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9:43 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

Is there a good reason why Google (and other major search engines for that matter) do not open a new browser window when a user clicks on a search result listing?

I personally like to check more than one website in the results, so I end up right-clicking and selecting 'Open in New Window' so that I would not have to click on the 'Back' button to return to the Google listings page.

Joe

9:47 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Visit this page: [google.com...]

Scroll to the bottom and check the box that says, Open search results in a new browser window.

Then click "Save Preferences"

9:55 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can also do this via the Google Toolbar.

I usually right click and open results in a new window, but I don't know how many other searchers do this.

9:56 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I think they make same window the default because it would be the general users preferance. No one likes surfing along and having more windows open than needed.
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Thanks for the quick and useful responses guys. Someone mentioned to me that the reason could be because of those 'popup eliminator' applications that many people install 'for free'. A visitor to my website once complained that he couldn't navigate one of the links which had me confused for a day until he eventually came back and said that he traced the problem to Kazaa.

Could that be a possible factor in search engines being biased towards non-popups?

Thanks

Joe

[Apologies to WindSun for the use of the word 'duped'. I removed it from the above text]

[edited by: joeuz at 10:58 am (utc) on Mar. 7, 2003]

10:39 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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those 'popup eliminator' applications that many people are duped into installing 'for free'

I was not "duped" into installing it - it was a consious decision.

 

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