Google has added "on mousedown" to the A HREF tags in the SERPS. That means that in browsers that support drag & drop, like Safari (maybe IE too, but I don't know since I don't use Windows), you can no longer drag a link to another window to open the link in that window. I like dragging links to new windows so I can keep the original SERPs visible.
Looks like I'm switching to Yahoo for my searching now.
Msg#: 30716 posted 7:57 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
I haven't updated Safari recently so I doubt it's that.
I just tried it again and the behavior is now a little different. I still can't drag a SERP result to a new window, because nothing happens when I try (no outline of the link appears under the pointer). But I guess that's an improvement from Google rudely taking me to the SERP result as soon as the mouse goes down.
BTWY, I can still drag non-SERP links on Google, such as the 1-10 page numbers on the bottom of the page.
Msg#: 30716 posted 2:26 pm on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
I usually use Mozilla Browser and for me its a easy method to right click on the href link and click on "open link in new tab". Mozilla has got an advantage by opening in a new tab, it will not switch over to new tab unless you move to the opened link tab.
IMO everybody has his own practice on click methods.
Msg#: 30716 posted 10:24 am on Aug 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
Yeah, I know I can control-click (or right-click, with my five-button mouse) to open in a new window or a new tab. But that's not what I want to do. I want to drag the link to a new window, like I've done for the last few years. But suddenly I can't, because Google mucked it up.
Msg#: 30716 posted 5:20 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
I am able to drag links in FireFox but not Safari.
I would also suggest trying to command-click on links since that's a really easy way to get them in a new tab or window (if you don't have tabs turned on in Safari they go to a new window). Command-shift-click and it will open behind your current window.