Open link in new window when clicking on user location marker

Feature

Open link in new window when clicking on user location marker

Description

Currently when clicking on a user’s location marker at /u/user-map?period=location the link is opened in the same window/tab. This is inconvenient because when going back to the map it is reloaded from scratch and zoomed out to the full extent instead of where the user was before.

Solution: Open the click on the marker in a new window while leaving the map undisturbed.

Use Case

Let’s say your site has users world-wide and you are searching for users in New York with a specific interest that’s noted in the user card in the form of a custom user field:

  1. Open the user map at /u/user-map?period=location
  2. Zoom in sufficiently to see New York user place markers
  3. Click on one marker
  4. You decide that user is not who you’re looking for based on the user card info.
  5. Go back to #1

Keep in mind that it can take some time to load the map in #1. It takes about 3 seconds in my case. Zooming in on the general location also takes time and multiple clicks or mouse scrolls.

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