I think it can depend on whether the link is logically a continuation or an interruption. For example, I would put a "help" link in a new tab. -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [Hidden-tech] Looking for Free or Low Cost Blog Platform and Thoughts about Jotform for Registering New Subscribers Date: 28.05.2020 15:54 From: Shel Horowitz via Hidden-discuss <hidden-discuss at lists.hidden-tech.net> To: Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> Yes, Greg was taking about designers choosing to have links open in new windows or tabs. I'm sorry if my quote of his post left that ambiguous. And yes, it's easy to open new windows/tabs while browsing. I do this constantly, especially when I want to refer to two pages at once (which happens a lot while I'm researching a writing piece, among many other scenarios) or dealign with a slow-loading site. My UX concern is that I've seen too many sites where hitting the back button didn't take you back to where you'd been, and too many situations where you really want to make sure the reader comes back to finish the page, and there is zero guarantee they'll do it on their own. Shel Horowitz - "The Transformpreneur"