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Opened 3 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

#52953 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Open new WP version support page on a new tab

Reported by: redoper Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: accessibility, administration Cc:

Description (last modified by joedolson)

I think it would be better for a UX to open a support page about the new WordPress update in the new tab instead of the same tab as the website administration originally is open in.

Do follow along at #23432, however, for the larger question!

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@redoper
3 months ago

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#1 follow-up: @sabernhardt
3 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Focuses accessibility added
  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

Hi @redoper and thanks for the suggestion!

As per #23432, we strive to avoid forcing links to open in a new window or tab. (See related tickets)

It still might be good to indicate that the link is external, though, so the user can make a more informed decision how to open it.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @redoper
3 months ago

Replying to sabernhardt:

Hi @redoper and thanks for the suggestion!

As per #23432, we strive to avoid forcing links to open in a new window or tab. (See related tickets)

It still might be good to indicate that the link is external, though, so the user can make a more informed decision how to open it.

Hi @sabernhardt,

ok, I understand. Then at least some indication that the link is external would be great, but I can't figure any solution in this case right now.

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2 months ago

#4 @joedolson
2 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing this as wontfix. We'll definitely give some thought to adding indicators for external links throughout the site, to give users better information to decide whether or not to open a link in a new tab, but we won't force links to open in new tabs unless it's contextually necessary.

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