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 Post subject: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:42 am 
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You may have noticed that, since the forum upgrade, clicking on a link behaves differently.

Previously, if you clicked on a link (like the link some people have in their signature), the new page would appear in a new tab in your browser, if your browser supported tabs. Possibly, it would appear in a new window, it depends a bit on the browser brand and version.

Since the upgrade, if you click on a link, the new page will replace the current one, and not create a new tab or window. This could be very annoying if you are used to the old behaviour.

So why is this happening ?

It's not our mistake or decision, but a feature of PhpBB version 3. The designers of PhpBB wanted a better conformance with HTML standards, which dictate that by default, a click on a link shall replace the current page. If the user wants it differently, they have the choice to use

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ctrl-click  ---> Link opens in a new tab
shift-click ---> Link opens in new window


Try it out, it works - at least on IE and Firefox, I did not try other browsers.

It seems to be possible to change it back to the old behaviour by hacking the php code, but I'm not in favour of that.
First, it's work. I don't like work. :mrgreen: Second, it will be better to get used to use ctrl-click or shift-click as needed.

The advantage of replacing the current page is that you can simply do backspace, instead of cluttering up your desktop with windows and tabs you need to explicitly close.

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Just an extra message for Mac users...

[code]Command (or Apple key)-click ------> link opens in a new tab[/code]


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:43 pm 
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Darn, why is BB code off? I can understand not having html in this forum, but no BB code?


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Horowitzian wrote:
Darn, why is BB code off? I can understand not having html in this forum, but no BB code?


Did we have BBcode before?

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:15 am 
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Essentially, we did. But he is saying that codes do not work in this forum. It is only a problem for non-admins, apparently. Chris said earlier that it's probably a matter of permissions (something you can probably easily fix from the admin control panel). Regular users also don't have the edit option in this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:18 am 
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Oh, Terez, I'm getting so confused. Every time I've been typing in a forum, someone gets right in ahead of me. I thought I was a fast typist, but you all are even faster! :)
I just talked about this BBCode thing in the other thread - I'll check into it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:23 am 
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question: Are you saying that BBCode is on for you in the other forums?

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:27 am 
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Yup. When I use it here, it just doesn't work.

[i]See[/i]?


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:38 am 
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Sorry, I looked around but could not find the setting.

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:13 am 
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I don't know if this forum had BBcode before the change or not. :oops:

It obviously works for admins since Chris used [code] tags in the OP. I suppose it's just a setting.


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:14 am 
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[quote="pianolady"]question: Are you saying that BBCode is on for you in the other forums?[/quote]
It is AFAIK.


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:15 am 
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See? Even quotes don't work. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:44 am 
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Yes, those fall under the BBcode category. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:43 am 
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Sorry you guys. At least you don't have to post in this forum that often.

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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:16 am 
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Yeah! :-) Well, I won't worry about it anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Changed behaviour of links
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:21 pm 
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I checked permissions and I must admit I don't get this stuff.

Indeed, non-admin users like Horowitzian and Terez don't have permission to use BBcode and Smilies etc in this forum, whereas the admins do. We did not configure that, it comes like this out of the box. I'm sure there is a reason for it.

However what throws me is

    - These users have, according to the admin panel, also no rights to even reply to a message. Yet, I see that happening here.

    - In a normal Forum like AR, it likewise says these users have no right do do anything at all. And we know that's not true as you can post here, use smilies, whatever.

Something's rotten here, or I just don't understand how it works. Maybe both :D I'm not going to spend any time on it though.

Actually in the old forum, I has set this particular forum to read-only for normal members, as it is really only meant for admins to tout their stuff. Then again there's nothing wrong with people replying so I think I'll leave it as it is now.

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