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Bug 3213 - Feature request: open external links in a new window (user preference)
Feature request: open external links in a new window (user preference)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 9811 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-20 20:24 UTC by Eran Roz
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Eran Roz 2005-08-20 20:24:01 UTC
Some people prefere that external links would open in a new window. so it would
be useful to be able to set this in user preferences.
Comment 1 Erik Moeller 2005-08-20 20:59:05 UTC
You can get this behavior by putting this in your User:username/monobook.js:

function replaceLinks() {
  var x,i; 
  for(i=0;i<x.length;++i) { 
    if(x[i].className=='external text') {

(Be sure to clean your cache after changing your user script or it won't take
Comment 2 Christian Thiele 2005-08-20 21:23:57 UTC
I hope this will not be included in MediaWiki because this is not html-compatible.
Comment 3 Fred Chess 2005-08-27 13:28:32 UTC
This feature was one I wanted when I first noticed wikipedia in early 2005. I
think it would be an enhancement. 
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-08-27 19:57:28 UTC
You can always open links in a new window from the browser, 
quite easily. There's no particular reason to discriminate 
automatically based on how the link was generated.
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-28 22:52:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1055 ***
Comment 6 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-06 17:15:38 UTC
*** Bug 9811 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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