Don't open profiles in same tab
If I cmd-click (using Mac) on a user's profile in a discussion thread, I expect it to open in a new tab, as per usual with hyperlinks. However, it opens the profile in the same tab, which deletes my progress in the lesson. Please change this!
If you are using Safari, check your settings, it may have been turned off accidentally.
It can be done programmatically in Duolingo but it could be quite a big job AND it is not supported in all versions of HTML so could cause problems with some users.
I am using Chrome. It is not in my settings because it works on other links both on Duo and other sites, so it is a Duo-side issue.
Interesting, I guess that makes since. However, fixing this problem would be near impossible.
It is your browser that determines the beviour of cmd-clik key press, not Duolingo. In the Safari browser it is configurable. I do not use the Chrome browser on my iMac but I would think that it is configurable in that browser also.
If it's as easy a task as you believe it is, perhaps you could re-write the code yourself and submit it to Duo as a suggestion.
Thanks for the warning - this actually happened to me last week, and just before I finished the lesson, too! : (
It's discussion posts like these that really matter, not unimportant ones like, "Want to be my friend?", and many others.
Thanks again!!! ^-^
P.S. Here's a lingot. ; )
I'm not sure this is a Duo-side problem. The usual methods on Windows still work for me, and there's no reason why the site admins would randomly disable a single method of opening new tabs on Macs (if that's even possible).
No, it's something Duo-y. I'm on Windows, and ctrl-click doesn't open windows in new tabs on Duo as it should for me (and never has). It works fine everywhere else, though.
It is a Duo-side issue. This behavior works properly on most other links on this site and others.
You're both right - it looks like I was wrong and Duo have inadvertently disabled a single method of opening new tabs, probably because ctrl is used in custom hotkeys/shortcuts elsewhere in the site. I don't know much about coding so I don't know if that's fixable - disabling those shortcuts would probably have even more people in even bigger tizzies.
Middle-clicking (if Macs can do that) and right-click-"open in new tab" still work, though.
Since you're asking for help troubleshooting a problem, could you move this post to the Troubleshooting forum? That's the forum that the troubleshooting folks read, so you're likely to get more and better answers there.
Don't delete it and create a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Duolingo to Troubleshooting. Here's a guide on how to move a post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16609773.
There were a variety of theories ranging from a bluetooth keyboard in the users backpack, the problem being cured by clearing out cookies etc. and downloading a userscript also cured the problem. It might help your problem if you start looking further away for the cause of the problem.
Get a 3 button mouse. Middle click on any link and it opens in a new tab, then you will not be at the mercy of these 'bugs'.