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Discussion on: Your website sucks! And I'll tell you why (ROUND 2) ⚡️⚡️

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Chad Perrin

Thanks for keeping links working the way they were intended. Opening in a new tab/window is easily accomplished with a middle click, but forcing something to open in the same tab/window when a site has decided to force things to open in new tabs/windows is not so straightforward.

There are occasions where opening a link in a new tab/window is a good idea but, when in doubt, leave it out. Give the user choice based on standard approaches.

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Franco Scarpa

Sorry, but I didn’t understand your point of view... Can you explain it better?

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Chad Perrin

I'm just saying that links that work the default way -- opening in the same browser tab/window normally, but in a new tab/window when someone middle-clicks -- are usually a good idea. It seems that is how your website works, and I think that's a good thing, even if Twan Mulder thinks you should change it.

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Franco Scarpa

Thanks. I decided to follow your advice: now the links open in a new tab 😊