Forum Question: 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?”

    8/23/17 @ 8:30 pm

    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
    8/23/17 @ 8:38 pm

    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
    8/23/17 @ 8:41 pm

    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.

    8/23/17 @ 9:08 pm

    Sounds like it is some coding on that site then.

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