VisualEditor: Provide a way (beyond Ctrl-Click, middle-click, or right-click/tab) to open links in another window
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I couldn't find a way to click the links while editing and go to the target page. It's not easily available in the source editor, so it's not really a regression, but I find myself needing this features every time I edit, because the links are blue and look like links.

GMail and Google have reasonably good ways of going to links' targets in editing mode, so hints can be taken from them.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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Amire80 created this task.Sep 29 2013, 8:28 AM
brion added a comment.Sep 29 2013, 7:57 PM

Right-click and 'open in new tab' works for me (tested in Firefox 24), but it'd be better to have something findable in the edit toolbar (or at *least* the link edit dialog) with a 'regular' click.

Right-click or long-press for context menus aren't something everybody knows well or jumps straight to.

Fixed in gerrit 139550.

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