprise/confuse your users.



It sounds odd, but every other forum is wrong. Nothing should open a window on your computer, unless you specifically want to open one yourself. Thats an absolute principle of interface design, backed and emphasised by every HI designer of note, including the god and father of the discipline, Bruce Tognazzini. What other sites do is to force the user to stay on their site, even though they have actively decided to leave by clicking a link that they know will take them elsewhere, a complete breach of design principles
I have Bumbleflex
User avatar
Dave Cahill
Gordon D'Arcy
 
Posts: 20482
Joined: January 24th, 2006, 4:32 pm
Location: None of your damn business

Re: Following Links

Postby fourthirtythree » March 19th, 2011, 10:19 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
FourMasters wrote:I was going to start a thread asking why links open in the same page - but here it is. And the answer to right-click the link.

But I still want to gripe that this website is so inconsistent with other forums on this point. Surely the basics of interface design is not to surprise/confuse your users.



It sounds odd, but every other forum is wrong. Nothing should open a window on your computer, unless you specifically want to open one yourself. Thats an absolute principle of interface design, backed and emphasised by every HI designer of note, including the god and father of the discipline, Bruce Tognazzini. What other sites do is to force the user to stay on their site, even though they have actively decided to leave by clicking a link that they know will take them elsewhere, a complete breach of design principles

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Datta: what have we given?
My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
What the thunder said to Brian Lenihan
User avatar
fourthirtythree
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 8500
Joined: April 12th, 2008, 11:33 pm
Location: Eight miles high

Re: Following Links

Postby brummie-leinster-man » April 21st, 2011, 9:00 am

Dave Cahill wrote:
FourMasters wrote:I was going to start a thread asking why links open in the same page - but here it is. And the answer to right-click the link.

But I still want to gripe that this website is so inconsistent with other forums on this point. Surely the basics of interface design is not to surprise/confuse your users.



It sounds odd, but every other forum is wrong.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure your right but this is funny!
User avatar
brummie-leinster-man
Enlightened
 
Posts: 813
Joined: January 29th, 2010, 11:29 am
Location: Birmingham

Re: Following Links

Postby Avenger » April 21st, 2011, 9:35 am

We should probably look to add it as a preference. Get on it Limey ;)
“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.” - JOHN MADDEN
User avatar
Avenger
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3344
Joined: February 9th, 2006, 4:57 pm
Location: lost in thought; it's unfamiliar territory...

Re: Following Links

Postby ronk » April 21st, 2011, 1:29 pm

Press SHIFT when clicking a link to open a new window
Press CTRL (COMMAND on a Mac) when clicking a link to open a new tab
If you forget and click on the link then click CTRL and the back button to reopen the page in a new tab.

I like the site the way it is.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 8519
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Following Links

Postby Avenger » April 21st, 2011, 1:33 pm

ronk wrote:I like the site the way it is.


Which is why is should be customizable. Not everyone is going to have the same preferences.
“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.” - JOHN MADDEN
User avatar
Avenger
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3344
Joined: February 9th, 2006, 4:57 pm
Location: lost in thought; it's unfamiliar territory...

Re: Following Links

Postby Skinfull » April 21st, 2011, 5:50 pm

I'm used to it now...but at first it was super annoying. If they changed it now I think it would annoy me more!
"Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!" - Kirk
User avatar
Skinfull
Mullet
 
Posts: 1678
Joined: August 15th, 2008, 12:41 pm


Return to Feedback

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest