I feel like that's the original intention, but it only comes up when you
that is entirely too many steps, and I would venture to guess a good percentage of people didn't even know it could be worked around this way!
This discussion prompted me to post this front and center, even wording the explanation to them on how to do this to that author was a pain!
anyone else hate this?
Am I the only NC to ever notice this, or does it just not bug you all? If you are unaware of it, go try it out you will see exactly what i mean!
I guess I never really noticed this. I always do the "right click" thing and open stuff in a new tab. (by habit)
I actually like Nings version where it's automated that external links are opened in new windows and internal links are not. And then with the option to edit it. But if our members had the initial choice I'm afraid too many would make the mistake to think an external link should open in the same window.
Instead I think it's a problem that not all external links actually open in new windows. On profile pages the links people add via the profile questions does not.
Brian: i did not notice it worked that way, Brian. In that instance, i guess it isn't TERRIBLE. I'd still like the option to set this up the way I want to initially.
Diane: I do that, too, I suppose that's why I never noticed it til recently!
Matt: I didn't notice that behavior, either.
Yes I don't like this behavior either, as it was almost by accident that I saw it.
Have you also noticed that if you embed an image in a text box, and then add a hyperlink to that image, you do not have the option to open the link in the same window? You need to manually go into the HTML and remove the 'target=blank' line.