Friday, 16 December 2005

mundane question

Historically I've usually set links to open in a new window. It seemed right to me as a style, but lately I've been thinking it may be annoying to some - it's more trouble - and I've learned that those who wish to open links in a new window can right click (is there a Mac way too?) and select open in a new window. I am changing my style not to do so, unless I hear objections here.

2 comments:

-epm said...

This is not a problem for Mac users... even those who use the old one-button mice.

Furthermore, with Firefox you can right-click to open the link in a new tab or a new window.

Lawrence said...

"I've learned that those who wish to open links in a new window can right click (is there a Mac way too?) and select open in a new window."

Mac users hold down the Option key when they click, at which point they get a context menu like the one on a PC. Also, more and more Mac users that I know are getting two or three button mouses (is mice the correct plural of the device?) so they can always have the right-click like PC users have. The second button is programmed to act like one is Option clicking.