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So I was reading suggestions, and there are a number of people in this post who complained about links that force open a new window, especially with the prevalance of tabbed browsers these days. I myself have been making a conscience effort of coding my links to open in new windows because, well, I like it. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, it's the difference between these links to open Google --
No new window/tab
New window/tab

And this has me wondering....
Poll #780206 Do you like having a new window/tab coded for you on links?

Do you like having links force open a new window or tab?

Yeah, force the new window or tab for me
11(55.0%)
No, and I really wish people would stop doing this!
3(15.0%)
Eh. I couldn't care one way or the other.
6(30.0%)

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pettitte96
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
I prefer having the new window opened. However, I must point out that neither of the links you provided are doing so. :)
msmcfeeley
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
I concur!
rialtus
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Fixed that. Sorry.
cahwyguy
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
I normally middle-click windows anyway, which opens them in a new tab. What I don't like is the use of javascript to open a new window, which typically means that middle-click doesn't work.
rialtus
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
On that I totally agree!
missingdonut
Jul. 28th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
I can't believe that people wouldn't want links to open in new tabs/windows. Then again, I like everything as fast as possible and the time that a browser like IE6 would take to reload LiveGerbil would be unacceptable to me.

Then again, I use Opera, so I'll stop blathering on.
bitter_crimson
Jul. 29th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
I almost always right click -> open in a new tab anyway. However, sometimes I want certain links to open in the same window, and sometimes I want them to open in a new window. It really all depends on what's going on, where I am, what I'm doing, etc.. But yeah. I don't care that much.
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