September 8, 2014 at 9:20PM

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Feature Request: new tab when clicking a link

Everytime I click on a link to check out someone's work, I leave the website. Doesn't really make sense when you want to leave some feedback after watching a video on vimeo or youtube.

And if you're like me and have dozens of tabs open at the same time, it can really mess with your mind ahah

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I think the answer to your question is maybe using your browser's "Open in new tab" option? I use Chrome for OSX so I'll often just hold down "Command" and then click a link and it will open in a new tab. I assume this would just be the control key for Windows users? I mean, I guess they could also implement it in the website, but I feel like this is the easy way to make you happy.

Hope this helps!

September 8, 2014 at 9:59PM

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Aidan Gray
Director of Photography Assistant Camera | Gaffer
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I would find this really annoying if this "feature" was added :-/

It is very easy to do so in Chrome or Firefox (and I believe IE too) for windows, just hold down CTRL while clicking the link. Or right click and select the option to open in a new tab.

OSX has the same kind of option too with their command key.

September 9, 2014 at 3:32AM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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Keep in mind that I'm not saying that it should happen everytime you click on something, only when you are trying to access something that is beyond the website.

It is possible to use the cmd/ctrl key, of course. But if so, why didn't I used right away? I do it all the time. I suppose it was because I'm used to it happen already. Most of the websites don't want you to depart when you click on an outside link.

Anyway, there's an easy solution for it! Thanks guys

September 9, 2014 at 5:03AM

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Artur Caiano
Director | Editor
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Hey guys,

Thanks for starting this thread. It's something I've been wondering about myself.

What would you think of this approach:

Links within our site do not open a new tab.
Links to external sites do.

Good solution? Bad? I should probably do some research on this, but curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

September 10, 2014 at 1:03PM

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Ryan Koo
Founder
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it should act like facebook. links to outside sites open in new tabs so its easier to look at no film school and the outside link in parallel. It makes it easier to copy and past quotes from other sites. Or leave that site open to read later, while continuing to navigate no film school.

September 11, 2014 at 10:25AM

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Michael Markham
Actor/Filmmaker
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Good web design says that you should never have a link that leaves your site. If you have someone on your site, don't send them away, have it open a new tab when they click it. When you click on a link to something within No Film School's site you don't need a new tab, just go to the page since you're not actually leaving your site.

I was a graphic design major so I had to take a few web design classes, ha.

That said, I'm really digging this site so far! Some tweaks here and there will make it great!

September 17, 2014 at 8:22PM

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Paul Gall
Writer / Director / Editor
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Soooo. Since this is down to -1 on the votes, is this not going to happen? Because it needs to happen. Links to outside sites should open new tabs. Links to other pages within the site shouldn't. I really hope this gets fixed because I can't tell you how many times I've closed out of a tab just to realize it wasn't a new tab and I effectively closed out my NoFilmSchool page.

October 25, 2014 at 8:20PM

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Paul Gall
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