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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#36598 closed enhancement (wontfix)

inline Links - enhancement - remember "Open link in a new tab" checkbox preference

Reported by: Crunchify Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.5
Component: TinyMCE Keywords:
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Hi Team -
Would like to make feature request. Everytime when I enter new link - I've to click "gear icon" which opens popup with option "Open link in a new tab".

By default - it's unchecked. Can we have that option pre-checked or un-checked based on last user preference?


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5 years ago

It's better to pre-select checkbox based on last preference

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-editor by azaozz. View the logs.

5 years ago

#2 @azaozz
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Having links open in a new window/tab is generally discouraged and pretty bad for accessibility. This was also discussed here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/03/28/the-editor-in-wordpress-4-5/#comment-29560.

In that terms I don't think we will be adding this in core. It can be added by a plugin if some users have a valid case for always using it.

#3 @Crunchify
5 years ago

Ack. Valid point. Thanks for an update.

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