The UX of Hyperlinks—Taking it all a step further.
Andrés García

After this post and after the previous one, I still think this is overcomplicating a very simple idea. The solution is really nice, but it doesn’t fit the ‘problem.’
Control is always welcome, but only when it’s necessary — we already have sort-of a standard in hyperlinks.
Some just forget to apply it. Links to pages on the same websites should open in the same window, the external links in a new one.
Most browsers open them in a new tab, and people have a habit of using the middle mouse button.
Do people REALLY have a problem with hyperlinks? Can you measure it?
If yes, can we do something to solve their problem without engaging them?
I think we do.