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djrosen
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I did try searching the subject and did not find an answer. Would it be possible to make the banner ads open a new tab by default? I have no problem clicking every single one buts its a bit painful have to use the back button all the time.

Again, if its been asked and answered, apologies, link appreciated.
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Djrosen -- Having banner ads open in a new window or tab is a great idea. This is the default behavior of many sites, since it increases the "stickiness" of the site by ensuring that the visitor is returned to the site when they're done with the link they followed. There's probably an extension the Café staff could install that would do the trick.

In the meanwhile, however, you can implement a workaround from your end. For instance, when you want to click on a banner ad, instead of left-clicking, do a right-click and then select "open link in new tab" or "open link in new window" from the menu that appears. Behavior varies slightly from one browser to another, but these are pretty standard options. You might also look through the settings for your preferred browser; many browsers let the user specify the preferred behavior for links.
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Thanks, Doug!
Yeah, I am a tech geek, I can work around it and I probably should have noted that workaround in my post for the benefit of others so thank you for doing so. Its really just about where I am when I am on. If I am on my laptop, I don't keep a mouse nearby so a left click requires some finger gymnastics, which, as a magician, I am no stranger to but I like to save clicks and moves when I can. When on my desktop, mouse in hand, I typically do as you suggest habitually on all links.
Thanks for the reply
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