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make links posted by users open in a new window

Just as an idiot-proof measure, it would be nice to have jsFiddle-type links open in external windows automatically so I don't lose answers because I forgot to press SHIFT :(

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, kiamlaluno, Pops, random Apr 11 '12 at 2:48

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More general discussion on this issue: make links posted by users open in a new window, and Have all links open in a new tab? – Cody Gray Mar 22 '12 at 5:29
What browser are you using? In all browsers except for Opera, you should get a "Are you sure?" prompt when leaving the page after you've starting typing a post. – balpha Mar 22 '12 at 6:31
If this was going to happen.. wouldn't you want target="_newtab" instead? – Alex Coplan Mar 22 '12 at 8:05
I use Chrome. I'm just impressed my question scored a -10 already. Course record? – Terry Mar 22 '12 at 13:35
Nah, there was an answer yesterday that got eight downvotes and three delete votes in less than one hour. – Pops Mar 22 '12 at 14:10

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Your answer is saved as you type, you won't lose anything.

I really wouldn't want SO links to open new browser windows for any reason, make a habit of clicking links with the middle button so they'll open in a new tab.

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I have the habit to right click and select the first option (this caused problems when I moved to Opera because they have it on the second option)... I didn't last more than 3 months with Opera :( – ajax333221 Mar 22 '12 at 4:48

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