New Window for Links in MetaTalk? March 1, 2002 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Currently, there isnt any option for links in metatalk to open in a new window (metafilter of course has this as a customization option). I guess this is because Metatalk isnt expected to have a lot of external links. But I do sometimes run into some pretty interesting links here. Would be nice to be able to open them in a new window.
posted by justlooking to Feature Requests at 5:42 PM (11 comments total)

And if it's something Matt can't get to, you can always right click and choose Open in New Window (in Windows, anyway).
posted by maudlin at 8:24 PM on March 1, 2002

Maudlin: yeah, that's what I do now. But since I always open external links in metafilter in a new window, its just convenient not to have to right click. But I guess its not a big deal even if I continue to do that.
posted by justlooking at 8:26 PM on March 1, 2002

Adam from randomWalks posted a bookmarklet for this quite some time ago. He keeps a record of what's happening with it on this page, where you'll find that sawks has created two newer versions. It's just another option.
posted by mikhail at 8:47 PM on March 1, 2002 [1 favorite]

or use mozilla and right-click to open the link in a new tab, which is much cooler.
posted by blackholebrain at 9:00 PM on March 1, 2002

Yes, there is that option, you have to code it manually. I did so with my MeTa perfect pancake post (accidentally via overzealous cut'n'paste).
posted by NortonDC at 10:12 PM on March 1, 2002

Of course, in Linux I'm able** to get away with middle-clicking a link if I want a new window, which has always struck me as a wonderful feature (and would justify a three-button mouse even if I wasn't an FPS dork).

I tend to agree with maudlin on this, but then I don't use the always-new-window thing in Metafilter, either.

(** not aiming for Linux advo here. I swear.)
posted by cortex at 10:25 PM on March 1, 2002

I'm pretty fond of the Opera "Open in background" right-click function. Allows me keep reading while the new page loads. Anyone know if Mozilla has implemented this yet?
posted by NsJen at 10:44 PM on March 1, 2002

Thanks for the link, Mikhail. Interesting stuff there.

(BTW, Does anyone know any easy way of migrating one's links/favourites from IE to Opera -in case a short cut exists?)
posted by justlooking at 11:35 PM on March 1, 2002

IE bookmarks to Opera - There's two ways to do it. You can either import IE bookmarks directly (File - Import - Internet Explorer Favorites), or export them from IE as an HTML file and import them by choosing File - Import - Netscape Bookmarks.

Hope that helps.

posted by NsJen at 11:53 PM on March 1, 2002

For Windows/IE you can just hit Shift + click to open in a new window (I'm sure most folks already knew that..)
posted by Karl at 12:09 AM on March 2, 2002

Thanks NSJen.
posted by justlooking at 9:05 PM on March 2, 2002

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