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This thread was archived on 12 May 2016 by ThePsionic.

Hi,

I think it's better to open links in a new tab/window. When I visit the Wikia and I click on an external link it's very hatefull that I need to re-open the wiki. For example when I read a skill guide or a quest guide it would be easier.

Chromatic partyhat.png Dropbox ~ RuneScape Skiller ~ Talk ~ HS Chromatic partyhat.png 14:55, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

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Oppose - just use whatever shortcut your browser has to open links in a new tab. It's shift+click if you're using chrome. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 15:02, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

^ MolMan 15:04, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Comment - Most (all) desktop browsers have middle mouse button bound to open in new tab in the same window (also ctrl-click). You could also use shift-click for new tab in a new window. Mobile browsers you generally hold on the link to get the context menu, which usually includes 'open in new tab'. Do you have any actual proposal or do you now know how to use your browser? Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 15:15, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Comment - I didn't know it for the middle mouse button. :o And on a mobile, it takes a few seconds, and most of the time I don't want to wait and copy the link and open a new tab myself. --Chromatic partyhat.png Dropbox ~ RuneScape Skiller ~ Talk ~ HS Chromatic partyhat.png 15:19, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
iOS Safari and Chrome have it directly in the long-tap. I'm sure android browsers do too, but I don't have an android device any more. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 15:24, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
Literally all Android browsers (even the default one) support this behavior. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 16:21, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Closed - The requesting user now knows how their browser works, and the requested behavior should no longer be necessary. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 16:21, May 12, 2016 (UTC)