Clicking on Links,
When Clicking on links I wished they would open in a new tab, instead of just Going Forward, I would nice. SOme People might not like it. To please every one, it would be nice to have it as a option so those that want it can, and those that dont, want to, don't have to.
Browsers typically have a setting for forcing all links to open in a new tab. Also, most systems have an alternate selection mechanism which allows "in a new tab" to be chosen for any link. In Windows, this is normally the right-hand button (right click) on the mouse.
Many things in FamilySearch already do open in a new tab automatically. Trying to predict what will happen when one clicks a link or button in FamilySearch can be ... entertaining.3
Julia Some times it allows me to, do what you have said and other times I can't so it is very Frustrating on my end. Firefox does have that feature, Not sure about others. I really do not use Fire Fox, because some things work better in other Browsers.0
If right-click doesn't work, it's because the link-looking thing is actually behaving as a button, not a link. Usually -- though far from always -- this means that it'll bring up a pop-up window or side panel or similar "overlaid" interface rather than a whole new page.
My usual method anywhere on FS is to try right-click first if I don't remember what something will do. If that results in the menu with "open link in new tab" at the top, then I know it's actually a link, and I can choose "new tab" for opening it.
If it results in the browser-shortcuts menu instead (which in Firefox has back/forward/refresh/favorites at the top, and "Save Page As..." and other such things that I don't want to do below that), then I know it's actually behaving as a button, and shouldn't lose me my page if I click on it.
Of course, the source of my screenshot (the results list for Search - Records) is one of the places where this method breaks, because the tree-stublet icon is behaving as a button, i.e. "new tab" isn't available for it -- but the action of that button is to go to the profile page, replacing the search results page that I was on.
As I said, FamilySearch is unfortunately full of such bad navigation. What's that line from Forrest Gump? [FS] is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get.0
Not to be rude, but you are talking to some person that know quite a bit about computers. true, I have many methods including what you have suggested, how ever like I sad some times it works and others times it don't, I thought I would ask, because some pages are starting to set it up so if you click on them, it will open as a new tab, or new window.0
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It is the inconsistency that I find so annoying. If I forget to right-click to open a page in a new tab I put it down to my error. However, when a page opening in a new tab is often the "default" position, I think I do have good reason to put some of the blame for my carelessness on the FamilySearch engineers.0