Do you follow online links directly, or do you open them in new tabs/browser windows?

Do you follow online links directly, or do you open them in new tabs/browser windows?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
My question is about general internet behavior, not just how you browse here on EF:

How do you normally follow online links?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I follow (click) links directly.
Jeanette , Eva Schwaltz , Allstars316
3  (5%)
I right-click on links to open them in a new tab or browser window.
RomanticGoth , ToyTimeTim , Petite Valentine , BG529 , Beck , ellejay , Gary A. , Khanner , MissBre , Falsepast , indiglo , roskat , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Ciao. , unfulfilled , Nazaress , sunkissedJess , sexystuffeve , Bex1331 , Ice1 , Ms. N , Peggi , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , anonkitty , namelesschaos , Taylor , Love Obsessed , All His , Vanille , DreamWolf , powerandintent , richsam , Master DarkWolf , BlooJay , nanamondoute , dawnkye , Nirelan , GONE! , reinkaos , VelvetDragon , turquoise , js250 , TransMarc , Terri69 , Woman China , dv8 , pirkit , PeachCandy , xilliannax , Deeder , Tangles , humblepie , ToyGeek , silverdragonfly9
54  (93%)
I copy links/shortcuts, and open a new tab or browser to paste them in.
BBW Talks Toys
1  (2%)
Total votes: 58
Poll is closed
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RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I have to open them in new tabs because I forget about new windows and overload the computer.
05/10/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Depends if I want to come back to the previous page or not. Most of the time I just right click and open in a new tab.
05/10/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by RomanticGoth
I have to open them in new tabs because I forget about new windows and overload the computer.
I've been known to open enough tabs to crash my computer.
05/10/2012
BG529 BG529
Quote:
Originally posted by RomanticGoth
I have to open them in new tabs because I forget about new windows and overload the computer.
me too... like right now i have 10 or more open... hahah
05/10/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
If I know/trust the source and it doesn't seem to be spam, I'll open directly. If not, I copy/paste them. I want to know where they're sending me before I hit "send"
05/10/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
My question is about general internet behavior, not just how you browse here on EF:

How do you normally follow online links?
I usually always open in a new tab in the same browser I am in. Usually Chrome!
05/10/2012
roskat roskat
It's all about tabs. I find them least intrusive for my web browsing.
05/10/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I almost always open things in tabs so I can continue with what I am doing and pop back and forth between the two pages simultaneously.
05/10/2012
ghalik ghalik
If it's external I usually open a new tab. If it's internal I usually just follow in the same tab.
05/10/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm the queen of tabs, I always have several tabs open at once and always follow links into tabs.
05/10/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Thank god for tabs. I always have about 10 tabs opened on my browser at once. Right now I only have 4, though.
05/10/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
My question is about general internet behavior, not just how you browse here on EF:

How do you normally follow online links?
I don't follow anything but sales
05/10/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
almost always a new tab and I click with the little wheely thing on my mouse and it does it auto-magicly ;P
05/10/2012
indiglo indiglo
I almost always right click and open it in a new tab. By the end of my browsing session I'll have so many tabs open it's unreal!
05/10/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
If I know/trust the source and it doesn't seem to be spam, I'll open directly. If not, I copy/paste them. I want to know where they're sending me before I hit "send"
That's one thing I like about Chrome, if I hover over a link a little pop up at the bottom of the page appears with the web address.
05/10/2012
Ice1 Ice1
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
That's one thing I like about Chrome, if I hover over a link a little pop up at the bottom of the page appears with the web address.
That's an option in every web browser.

I usually open things in new tabs because I'm browsing a listing (auctions, forums, etc) or I'm on a site with particularly awful navigation (EF, eBay).
05/10/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Interesting post. I forgot about the right clicking and getting it in a new tab. This is my best friend now.
05/10/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Ice1
That's an option in every web browser.

I usually open things in new tabs because I'm browsing a listing (auctions, forums, etc) or I'm on a site with particularly awful navigation (EF, eBay).
"That's one thing I like about Chrome, if I hover over a link a little pop up at the bottom of the page appears with the web address."

"That's an option in every web browser."


But did you ever notice that it doesn't work here on EF?

If you need an example, I posted a thread about additional warnings on Blu-rays and DVDs today. If you hover over the link here in this comment, it will likely show the correct url. However, hover over the external link to the article in the post, and it refers back to the EF thread.
05/10/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
I always open a new tab for links. Otherwise I'll end up losing pages that I need.
05/10/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I usually open them in a new tab.
05/10/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I usually open it in a new tab unless I was planning of leaving the site I was on anyway.
05/10/2012
All His All His
i open new tabs for all the links
05/10/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Rightclick tab, always, unless I REALLY want to open something in the very same tab... ^^
05/10/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I always open things in new tabs.
05/10/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
My question is about general internet behavior, not just how you browse here on EF:

How do you normally follow online links?
new tab or browser window
05/10/2012
JackRaiden JackRaiden
For those of you who Right-click (new tab), try Ctrl-click for a quicker "open in new tab" (that conveniently opens in background, doesn't take focus). (Firefox)
05/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I open a new tab.
05/11/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
Usually, open in a new tab. If I don't care about the website I'm going back to, I'll follow through.
05/11/2012
Jeanette Jeanette
I just click the link, nothing fancy here!
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