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Add possibility to open any non-selected page from edit mode in a new tab


In EPi 6, you could open any page in the tree by either:

- clicking the middle click inside the edit mode tree

- by holding Ctrl + right click and selecting Open link in new tab

Now, from 7 on, you need to navigate to the page in question; click on the Options and then, middle click View on website.

Very often, when I add a new page, I want to take a look into how it looks like on a listing or similar. This is also a common scenario when anything related to routing/URL rewriting is being tested.

Aug 01, 2014 13:57

Both the features you mention are dependent on functions that touch devices don't have (middle click/right click/ctrl).

I guess that's why they're removed in EPiServer 7 (and probably won't be reinstated?)

Aug 02, 2014 7:25

But one should not limit a desktop computer/power users just because iPads can't do this. It can be supported for normal computers, and let the experience be as it is for touchies.

Aug 28, 2014 22:03

E.g. why not trigger the context menu when you're right clicking a page in the tree? Just a few lines of code... now we need laser precision to hit the small button next to page to open the menu.

Funny thing, when sales reps are demoing EPiServer, they're still right click themselves a couple of times, then they realize that they have to left click the small button to access the context menu.

Easiest way to open the page in a new tab seems to be to open the page, click the publish button and then you have a link to the view mode.

Aug 29, 2014 18:52

+1 Arve! How many editors are working on an iPad or any other touch device?

Aug 29, 2014 18:54
Jun 10, 2015 17:15

Nice Marija :)

Jun 11, 2015 8:34

Kudos for the workaround, but this should really be fixed by episerver by turning each of the nodes into a proper link to support ctrl-clicking or the like.

If I want to open five pages as new tabs quickly, that still can't be done.

Jun 11, 2015 12:45

That's very true, I am not sure if it's possible to add that behavior as an add-on...

Jun 11, 2015 12:46

True. Which is why I want EPiServer to fix it :-)

Jun 11, 2015 12:48

We would like that all bugs (even ours) would be fixed by EPiServer :D

Jun 11, 2015 12:53
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