More reasons in Should external links open in a new tab or not? | Be Like WaterThe objective of this technique is to avoid confusion that may be caused by the appearance of new windows that were not requested by the user. Suddenly opening new windows can disorient users or be missed completely by some.
Compared to phpBB3, links in phpBB2 had a slightly different behaviour: When you clicked them, they opened a new window with the requested page. This was changed in phpBB3 for a couple of reasons, but one of the most important ones was the goal to achieve XHTML 1.0 Strict-validation for the whole board.
Cool...thanks!Brf wrote: ↑Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:38 pmHighlight the words. Click the URL bbcode. Type in the URL after the URL= in the text.
That's the whole point. phpBB should operate according to web standards and then let users, typically through their browser, make their own choices.
But you didn't ask for an option. You asked how to open all links in a new tab/window ("force all external links to open externally"). By allowing the user to choose with his right or middle mouse button, phpBB does offer an option.
You can make a feature request at Area51 but I don't think that will get added any time soon.
thanks Mick, ill do that.
it was well cool