Better Primo VE Menu Link Options
Custom menu links in Primo open in a new tabbed window. This is bad behavior. If I go back to the original screen and press the button again, it opens up another window in another tab, and so on.
Menu link goes to address -- does not open a new window or tab. At the very least, it should have be an option for developers. Currently it is hard-coded in the html and not changeable. Using it leads to cluttered browsers.
Allan Berry commented
I'm surprised this still happens.
Nielsen/Norman identified this over 20 years ago as bad practice:
Again, a decade later:
This is an insightful way to think about the issue:
Other pages in the menu (those initiated by ExL) do not open new windows. This makes the menu internally inconsistent.
Could there at least be a checkbox in the administration section to turn this on/off on a per-link basis?
Manu Schwendener commented
I completely agree.
As do the GDSteam of gov.uk https://twitter.com/GDSTeam/status/983992989650423809
and the Nielsen Norman Group https://www.nngroup.com/articles/new-browser-windows-and-tabs