Should links open in a new window?

Dec 11, 2014

Hey folks,

Just wanted to throw a usability question out to the masses since it has become a subject of debate between a couple of us.

When you click on link on a webpage, do you prefer that it:

A) Opens in a new tab

B) Opens in a new window

c) Opens in the existing tab


Personally, I prefer that links open in a new tab, because I don't want to lose the original page. 

Looking forward to hearing your opinions!


32 Replies
Terence English

Is anyone aware of how to specify one of those three choices when publishing?

Looking to publish so resources/links open in a new tab, rather than a new window. Aside from a Java patch to fix, is there a way to specify in Storyline: open in new tab; open in new window; open in existing tab? Thanks all