Add "open in new window" checkbox to Media upload dialog window
When you upload documents or other bits to a Page/Post and want them to link to internal/external resources in a new window, you are forced to change the link twice.
I can upload a PDF to a page, use the FILE URL button to populate the link box if it happens to not already be populated, and then, only *after* inserting it onto the page, am I able to go back in and make the link open in an external window.
It would really sweet if the same "Open Link in New Window/Tab" checkbox was just on the Media Upload dialog to begin with, then you could just insert stuff without having to jump through hoops.
On a side note, the link-select process from the Visual Editor window is buggy and aggravating to use, and only actually prepopulates the link a fraction of times that you use it.
The Target > Open link in a new window checkbox is totally, totally buried under advanced settings. It should be upfront and probably default for external links and links to images.
I agree 100%, make Open in New Window easy to find, that is just a too common of a feature to have you drilling deep for.
I'm very interesting by this idea, it's a good thing to add it in the new wordpress.
I'm sorry - I'm not able to follow Gary's directions; can someone please guide me through it or tell me if this has been made easier to do -- in other words, give each step?
Check out a screenshot here: img: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/n44w.jpg/
After you upload your media (image/pdf/etc) you have to
- place it on the page
- then go back and click the LINK icon on the toolbar
- Once you get the popup, add the link and title, and check the "open in new window" box
This is needlessly complicated for such a common process. They should move this to the first screen you see after upload prior to media placement on the page/post, since they are setting all sorts of other meta data at that point anyhow.
I totally agree.
Basic, intuitive control is fundamentally lacking in just about every area of WordPress. This is but one tiny example.
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