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tokyoahead

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Hi, I think it would be a good idea to be able to set an option in config.php, that enables you to have a target=\"_blank\" inserted into all external links and pictures. for pictures that are linked, it would be even nicer to have the option of opening them in a new window that has a \"Close this window\" button... thanks!
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IMHO its a impertinence to create new windows on links. Every browser has an \"open in new window\" option, so the surfer can decide by himself if he wants it. If you are affraid that your visitors are surfing away without a new window... That\'s normally a matter of content Twisted *hint*hint: I\'m affraid you won\'t get a different answer in this forum Smile
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tokyoahead

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As you say, it depends on the content. And the content also not only describes the author, but also the user. So if I am writing a page that is mainly read by newbies who are not even aware that their mouse has more than one button, or that you do not have to double-click on a link to open it, they might appreciate that they can always click something within the window to get further, and not have to go back from anywhere. (The fact that there are more newbies on the net today than xperts surely is no news for you... :-) If I am smart enough as a better user to click the \"open in new window\" (one of the major reasons I am using opera for example), I should also be able to remark that the browser opened a new window, and deal with it accordingly. Wink The view on the point is surely difficult. I simply think that the maker of a site should be able to decide for himself how he wants to treat the user. if the user is not happy with it, he will leave and thus punish the user anyhow.
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Quote by tokyoahead: Hi, I think it would be a good idea to be able to set an option in config.php, that enables you to have a target=\"_blank\" inserted into all external links and pictures. for pictures that are linked, it would be even nicer to have the option of opening them in a new window that has a \"Close this window\" button... thanks!
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=3&showtopic=23334 your lucky Dirk hasn\'t seen this one yet, he\'d rip you a new one. Geek
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Quote by destr0yr:your lucky Dirk hasn\'t seen this one yet
I\'ve seen it, I just chose to ignore it Cool bye, Dirk
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