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How Do I Use Long/short Touch With Links?

I have an iPad Air, model ME898PP/A using iOS 10.3.3. No issues that I am aware of. However, I’ve noticed some changes when I click on links while using Safari. In the past, I would use a long hold on a link and then have a popup presented which gave me several choices. Most often, I would choose to open the link in a new window so I could continue reading while the new link opened.

Lately, I do exactly the same, but sometimes I get the new page from the link to open in a new window as well as open directly. In effect, the link opens twice. This does not happen at each website. I am wondering if there is some technique such as a “hard” or “soft” press which influences the link behavior.

Am I doing something wrong?

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do I Use Long/short Touch With Links?”

    3 years ago

    Is there consistency between which sites behave in what way? Or more specifically, which links?

    Any standard link should produce that option menu, and then only do what you select. But I suppose if a site has wired the links with scripts to do different things, then it could confuse Safari.

    Other than that, I can’t think of what would cause the link to open in the current tab as well as a new one.

    Mike W
    3 years ago

    Well, I don’t want to suggest any sort of political issue, but the website that I first noticed this was The Daily Beast. I contacted them, they said they had taken steps to remedy the problem. However, nothing changed. I also use the Google News website, and it works properly. I will check other websites to see if it is exclusively the DB site. Haven’t done that yet,

    Mike W
    3 years ago

    So far it appears to be exclusive to the DB website. I did some research prior to posting this, and got the impression this was an issue for others. Now I believe it is limited to the DB website.

    3 years ago

    Sounds like it is some coding on that site then.

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