[Slackbuilds-users] Javascript on slackbuilds.org search results page

Miguel De Anda miguel at thedeanda.com
Wed Jul 17 14:24:21 UTC 2013

Thanks David. Ive had the same... Complaint(?) but never voiced it. Ive
even gone so far as to right click, open link in new tab but then that
makes a single click turn into two with a pause to read the six options
that appear.

My vote is +1

On Jul 17, 2013 6:07 AM, "David Woodfall" <dave at dawoodfall.net> wrote:

> I've been experiencing an annoying problem in Chromium browser with
> links on the search results page.
> I tend to middleclick search results links to open several at once in
> background tabs.
> The problem is that Chromium determines a left or a middle click to be
> a click and so what happens is that the links open tabs, but the
> location of the results page changes too.
> From http://www.w3schools.com/**jsref/event_onclick.asp<http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/event_onclick.asp>:
> "Execute a JavaScript when a button is clicked"
> It is strange that after all the years that javascript has been around
> that there are no separate 'onleftclick' or 'onmiddleclick' events...
> So I'm not blaming you guys for it since according to the onclick
> event it can be any click. But I do have a question: is it /really/
> necesary for you to use javascript for simple links in that way?
> I've had to disable javascript on the slackbuilds site anyway so it
> seems a bit pointless.
> FWIW Firefox doesn't share this behaviour.
> Regards
> David
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