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From Forum to Admin CP to Forum - Opens new window - Why?

Netsultants

Active member
#1
I'm wondering why it's designed like this or is there a setting to change?

When looking at my forum I click the link to go to "Admin Control Panel". I could see it might make sense to open the Admin CP in a new window. That way you could just close it when done. But, what is the thought for opening a new window to go back to the forum once done with admin section?
 

Dean

Well-known member
#2
Not sure what the reasoning is, but I appreciate that immensely.

Generally people are either going from the forum to the admincp, or the admincp to the forum. And once they have 2 tabs open it makes no sense to me to click on the icons that would once again get them to the tabs already open.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#5
But does it matter which opens when? If you are in one, then it will open the other in a 2nd window/tab. Once there are 2 window/tabs open then why click on the buttons?
 

Netsultants

Active member
#6
To me it does as I usually have several tabs open in my browser window.
One of my tabs is my forum. When I'm in the forum if need to do something in the admin section I click the link and it opens in the same window. When done in the admin section and I want to go back to my forum it's now in a separate window. So it's not streamlined the way I work. It's not a huge deal, it's just counter intuitive. If working in admin requires a new window then I would think it would be the first button you click, not the last. But, I guess if you normally start in the admin section and then check your board it would be right.