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Option to open results in new tab

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Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

Could you add an option to open the results in a new tab?

There are many search boxes for searching Village Pump and other archives on Wikipedia, the Commons, etc.. Unfortunately, those search boxes are usually not on separate pages that can be bookmarked. So one can not find a way to keep the Village Pump page open in one tab, and the search in another tab.

Nnemo (talkcontribs)

It is the job of the Web browser, not of the Web site.

For example, with nice browsers, I can validate a form and open its result as a new background tab by Apple-clicking its submit button, or by pressing Apple Return or Apple Enter.

Nnemo

Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

According to this article Apple Safari is the worst browser out of the six browsers that were compared.

Browsers are inconsistent or lacking in how they open links in new tabs. I usually right-click in Firefox and use the context menu to open a link in a new tab or window.

But search forms created by InputBox do not allow this. Is there a way to make the search forms here open to new tabs by right-clicking?:

Nnemo (talkcontribs)

This article smells bullshit, but let's give it a try. I start reading it. At the beginning, I read an item “Plain design” in a list named “Cons:”. I stop reading.

Nnemo

Subfader (talkcontribs)

Press Ctrl while clicking Search or Go (works in Chrome).

Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

In Firefox pressing Ctrl while clicking search or the search icon does not open the search result list in a new tab. I tried pressing various other keys, and none work.

Subfader (talkcontribs)
Subfader (talkcontribs)

Forget all my posts, I thought the OP talks about openeing the search page in a new tab.

Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the Firefox addon link. The Firefox addon works, but that will not help most people. It would be nice if the submit button for MediaWiki inputbox forms was also in the form of a link. In other words when one runs a mouse cursor over it a link would show up. That way it could be right-clicked and opened in a new tab.

Subfader (talkcontribs)

That would not be HTML conform. The browser decides how a submitton looks and works like.

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