Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4465 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Open contextual links in new tab

Reported by: jeroenrotty's profile jeroenrotty Owned by:
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Component: Translate Site & Plugins Keywords: 2nd-opinion close


As the title implies. The contextual links are great, but it would make sense if all 3 of those open in a new tab.

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This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by tellyworth. View the logs.

5 years ago

#2 @tellyworth
5 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

This can be a contentious choice. Can we get some second and third opinions?

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Forcing links to open in a new tab should be avoided for accessibility reasons:

Avoid target="_blank" in your links. It can be confusing to all types of users, especially for visually impaired folks. They can wind up with all sorts of open tabs that they don’t even know about. Leave the control of whether the link opens in the same window or in another tab in the hands of users.

Related: #3139, #3280, #3425, #3831.

Last edited 5 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#4 @jeroenrotty
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hmm, okay. Having read the other tickets and the quote I'm OK as is. Thanks.

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