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Fixed Opening Alerts in new browser tab ( with [CTRL-left click] )

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Grover, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    The amounts of Alerts one receives when being very active at XenForo's can become huge. Preferably one accesses his/her Alerts through (A) the 'Alerts' option at the top of the menubar (between Inbox and Sign Out), instead of going to (B) Your Account > Your Alerts.

    When you click on an Alert using (A), it opens up in the current browser window. You might find this not handy to work with, so you want them to open up in a new browser tab. You can do this by [right-clicking] on an Alert and then choose to open it in a new tab, which works very good... the Alert dropdown stays open and you can open every link in new tabs, great!. But, I am used to do this (opening links in an new tab) the quickest way possible and that is by holding [CTRL] and left-click.

    This works perfect when you use overview (B), but it doesn't quite work when using (A), because the Alert dropdown now dissapears everytime you perform a [CTRL-left click] on a link. Making you going back and forth everytime to open up the Alert dropdown.

    Nothing major, nothing that can not be achieved by other means (overview B, or just use a right-click], but it would be just a bit more handy if the dropdown stays open when using [CTRL]-leftclick.

    Is this technically possible? (I am using Windows XP and the latest Firefox btw)

    ! Note: this functionality to open up everything in new tabs becomes even more important the moment you can not see anymore which Alerts you did not read! See also: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/extend-delay-of-fading-alerts.627/ ... I had 16 new Alerts when I wrote this posting... I saw 16 new yellow stars, but when I was finished with this posting... all stars where gone (I am still not sure how these stars actually work), so I could not see anymore which Alerts were new and needed attention. If I would have opened then in new tabs, it would be no problem)
     
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  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    if possible, i suggest to do it soon ... :)

    ps. great catch Grover ;)
     
  3. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    this is essential! ;)
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Would be great if this could be changed. It'd save me from having to go to the alerts page, as opposed to using the alerts tab.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Moving this to bugs, as I need to see if I can detect if ctrl is pressed easily.
     
  6. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Middle mouse wheel click, in FF opens new tab just fine, BTW.
     
  7. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Not if you have certain buttons on your mouse customized to do something else. :)
     
  8. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    CTRL+Left Click, good as well, FF / Ubuntu
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    As the OP states, every time you CTRL + Left Click, the alerts tab closes. It's inefficient and aggravating. :)
     
  10. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    then someone should find middle mouse ;) :p
     
  11. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gordy, I actually did not know this (probably because I never use the wheel click). This saves me from the right-click hassle: thanks!
     
  12. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Indeed.
     
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Have this fixed locally. Will appear here soon.
     
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  14. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Awesome! :cool:
     
  15. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Awesome! :cool::cool:
     
  16. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Is it me, or? This doesn't work anymore on my Firefox (3.6.10).
     
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Just checked in Chrome and it works if the link itself is highlighted, but code has been added to make the whole block act as a link. If you click the block, then it doesn't open in a new tab. Is this what you're seeing?
     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In FF, CTRL+left click now opens the alert in the same tab if clicking the block.

    Clicking the link/url does nothing.
     
  19. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    for me in firefox, i click the block, but it goes straight to the rhread in same window.

    3.6.10
     
  20. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize about the block now being a link, since I am used to clicking on links. It's what Brogan says: if I now [CTRL]-[Left-click] the link, nothing happens in FireFox. Indeed as you said Mike, in Chrome it does work fine.
     

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