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

Member since: 2010

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.

#88889 Aug 01, 2014 13:57
  • Member since: 2008

    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?)

    #88907 Aug 02, 2014 7:25
  • Member since: 2011

    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.

    #89939 Aug 28, 2014 22:03
  • Member since: 2007

    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.

    #89983 Aug 29, 2014 18:52
  • Member since: 2007

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

    #89984 Aug 29, 2014 18:54
  • Member since: 2010
    #122707 Jun 10, 2015 17:15
  • Member since: 2011

    Nice Marija :)

    #122718 Jun 11, 2015 8:34
  • Member since: 2011

    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.

    #122737 Jun 11, 2015 12:45
  • Member since: 2010

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

    #122738 Jun 11, 2015 12:46
  • Member since: 2011

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

    #122739 Jun 11, 2015 12:48
  • Member since: 2011

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

    #122740 Jun 11, 2015 12:53