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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#40853 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Revert insert link description back to "Open link in new window/tab"

Reported by: vertizio's profile vertizio Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7.5
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:


The description for inserting links now shows "Open link in new tab", where it used to show "Open link in new window/tab". This is confusing for users as the choice of opening new links in a new tab or a new window is a browser-setting not something that is done through a 'target' parameter.

Reverting to the original description ("Open link in new window/tab") is recommended to match expected user behaviour.

Change History (2)

#1 @afercia
7 years ago

See [33998] and related ticket: #33777

#2 @noisysocks
3 years ago

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

Tabs are ubiquitous nowadays and so I think the copy should remain "Open in new tab" as this aligns with the WordPress goal to "design for the majority".

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