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Feature request: Open external links in a new tab/window

That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guyRegistered User regular
Most forums I post have an option to open external links in a new tab/window. Is that a feature that could be easily added to Vanilla?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I'm afraid not. It's possible that it could be done globally, but I'm not sure

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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Do you think @IcyLiquid would know if that could be enabled as a global feature?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited October 2017
    He would certainly know, but also probably not appreciate being batsignalled by an end user.

    Tube on
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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    If you're using a modern browser on a PC and not mobile, middle click opens it in a new tab. If you're on mobile, click and hold, and most of them give you the option to open in a new tab.

    It's not native forum behavior but it's what I use.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    IcyLiquidIcyLiquid Two Steaks Montreal, QuebecAdministrator, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    edited October 2017
    bowen wrote: »
    If you're using a modern browser on a PC and not mobile, middle click opens it in a new tab. If you're on mobile, click and hold, and most of them give you the option to open in a new tab.

    It's not native forum behavior but it's what I use.

    This is what power users do, and its a great solution that supports both workflows. While its possible to do what you asked, its custom work and we don't recommend it.

    Also, what Tube said.

    IcyLiquid on
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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    If you're using a modern browser on a PC and not mobile, middle click opens it in a new tab. If you're on mobile, click and hold, and most of them give you the option to open in a new tab.

    It's not native forum behavior but it's what I use.

    Ctrl-left click, as well.

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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    If you're using a modern browser on a PC and not mobile, middle click opens it in a new tab. If you're on mobile, click and hold, and most of them give you the option to open in a new tab.

    It's not native forum behavior but it's what I use.

    Ctrl-left click, as well.

    I'm using middle click already. Sometimes I forget and it throws me off. Literally every other web forum I visit (including this one before we switched to vanilla) opens external links in a new window/tab. I was just curious if that could be easily implemented in the new forums.

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