Open Link in New Tab?
AFAIK, new tab only applies to certain browsers since not all browsers use tabs.
And I agree on the option as a default. Send it in thru feedback.
My understanding is that the current default of “same” is proper net etiquette but I always set mine to new window – don’t want to send my readers away, either :)
IE6 opens a new window.
Firefox in Options can be made to open a new tab when a ‘new window’ link is clicked.
Given backwards compatibility with older browsers (because IE7 has tabs) it will stay as it is.
Default – I very very much doubt it. But that’s why it can be changed :)
There is an option for links though. When you add a new or or edit an old one, you’ll find a tab along the right hand side labeled “Target.” That’s where you’ll find options for your bookmarks.
Also remember though that forcing the user to open a link in a new window does break accessability guidelines.
As to Post and Page text, you could always just add in ‘target=”_blank”‘ to your link.
Hope this helps.
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