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Links Should Not Open New Windows

By , Monday, June 1st, 2015

“Opening up new browser windows is like a vacuum cleaner sales person who starts a visit by emptying an ash tray on the customer’s carpet. Don’t pollute my screen with any more windows, thanks (particularly since current operating systems have miserable window management).”

Jakob Nielsen

I have to say, I completely agree with Jakob on this one: Opening external links in a new window is a terrible idea. It’s inconsiderate to users and makes assumptions about behavior I do not believe to be true.

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