Open comments in a New Window? September 23, 2003 2:14 AM   Subscribe

why isn't there an option to open comments on a new window? we have the option to open links to a new window, but i always end up having to right click comments.
posted by joedan to Feature Requests at 2:14 AM (28 comments total)

I hate right clicking, it's so demeaning.
posted by johnny novak at 3:04 AM on September 23, 2003

*fights desire to sing the praises of Firebird*
posted by Space Coyote at 3:31 AM on September 23, 2003

Click on "Customize", joedan. The same window/new window option is there...

(And prepare to suffer the indignity of the MetaNelson "HAR HAR!"... maybe even a MetaWedgie.)
posted by wendellseviltwin at 4:28 AM on September 23, 2003

This is one of the MetaFilter Pro features. Just send Matt $40 via PayPal and ask to be upgraded to the Pro package. Then go to the "customize" page and you'll see the option.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:43 AM on September 23, 2003

No, just send me $40, and I'll send you the e-text "Unlock the Power of MetaFilter"!
posted by signal at 5:27 AM on September 23, 2003

Don't bother sending signal the $40, joedan - I did, and the so-called "Power of MetaFilter" just had to do with constricting your anus 100 times a day.
posted by soyjoy at 6:49 AM on September 23, 2003

I sent Matt 40 bucks for the MetaFilter Pro package weeks ago, but there's still no right-click button in my iBook
posted by matteo at 8:18 AM on September 23, 2003

Send me 40 bucks and I'll come over to your house and push your mouse an inch to the left every time you look like you're about to click on a comments link.
posted by vraxoin at 8:26 AM on September 23, 2003

*fights desire to sing the praises of Firebird*

I'll do it. Just middle-click to open comments--or any other link--in your choice of either a new window or tab.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:40 AM on September 23, 2003

Shift > left-click
posted by Witty at 10:10 AM on September 23, 2003

All this click, shift-click, right-click, command-click business is getting tiresome.

Matt, can you code it so that whatever link I happen to focus my eyes on automatically downloads the information into my brain?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:24 AM on September 23, 2003

I second mr_crash_davis's idea, but can you have it go somewhere other than my brain? I don't want to end up having to think about it. Also all this eye-focusing is getting tiring...
posted by duckstab at 1:11 PM on September 23, 2003

No innocent query ever goes unhounded here abouts, does it?
posted by JollyWanker at 1:15 PM on September 23, 2003

Safari. Middle click. New tab.
posted by benjh at 1:22 PM on September 23, 2003

Mozilla - middle click -> open in new tab.

Mmmm.... Tabs.
posted by Blue Stone at 1:58 PM on September 23, 2003

joedan, I should clearly explain the links in a new window thing, I originally had it opening any and all links in new windows but many users complained, so I changed it so that only external links (anything found in a post or comment) would go to a new window, the rest would all be targetted internally.

I used to use the new window thing but since I moved to mozilla, I'm all about the new tabs for organizing my reading, but since you can't target links into tabs, it requires user input, which I've grown pretty good at and it's totally natural for me to do now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:15 PM on September 23, 2003

Yeah, but what did you do with the $40 for MeFi Pro?
(y6y6y6 will accept a sweatshirt if you have any with 3 arms)
posted by wendellseviltwin at 2:33 PM on September 23, 2003

Except the little x's in safari tabs pissed me off because I kept closing tabs accidentally. Then when I used firebird I missed the little x's in the tabs as I had to right-click close tab instead.

Metafilter: You can't please some of the people some of the time.
posted by nthdegx at 5:39 PM on September 23, 2003

i use firebird these days and i didn't know about the middle click. you know what?


ummm, middle click. I heart firebird.
posted by ashbury at 7:53 PM on September 23, 2003

middle click, what do you people think i'm some sort of rich, high fallutin' guy with the money to blow on a mouse with a third button? =)
posted by joedan at 10:54 PM on September 23, 2003

nthdegx, you can have your little x's in Firebird too.
posted by yerfatma at 4:16 AM on September 24, 2003

Wow. I can click on the little scroll thingie on my mouse. Thanks guys. Weeee. *clicks and whizzes page up and down.
posted by ginz at 9:33 AM on September 24, 2003

ashbury: water, out of my mouth, on my keyboard.

posted by signal at 9:42 AM on September 24, 2003

ginz - wow. That's cool. Thanks. Why didn't anybody tell me this thing could do that? Specifically, signal?
posted by soyjoy at 11:06 AM on September 24, 2003

sorry about your keyboard, signal.
posted by ashbury at 11:52 AM on September 24, 2003

Man if all you folks are on Firebird and discovering the middle click stuff, I should point out the extension I linked to above does more than just provide an X on the tab to close it (middle-clicking a tab always closes tabs as well): How/ when/ where new tabs open, putting the favicon in the tab, reorder tabs by dragging them, etc.

I should also mention it hosed my cubicle mate's install, but that's his problem.
posted by yerfatma at 2:35 PM on September 24, 2003

They make you *share* a cubicle? Shades of Brazil.
posted by timeistight at 2:55 PM on September 24, 2003

It's not exactly a cube. They call them "pods," but that looks even worse in print unless you imagine me trying to kill Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerrit for a day job (recruiters: if there's an entry level position, hit me back). It's a 4-person setup with an entrance on one side and a table on the other. Plenty of room.
posted by yerfatma at 4:22 PM on September 24, 2003

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