Hacker Newsnew | comments | show | ask | jobs | submitlogin
Ask HN: Why don't links posted on HN open in a new tab?
4 points by amogh 820 days ago | comments



Because the average HN user is perfectly able to middle-click or ctrl-click or long-tap (or whatever combination works in your specific environment) when he wants something to open in a tab? It's not the AOL target audience.

-----


It's a lot easier for a user to force a link to open in a new tab than it is for the user to force the link to open in the same tab.

-----


Because it is better to have the link open where the user specifies. This is why browsers should control where links open.

-----




Applications are open for YC Summer 2015

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Y Combinator | Apply | Contact

Search: