Change in the way EG works with tablets?

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  • X201 30 Nov 2012 07:26:19 16,551 posts
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    At some point this week, the way that the EG forum handles links has changed. I normally look at the main topic list and then open the forum threads that I'm interested in, in another tab. Desktop users can do this with a right click on the mouse, but tablet users rely on holding the link for longer than normal to bring up the menu that allows you to open it in a new page.

    This used to work fine on my tablet, and still does on all other websites, but doing a long press on EG now results in the page loading in the current tab as well as bringing up the menu to load the page in a new tab.

    In short: I can't do tabbed browsing on my tablet on the EG site, but it works fine on all other websites.



    Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus.- Android 4.04 - Standard browser
    Edit by order of Mr Tonka

    Edited by X201 at 07:36:48 30-11-2012
  • Tonka 30 Nov 2012 07:28:21 22,818 posts
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    It usually helps if you add
    What tablet
    What OS version
    What browser
  • THFourteen 30 Nov 2012 08:07:39 36,657 posts
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    Same thing happens on my Galaxy S3 phone using Android 4.1.2
  • crashVoodoo 30 Nov 2012 08:16:31 4,197 posts
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    Dont normally use the browser, i tend to stick with the app but i remembered this working properly.

    Tested this on my galaxy note 2 in chrome and long pressing a link brings up the menu to open in a new tab or incognito tab so I thought it was working.  However, I noticed that the link had opened in the background anyway

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 08:18:14 30-11-2012
  • dominalien 30 Nov 2012 08:38:08 7,470 posts
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    Might be an Android thing, it works fine on iOS.

    A pro tip: at least in Firefox, you can middle-click on a link to open it in a new tab. Also, middle-clicking on a bookmark or an rss-feed will open it in a new tab. Middle-clicking a tab will close it, without having to hunt for the close button.
  • Dirtbox 30 Nov 2012 09:30:44 81,280 posts
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    Depends on the type of link. Direct links always opened in the same tab while html links open in a new one.
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