Default link target?


#1

I just noticed that when I click a link in the forum, it doesn’t open in a new window. This was a little annoying since I lost the context of the post I was reading. Thankfully (though the UX is a bit confusing), it seems that clicking a link while drafting a post isn’t really an issue; left-clicks seem to be blocked (though I can still right-click and explicitly open the link in a new window).

Can/should we set up discourse to open links in a new tab or window by default? (especially links that take you outside of the forum)


#2

hmm, I’ve gotten into the habit of middle-click for links in new windows and hadn’t noticed. It might be that there’s different markdown syntax for blank target vs not that has to be added to links created.


#3

Yeah, I’m usually in the habit of right clicking and using the context menu; I always forget about the middle-click shortcut. Thanks for the reminder. =)