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relyat08



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:29 pm Reply with quote
"Open links in new tab" addition to the encyclopedia has been over-writing other tabs that I already have open. For example, if I have rightstuf open in one tab, and I decide to open a link from the encyclopedia, it will automatically over-write my rightstuf tab. I tried fiddling around with my browser settings, but I think it might be on your end. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:35 pm Reply with quote
It happens to me too. Using Chrome.

My workaround is ctrl-clicking all the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:59 pm Reply with quote
I've had this problem, too, but not on this site. Some sites that open pop-ups/new tabs/etc, it's coded to open up in a specific window/tab/frame/etc. I remember (vaguely) from my web design class back in college that there's a way to make it open in a non-pre-existing window/tab/frame/etc, but I don't remember how to do it.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:06 pm Reply with quote
Its oddly comforting to see I'm not the only one. I've just been right clicking and opening from there to circumvent it for now. I'm also using Chrome, I hope that isn't part of the problem. :/


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I remember (vaguely) from my web design class back in college that there's a way to make it open in a non-pre-existing window/tab/frame/etc, but I don't remember how to do it.


Let me know if you remember!
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:32 pm Reply with quote
relyat08 wrote:
"Open links in new tab" addition to the encyclopedia has been over-writing other tabs that I already have open. For example, if I have rightstuf open in one tab, and I decide to open a link from the encyclopedia, it will automatically over-write my rightstuf tab. I tried fiddling around with my browser settings, but I think it might be on your end. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

AFAIK there is no "Open links in new tab" setting on ANN, so it must be something with your browser. When I click on links in the Encyclopedia they don't open a new tab or window.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:43 pm Reply with quote
Dan42 wrote:
relyat08 wrote:
"Open links in new tab" addition to the encyclopedia has been over-writing other tabs that I already have open. For example, if I have rightstuf open in one tab, and I decide to open a link from the encyclopedia, it will automatically over-write my rightstuf tab. I tried fiddling around with my browser settings, but I think it might be on your end. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

AFAIK there is no "Open links in new tab" setting on ANN, so it must be something with your browser. When I click on links in the Encyclopedia they don't open a new tab or window.


Okay. Interesting. It just started happening for me over the last few days on this site. Before it would just open in the same tab. I'll have to go back and look at my browser settings again and see whats up. Thanks!
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
I've had this problem, too, but not on this site. Some sites that open pop-ups/new tabs/etc, it's coded to open up in a specific window/tab/frame/etc. I remember (vaguely) from my web design class back in college that there's a way to make it open in a non-pre-existing window/tab/frame/etc, but I don't remember how to do it.

Pre-tabs (although I assume they work the same way) it was defined by the target attribute of the anchor tag. target="name" would open in a window named "name" while target="_blank" would always open in a new window.
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Dessa
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Yup, that's what I'm thinking of. I used the target a lot 'because I like iframes.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Dan:

As far as I can tell, it only happens when you click on a whole-site search result.

animenewsnetwork.com/search?q=yamada

If I click on results from that page, it overwrites the earliest ANN tab I have open instead of opening in the same window.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:46 am Reply with quote
DerekTheRed wrote:
As far as I can tell, it only happens when you click on a whole-site search result.

Ah, now that's useful to know. I should be able to fix it shortly.
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