Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 08, 2020
For browser users who are unfamiliar with this trick, it allows you to "force" a link you are clicking on to open in another tab of your browser.
Usually, links open in the same tab of your browser, meaning you can no longer see the page you came from. To see it again you would normally just hit the back button.
Opening in a new tab allows you to easily switch between the two, (or more) pages.

 
In setting up this site I have adopted the following convention :
  • if the link is to an external site, it will open in a new tab automatically.
  • if the link is to any page in the Members area, it will open in a new tab automatically.
  • if the link is to any page within the website, it will open in the same tab
In this, and any website, you can force a link to open in another tab by pausing over the link and right click, (Ctrl-click on a Mac), then select the first option "Open Link in a New Tab."
 
Doing this will override how the link has been set up to work, whether to open in the same, or new tab.
So, if you want it to guarantee the link to open in a new tab, do it this way.
 
All browsers support multiple tabs.
 
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