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  • A quick tip on adding links to your forum posts

    Have you ever been frustrated by clicking on a link only to lose your current page? Me, too. If you'll add one extra step when embedding a link in your posts, your link will open a new page. Here's what to do:

    • Copy (Ctl+C) the URL you want to link to

    • Highlight the link area in your post and click Ctl+K (this is the shortcut to the paperclip on icon bar).

    • Click on the little gear on the right side of the URL bar that opens

    • Hit Ctl+V to paste the URL and click the box that says "Open link in a new tab" and click "Add link"


    That's it. Here is a link to my blog without that extra step and a link to my blog after I click the box. Better, right?

    I don't always remember to click the box, but I'm going to do better and I hope this will help others who aren't familiar with embedding links and keyboarding.
    Working to protect good doctors from bad advisors. Fox & Co CPAs, Fox & Co Wealth Mgmt. 270-247-6087

  • #2
    Do you know if it is the same for a MAC

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    • #3
      Sorry, but I am not Mac-enabled :-)

      I'm sure the keyboard shortcuts are different but you should have the ability to open a new page.
      Working to protect good doctors from bad advisors. Fox & Co CPAs, Fox & Co Wealth Mgmt. 270-247-6087

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      • #4




        Do you know if it is the same for a MAC
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        Yes, it is! I always like to do that, but it would be even nicer to have the link open up in a separate window as a default option. Of course, i have no idea if that's very hard or very expensive to execute.

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        • #5
          There is an easier way that doesn't rely on the author of the post to take all those extra steps.

          Ctrl+Click will open any link in a new tab.

          Ctrl+Shift+Click will open any link in a new focused tab.

          I think this works in all browsers. Certainly Chrome and Firefox. Macheads, you'll have to figure out the key combination, but it exists on Mac, too.

          I have a habit of always clicking on links this way because I rarely want to leave the page I'm on.

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            There is an easier way that doesn’t rely on the author of the post to take all those extra steps.

            Ctrl+Click will open any link in a new tab.

            Ctrl+Shift+Click will open any link in a new focused tab.

            I think this works in all browsers. Certainly Chrome and Firefox. Macheads, you’ll have to figure out the key combination, but it exists on Mac, too.

            I have a habit of always clicking on links this way because I rarely want to leave the page I’m on.
            Click to expand...


            Thanks so much - glad to learn a new trick!

            Edit - can't tell any difference between the tab opened with Ctl+Shift+Click. Can you explain? Thx!
            Working to protect good doctors from bad advisors. Fox & Co CPAs, Fox & Co Wealth Mgmt. 270-247-6087

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            • #7
              Thanks NotaDoc!... Its easy on Mac too.. click on the link while holding "command" down. How did I not know this all this time!

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