We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I am periodically reminded that relative newcomers to the blogosphere - of which there happily seem to be many at Maggie's Farm - need to be advised to right-click links that you wish to see, without losing your page.
It's the best use of that right clicker on your mouse: it's certainly why God created mice with two ears.
And what, precisely, is so all fired superior about opening a new window (or tab)? Left-click a link and I can ALWAYS click the back arrow. Or, should I roam too far to simply click back, I can pull down my recent history. Is that so intensely more difficult than right-clicking?
This is at least the second time y'all here at Maggie's have made a fuss about this.
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am,
But everybody wants you
To be just like them.
My daughter is on her out here to return my pickup and pick up her Explorer, which she left a few days ago due to a flat. I have to go change the tire, and it's cold and raining and the thing is parked out in the open. And youse guys are worried about an extra click.
yep--sure do--gotta lay on your back at least long enough to get the unscrewing started. Then you can finish doing an on-your-knees version of that flamingo thing from Karate Kid, with one arm under up around. Ford, how could ye?
I had a college prof who once mused: "Everyone's worry box is always full. If it isn't the tires on your car, it is the exam next week, or what you will have for lunch."
So, a click here or there may matter to some.
Here's the big thing though - the letters "PC" stand for "Personal Computer". I should have bolded Personal. I like having all of my porn open in one window (with multiple tabs) so when I get a visitor, a simple click closes it all, leaving Maggies' page open. This gives the appearance that my surfing is pure and educational.... :evil grin:
btw, I have a 2006 Mountaineer - Ford still hasn't improved the spare tire debacle. The jack and attachments are damned near deadly to use.
"Everyone's worry box is always full. If it isn't the tires on your car, it is the exam next week, or what you will have for lunch."
Man, that's goood!
He's right, too. It boils down to time--you're gonna fret a certain amount of time--if it ain't the grim reaper sneaking up on ya, it's that new pair of bootlaces you keep forgetting to pick up at the store.
The first three links, "cigars", "Why?" and "An interesting guy" open a new browser window.
Note: Page doesn't look correct because the editor I use doesn't recognize stylesheets.
I thought we'd first cover that it CAN be done...then work on how.
For embedding the TARGET command, I use a program called "My Function Keys" to do the dirty deed. When I want to make some text off-link to a site, I highlight the text, hit the 'Link' button and slap in the URL with Ctrl-V. Then I reach up and hit the F8 key which:
- Opens the 'Extra HTML' box
- Punches in the TARGET command
- OK's its way out of the second box
- OK's its way out of the first box
Voila! Elapsed time, about 1.32 seconds, give or take.
It's a free program for the main functionality. The commercial version opens up a bank of Ctrl-F keys and Alt-F keys. It doesn't have a home site anymore, but a search for "my function keys download" should pop it up on some download site. Very nifty, handy program. Might as well do SOMETHING with the dang things.
Anyway, I've looked over your source code and I don't see anything stopping you from slapping in the TARGET command, and, as noted, if you let My Function Keys do the heavy labor, it doesn't take but a sec to add the TARGET command while slapping in the URL.
I probably won't be getting back to this thread, BD, so if you want to discuss it further, get hold of me via email.