Hot links


#1

On most forums, hitting a hot link opens a new window for that page, but on this one it takes your current browser window to the new page. Is there a setting that can be changed?


#2

Tailgunner
I use internet explorer so it’s the only browser I’m familiar with. It you right click the link and pick the “Open in new window” option, that’s what it will do


#3

Phil
I run Firefox, but I’ll give it a try. I sometimes like to peruse the linked article later, while continuing to read the forum. On every other forum I go to, clicking a hot link automatically opens a new window for you.

Edit: Doing the right click thing, Firefox gives you 2 options, “open in new window” and “open in new tab”. Either/both of them will work for what I’m after.
Thanks again


#4

Tailgunner. If you have a mouse with a wheel, you should be able to click that like mouse button to “open in new tab”


#5

Another shortcut is to hold down the Ctrl key (or the Command key if you’re on a Mac) and click on a link, which will open the link in a new window or tab.


#6

I switched to Firefox when MS announced they were no longer going to support my OS, which is XP. I noticed immediately that some things that were simple with Explorer were much more complicated with Firefox. I can usually work around the differences but I still keep a shortcut to Explorer. When I run into a problem with Firefox, I simply open my Explorer browser and do things the old (easy) way.

Ray