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Issue 1532: For Anselm et al. - Successful Testing of Murrough's new Online Sources link method

The Prince of Sutton Coldfield (Dance)
Stuart Kreloff (skreloff)
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Hi clicking on the Online Sources link http://homepages.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/~downey/dances/book3.pdf#page=11 brought up Page 11 of the PDF Windows 7 - Opera - Adobe Reader One point - the link reused the current window - I would personally prefer a new spawned window. Well done and thank you for maintaining the DB. regards, Stuart

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  • Date  Oct. 14, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
  • User  Stuart Kreloff (skreloff)

New issue submitted

  • Date  Oct. 19, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
  • User  Murrough Landon (murrough)

Disposition changed to »Ignored« (previously »New«)

Many thanks for checking this and confirming it works for at least one other person.

Im sure different people will have different preferences. I believe that most browsers allow you to force opening a link in a new tab in the same window (eg control+click or similar) or perhaps in a new window (via context menu). Im am less sure you can force the opposite, eg keep it in the same tab in the same window if the website is determined not to let you. Personally I am happy with new tabs in the same window but really dislike having completely new browser windows opened for me unilaterally. So I would prefer the keep the behaviour as it is. Anyway its likely a setting in the django code for the whole website. So I am going to mark this as Ignored (in the sense of noted with thanks but no further action required). But if Anselm sees this and has another opinion thats fine.

By the way Anselm was too modest in his strathspey announcement - it was mostly his idea.