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By Kenneth in Lees Summit, MO on 3/13/2009


I have a suggestion for emails that contain links. When you click on those links, it opens the link in the same window and closes the O-B forum message. I would suggest a better way would be to open the link in a new window, that way you just close the new link when done. And you always have the message (sometimes there is data or analysis in the message that I like to read as I peruse the link).

This seems to be especially prevalent among Grant's messages, he interprets and provides relevant links, it would be nice to have the link open in a new window so you don't lose Grant's commentary.


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By Grant in Blacksburg, VA on 3/13/2009


I like your suggestion for external links...  Many websites do this to keep from driving eye balls off to other web pages.  At least when they are done chasing links, OBB is still there and waiting reminding them to dig into OBB a bit further.

Just from an "ease of use" standpoint, I've gotten into the habit of "right clicking" and opening all links on OBB in new tabs...  I do this in the forum headings for each section with a new post.  This keeps them from getting all shuffled up and confusing me on which new posts I've already gone to.  When I get done with a section I just close the tab and the original list is still in its original order. 

Even though I do this for myself, I would not recommend launching new windows for internal OBB links... (I recognize you weren't suggesting that, but with my comments I didn't want to unintentionally encourage that extreme either.)

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