Open posts in new window by default?

Is it possible, or planned to have posts open in a new window by default?

One thing I would definitely like is to have outside links open in a new tab.

LunaticHacker
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Pretty sure that’s against accessibility guidelines.

@dragnucs
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I disagree because it is an external link.

LunaticHacker
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It’s not an opinion. However it won’t hurt to put an option in settings to toggle the behavior

Dessalines
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@nutomic@lemmy.ml Could you mod me here so I can add an icon.

@nutomic
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Actually I cant, must be a bug.

Dessalines
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Ah yeah, its due to mod / admin hierarchy.

@OsrsNeedsF2P
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Doubt it’s planned but hit Ctrl or click with the mouse wheel in the meantime?

@dragnucs
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That is what I do, but often times forget to do so.

56!
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I use middle click instead of left click 99% of the time when browsing the internet. You get used to it after a while.

@pinknoise
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Same, when I need to buy mice I choose them partially by how good their MMB works :D

@MarcellusDrum
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Came to this community to ask this, not having this as an option breaks my flow. And the thing is, it would be extremely trivial to implement.

@ramberry
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New windows? Not new tab?

@dragnucs
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It is up to the browser what to do with it. It generally is a link with target=“_blank”.

@ramberry
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Oh, right. I’m sorry. My mistake.

@wiki_me
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I think it would be relatively easy to create a browser extension that modifies lemmy to do that (it could be part of something like a “lemmy enhancement suite” ).

@MarcellusDrum
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Already on it ;)

Managed to achieve what OP is asking for, and adding a few more features in the 0.1 release. Should take a couple of days to publish.

@wiki_me
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Sounds very interesting

Please post it here when it’s ready to publish.

@MarcellusDrum
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Will do.

Current features:

  1. Option to open external links in a new tab
  2. Option to open internal links in a new tab
  3. Option to hide your username (your username will appear as “Anonymous” to anyone looking at your screen.
  4. Option to expand all images in the page with 1 click for easier browsing on the desktop.

Are there any simple features you would like to see in the first release?

@wiki_me
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Some simple RES features would be nice:

  1. tagging a user, e.g. i should be able to tag you as LES developer (LES being lemmy enhancement suite)

  2. showing the sums of upvotes and downvotes you gave to a certain user, e.g. the number “3” will appear next to the user name, clicking on it will showed you upvoted it 4 times and downvoted him 1 time.

You could see how the UX for these work by installing RES upvoting someone and licking on the number (should be +1).

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