Links in AskMeFi March 2, 2009 8:45 AM   Subscribe

What do I need to do so that links in AskMeFi open in a new page, instead of taking me away from AskMeFi? Links on pages from other sites do.
posted by qsysopr to Bugs at 8:45 AM (20 comments total)

Click the 'Preferences' link above and check the the box next to "Open links in new windows?". Then save, and you should be set.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:51 AM on March 2, 2009


Check your preferences, the seventh line down should read "Open links in new windows?", this box should be checked.

Or are you talking about something else?
posted by quin at 8:52 AM on March 2, 2009


With most browsers, middle-clicking on links opens them in a new tab/window.
posted by box at 8:55 AM on March 2, 2009


Are you on FireFox? ctrl-click, or middle button click.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:55 AM on March 2, 2009


If you don't want to fiddle with your Mefi settings: On Windows, ctrl-click (on a Mac, cmd-click) to open in a new window or tab.
posted by ardgedee at 8:57 AM on March 2, 2009


I always right-click the link and select open in new tab. Because middle-click is impossible with a scroll-wheel (it's barely even a mouse button it takes so much effort to depress!) and the keyboard is all the way over there and I'm seriously just that lazy.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:09 AM on March 2, 2009


If you have Firefox, you can also get the Mouse Gesture add-on that allow you to control various parameters by right-click + drag. To open a new window, you would simply drag the link up.
posted by ddaavviidd at 9:21 AM on March 2, 2009


Because middle-click is impossible with a scroll-wheel (it's barely even a mouse button it takes so much effort to depress!)...

You should invest $15 in a scrollmouse manufactured after 1453.
posted by DU at 9:44 AM on March 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


You should invest $15 in a scrollmouse manufactured after 1453.

They come with LASER BEAMS now.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:00 AM on March 2, 2009 [6 favorites]


If you have Firefox, you can also get the Mouse Gesture add-on that allow you to control various parameters by right-click + drag. To open a new window, you would simply drag the link up.

Or you could just, you know, left-click + drag the link up to the tab bar because that's just how it works, even without addons.
posted by toomuchpete at 10:06 AM on March 2, 2009


Cool! I was doing the middle-click because I didn't know about the drag-to-tab-bar thing. This keeps related tabs together, too.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:21 AM on March 2, 2009


shakespeherian: They come with LASER BEAMS now.

If any phrase ever screamed out for the blink tag...

They come with LASER BEAMS now.
posted by Kattullus at 10:26 AM on March 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


You should invest $15 in a scrollmouse manufactured after 1453.

They come with LASER BEAMS now.


Whan ye olde LogosTe├że oute-leden chirken nones kunnes a-last, the middel botun werpen fele playntes. O torfare!
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:41 AM on March 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


1. Right click on the page you are viewing, select View Page Source
2. Search through the HTML for the URL you want.
3. Highlight it.
4. Right-click.
5. Select "copy"
6. Close that window, return to your browser.
7. Go to the File Menu, select "New Tab"
8. Click in the address bar
9. Right click the mouse.
10. Select "Paste"
11. Press Enter.
12. There is no step twelve.

These instructions are for Firefox, running on Windows, with a two-button mouse. If you need screenshots, or a screen cast, let me know and I'll have my team put something together.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:49 AM on March 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


Somebody wanna drag blue_beetle into the 21st century? TIA!
posted by deborah at 1:18 PM on March 2, 2009


I got stuck somewhere around the step where I apologize to everyone I've ever wronged.
posted by box at 1:23 PM on March 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Somebody wanna drag blue_beetle into the 21st century? TIA!

Actually, I think blue_beetle is several centuries ahead of the rest of us here.
posted by kingbenny at 1:26 PM on March 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I got stuck somewhere around the step where I apologize to everyone I've ever wronged.

Progress, not perfection. Especially if there's software involved.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:46 PM on March 2, 2009


They come with LASER BEAMS now.

And some of them even come with a weird diseased-looking tooth, for some reason.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 7:29 PM on March 2, 2009


I got stuck somewhere around the step where I apologize to everyone I've ever wronged.

Yeah, we noticed.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:37 AM on March 3, 2009


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