There’s a longstanding discussion about this on Meta. The developers keep saying it’s something they’d like to have eventually, but it’s just not a top priority. They always prioritise features with solid use cases and good mockups, so if you have something in mind you should definitely pitch in on that topic.
I noticed that links in posts open in the same window as the original post. I’d like to suggest for external links to always open in a new tab.
I was just reading the suggestions someone posted using external links, and when I clicked a link I lost the original post.
I meant users can upload to some image hosting site and link to it so readers get the image only if and when they want.
There do not seem to be much automatic compression if any;
There are a couple images here that are in megabyte size. When the subject grows like this thread, one have to scroll down several times and have more and more images load… it take a while…
Maybe the forum software can be set to paginate a subject?
I believe Stefan is right. If you want a picture to show up in your post - and not just link to it - it will automatically uploaded to the system and not linked to another source. The only alternative would be to upload a thumbnail to the post and link it to the picture from an external source.
I don’t think this has anything to do with the images. This happens with any long thread. But you can click on the post indicator in the bottom right corner and then tap “top”, “bottom” or enter a specific post number to navigate quicker.
Not sure if this a good place to mention it … I can also open up a new topic … but is it possible to switch off notifications for “new posts” for an user?
I like to edit my posts a lot to reword them or because I found more/better information. But every time I do that (for a new “last” post), people get notified about “updates”. Can that be changed for me as a user setting in the software?
To clarify @fp1_wo_sw_updates is talking about these kind of “notifications” for tabs open in the background. (Firefox)
Maybe I’m the only one affected by this because I use this function to see if there are any new posts on the forum. When I’m not browsing the internet but doing something else I crop the window of the program I’m using so I can still see the tabs bar of my Firefox window.
Alternatively I could “watch” every topic on the forum. Then I’d get the “real notifications”
( ) for every new post (and not for edits, unless I’m mentioned or quoted in the edit), but I don’t want to change my settings and the way I use the forum just because of @fp1_wo_sw_updates’s “edit escapades”. (no offense ;))
This is regarding forum feature HYPERLINKS.
It would be better if links leading to a page outside of this forum would actually open in a new tab instead of in the same forum tab. (same tab is ok if it is a link leading to another topic within forum).
Sometimes in a topic there are outside links, to cover-producers or other software etc., and it would make more sense to be able to continue reading the original topic.
Maybe this could be programmed in the “insert hyperlink” popup? to choose ,new tab’ or ,same tab’.
I disagree actually. I think all links anywhere on the web should open in the same tab. New tab links are bad for usability, especially when there are inconsistencies as to how they’re applied throughout the web. Opening links in new tabs is pretty simple.
Actually I know this from other German forums that they do this distinction, it had to do with the liability or something for the contents of a posted link by the people responsible for a forum.
Maybe I am so used to this distinction that I forget to go the press-left-mouse-button-to-open-in-new-tab way.
I do when…I have a mouse
I tend to open a new tab always because I like to be able to come back from the link exactly where I left the starting page, so I always use the mouse wheel, but if you use a touchpad or any other input device without a “third button” you have to remember to CTRL-click to open another tab and I find it annoying