BBCode Link in a new Window

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BBCode Link in a new Window

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Dear Community,

The Link on the right side of the Text area could be a link to a new window or tab, to not disturb the writing of the text:

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<a href="/community/help/bbcode" target="_blank">BBCode</a>
If Javascript enabled it could be also a Popup.

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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

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or, you could simply right click and choose open in new tab or window etc.

but, I do agree that it would be easier to use with a popup.

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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

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kizuzi wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:43 pm
to not disturb the writing of the text
So you're talking about the editor. There are various other perspectives to this:
  • One can click links before having started to write anything at all.
  • Good browsers can easily go back to the page before and the controls still contain what they entered/chose.
  • Those who don't want a new tab or window will be annoyed if something new opens.
  • Those who want a new window will be annoyed if a new tab opens.
  • Those who want a new tab will be annoyed if a new window opens.
  • The user could be skilled enough to hold down a key (CTRL or SHIFT) while clicking to decide on his own what he actually wants.
I mean: it's 2020 and users still need assistance in opening links into new tabs?
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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

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after seeing amigojack's response, I'm gonna have to downvote
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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

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Respectfully, I just don't see why I cannot just right click.
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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

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Dear,
The user could be skilled enough to hold down a key (CTRL or SHIFT) while clicking to decide on his own what he actually wants.
There are different users, they are not skilled enough and also there will be a possibility to forget it. Not every one is using the computer the whole time and not everyone have learned to use a computer before they grow up.

But anyway. In my Forum I have installed the extension to use automatic drafts to prevent to loose the written content.

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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

Post by PlanetStyles.net »

It is a valid UX suggestion.

Nothing should take you away from the action you're performing unexpectedly. At minimum this should be a Javascript confirmation prompt (providing the textarea has at least one character typed into it).
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Re: BBCode Link in a new Window

Post by AmigoJack »

kizuzi wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:11 pm
There are different users
Think about it this way: you get a meal on a plate and with it only a spoon. You'll complain that you want a fork (and possibly a knife), but then you hear "not everybody is using forks (and knives) the whole time and they might forget how to - that's why everyone here only gets spoons".

You experience this in a lot of different contexts: being forced to do it a soft and dumb way, because otherwise others might fail. Most of the times that's when I decide that I don't want it at all anymore and let the kids alone in their kindergarden zone. Yes, there may elderly people, but then why isn't there an option I can switch off? That's where most designers/programmers fail.
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