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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2006, 5:04 am 

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Hi - small suggestion: when clicking on a link within the catalog page for a title (the Wikipedia entry for the author, for instance), it would be good if the link opened in a new window. This way, the user will remain on the LibriVox web site and does not inadvertently navigate away.

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2006, 5:06 am 

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That's easy to do. You just but a TARGET="_BLANK" statement within the <a href> tag. I do it with a lot of sites

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2006, 7:20 am 

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I think perhaps we shouldn't do this, or only do it for links pointing outside librivox. It's very easy to open a link in a new window with your browser if you'd like, but if you want it to open it in the same window and a target is set to open it in a new window...Well you've got no choice but to have a new window opened. I prefer to have a choice in the matter, mostly because I don't open new windows I open new tabs in Firefox.

If there's a link, and you want to open it in a new window, just right click and click "Open in new window"

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2006, 2:56 pm 

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2006, 7:10 pm 

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Or CTRL-click in Firefox and IE to open a new tab/window...

There is also a setting in Firefox as to whether you want new windows to open a new tab or a new window...


Unfortunately the reason behind the request isn't fixed with this knowledge.

It would be nice for external links to open in a new window/tab so that people's window with Librivox up stays up until they close it or type a different address in the address bar.

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2006, 7:25 pm 

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harvpa wrote:
It would be nice for external links to open in a new window/tab so that people's window with Librivox up stays up until they close it or type a different address in the address bar.

That's easily done in the coding of the LibriVox page. All you need to do is to slip the following snippet into the A HREF statement, just after the link itself but before the closing >

TARGET="_BLANK"

Then everyone will have the link open in a fresh window, regardless of the browser they're using.

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2006, 7:45 pm 

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at this point, it's not really an issue of how to do it... it's more of whether we want to do it right now (or ever)... we'll keep it in mind as we continue to develop the catalog pages.

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2006, 8:14 pm 

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And I'll toss in my (however small, but emphatic) vote against having links open in new windows.

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2006, 8:18 pm 

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yes, Kri, we'll keep that in mind too =)

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Post Posted:: January 19th, 2006, 3:21 am 

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popups are rude.

(i kow, i know, i shut up too now)

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