Thanks for the feedback, Christine. When you wrote
I hadn't noticed this and can't remember if it ever opened in a new window.
, for me it's opened in a new window for all the three years I've been using WP. Thanks also for including those links, and I can see why you call it a contentious issue. For me, I prefer to have a finished post in the new window for social media purposes -- i.e., sharing the post on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, etc. I'm not using that function to continue editing the post, which some people seem to be doing. I know the preview button opens in a new window, but that's gone once the post has been published; I know that the "preview changes" button opens in a new window, but that doesn't show the post's url, which is part of what I need for some of the sharing I'm doing. Finally I'm not sure what you mean by using the right click to open a new window -- are you talking about something I can do that would have the post itself open in a new window? I can't see where any of the options which come up when I right-click would do that. If you just mean that I can open a new window and copy/paste the url of the post into it, that's what I have been doing since this came up. Anyway, it seems like what would be a good solution -- as mentioned in the discussion linked first -- is for the user to be able to set view post to either same window or new window.