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How to compose a URL to open a link in a new tab

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Michael, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Is there a way to add an instruction to a URL to open the link/page in a new
    tab in Internet Explorer 8 ?

    We want to have all links that open off our home page open in new tabs in IE8.

    Regards
    Michael
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    <a href="http://www.somewebsiteoranother.com/" target="_blank">

    Look for "The target Attribute" at
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp

    Whether this opens a new tab or a new window depends on the tab settings of
    the user's computer.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Michael" <michael.green@solventgreen.com.nospam> wrote in message
    news:28A54B3C-CAEE-44AF-8382-9FC0A2C75C73@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > Is there a way to add an instruction to a URL to open the link/page in a

    new
    > tab in Internet Explorer 8 ?
    >
    > We want to have all links that open off our home page open in new tabs in

    IE8.
    >
    > Regards
    > Michael
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:-OqMIsNykKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > <a href="http://www.somewebsiteoranother.com/" target="_blank">
    >
    > Look for "The target Attribute" at
    > http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp
    >
    > Whether this opens a new tab or a new window depends on the tab settings
    > of
    > the user's computer.
    >


    Really?

    My browser will open a window or a tab, and I thought it was controlled by
    the page that comes up.

    I have my browser set to open pages in a new tab, but some pages make a new
    window, so I just thought that there was code that told the browser to
    ignore the settings and open a window. If the page does not care, then it
    observes the settings I have, but if the coders want, they can force a new
    window, despite what I think I want.

    Frankly, I find it annoying that some coder someplace is allowed to change
    my settings for his own warped sense of grandeur. If I want new pages to be
    in a tab, then they ought to always be in a tab.

    So, to answer the OP's question, yes there is a way to force IE to open a
    new window. I don't know what it is, but it's there.
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    javascript:window.open(url,'_blank', features);
    <a href="#" onclick="javascript:window.open(url,'_blank',features); return
    false;">Open in new sized window (depending upon your popup blocker settings
    for scripted window size</a>

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:higmse$1gq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:-OqMIsNykKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >> <a href="http://www.somewebsiteoranother.com/" target="_blank">
    >>
    >> Look for "The target Attribute" at
    >> http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp
    >>
    >> Whether this opens a new tab or a new window depends on the tab settings
    >> of
    >> the user's computer.
    >>

    >
    > Really?
    >
    > My browser will open a window or a tab, and I thought it was controlled by
    > the page that comes up.
    >
    > I have my browser set to open pages in a new tab, but some pages make a
    > new window, so I just thought that there was code that told the browser to
    > ignore the settings and open a window. If the page does not care, then it
    > observes the settings I have, but if the coders want, they can force a new
    > window, despite what I think I want.
    >
    > Frankly, I find it annoying that some coder someplace is allowed to change
    > my settings for his own warped sense of grandeur. If I want new pages to
    > be in a tab, then they ought to always be in a tab.
    >
    > So, to answer the OP's question, yes there is a way to force IE to open a
    > new window. I don't know what it is, but it's there.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     

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