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When a user try to ask a question he/she will see an option like:

Questions with similar titles

If the user clicks on any suggested link, it's opening in the same window (at present).

For better user friendly nature, if we have an option to open in new tab/window, that will help user to see the question, without loosing any data he entered after clicking on suggested link on StackExchange.

An alternative way is, keep the session by placing back button or after user clicks on back icon on browser.

Note: this Question was based on the Functional and Beginner/intermediate (technical) people who use Stack Exchange as a good source of finding right knowledge. enter image description here

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As opposed to being in control and letting the user decide this, via the right-click or mouse? –  random Dec 24 '11 at 20:08
    
@random question isn't referring any control, it's only for user friendly nature. –  Chandra Sekhar Dec 24 '11 at 20:11
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@random: Wouldn't adding target="_blank" just change the default behavior to a new tab/window (depending on preferences) and still allow the user to open in the same tab/window if they really want too. I think it makes more sense to use a new window so that the user still has their content (and the list of similar questions) to go back too when they close the new tab/window. –  animuson Dec 24 '11 at 22:39
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Perhaps the similar titles could also blink, to aid in further usability. –  Neil Fein Dec 25 '11 at 5:02
    
As a note i mentioned, it will help beginners to work on this StackExchange, without any problem while submitting a new question. I thought it will help.(it's not for stupendous guys). –  Chandra Sekhar Dec 25 '11 at 6:09
    
Making the behavior of the web inconsistent does not help beginners: consistent behavior helps beginners and experts alike. Don't mess with the semantics of my links. –  dmckee Dec 26 '11 at 20:58
    
@dmckee What do you mean by inconsistent here!, for links stackexchange fallowing principles like <a href="question..." target="_self">(default) or target="_parent". you can answer the question with proper details. –  Chandra Sekhar Dec 27 '11 at 6:04
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I detest websites that think they know how my windows should be managed.

If I want content open in a new window, I'll open it myself.

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+1, but out of curiosity, are you ok with gmail assuming you want links from emails opened in a new window? –  Adam Rackis Dec 25 '11 at 5:44
    
@Adam: Good point. I moderately dislike that behavior on Gmail. (What I detest in Gmail is how difficult it is to get the Gmail interface to show me the content in a fixed-width font; the "Show Original" feature brings up a new window, and I always hit the H "back" key on my keyboard after reading only to find that it does nothing because "show original" opened a new window.) –  sarnold Dec 31 '11 at 3:13
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