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Old 09-11-2004, 01:48 AM   #1
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Question about the advertisements on this site.


Just struck me , as I clicked on the O'Reilly-Ad in the sidebar:
Why does the link open in the same window/tab?
Wouldn't it be more sensible to have the ads open in a NEW window/tab?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:27 AM   #2
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hey good eye !
i agree with ya on that one ... probably would
make more sense for it to open in a new window ...
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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Shoot. I've never noticed that, as I usually middle-click on every link from firefox out of habit. That would be a good idea. I can't think of any good reason to actually leave LQ for another site. LOL



edited because I don't always spell check....

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Old 09-11-2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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Many actually do open in a new window - it depends on the ad.

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Old 09-11-2004, 11:48 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
Many actually do open in a new window
Like , which one?
I mean ; Both the google text-ads and the ad on the right side of the screen hyjack my browser-window.
Common links in posts , on the other hand , open in a new tab , like they should.

Hmmm...
Could be my browser-settings. I'll check it out.

edit: Nope ; Whatever I change , they're still hyjacking the page.

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Old 09-11-2004, 04:56 PM   #6
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I wouldn't call it "hijacking" - you are clicking on a link. I know the Sybase ad opens up in a new window as do a couple others. I can look into making the Google ads open into a different windows also. I don't like sites opening up too many new windows when I browse, so I try not to do it too much here at LQ.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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You're just evangelizing Firefox, aren't you! Admit it! It is truly an interesting problem, but I think my end-user solution is wonderful. I've selected to open links as tabs in the background with a middle-click (from all my ebaying, actually) and it works great on ads and normal links too. I don't understand why everyone doesn't surf this way. Its so organized and it allows me to read to the end of every page I've been on, if I want, while opening the new ones of interest (including the ads on LQ).

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Old 09-11-2004, 06:09 PM   #8
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For those of us that don't open new tabs constantly (I do) opening ads in a new window might come in useful. After all, who really wants to leave LQ anyways?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:26 PM   #9
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My point exactly! I'm at LQ in several places at the same time, sometimes....
 
Old 09-12-2004, 02:48 AM   #10
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You're just evangelizing Firefox, aren't you! Admit it!
Uhmm....
No ; I'm using Opera.(7.50)
I'm not too hot on Firefox , but that's an entirely different dispute.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:30 AM   #11
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Yeah. I've been using that until recently as well. It faster than any other browser. But, my ISP and the Canadian Govt have a few sites I can't seem to go to with Opera wituout making a custom browser string, I guess, so I've been using FF lately. The comment was actually aimed (tongue in cheek) at Jeremy. heh heh.
 
  


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