BUMP... new to the forum and I have noticed this and it is very annoying. Almost all other forums I visit will open a new window/tab when I click on a link. That applies even if the link is to another thread/post in the same forum. I use Safari ( ) and it's not a setting because clicking opens on other forums. I hate to go deep into someone else's site or thread and forget where I am or have to click the back arrow several times. That is all.
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FWIW, a contrary opinion. I prefer to decide whether a link opens locally or in a new tab. Right-clicking, control-clicking and pressing are part of my daily workout. Strengthens fingers, creates mental agility, etc.
Life and baseball both sometimes are not fair, but it is how you play the hops that counts. —Scott Miller, NYT Sports
- ctrl+shift+left mouse click - opens link in a new tab and brings it to the front
- ctrl+left mouse click - opens link in new tab and keeps it in the background.
I use the latter one a lot if I am reading something that I want to finish before moving onto the link, also if an article has a lot of interesting links I can open them all in the background and check them out after finishing the article.
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