Doug Z wrote:hmmm URL's open in same window instead of a new one....
We're stuck with that, Doug, because the developers of this open-source software adhered rather ferociously to certain standards, including that one.
Note, however, that it took all of us only a week or so to get used to it when we moved to this PhpBB3 system last year. As 'winger pointed out, Right-click > Open in New Window will do it.
In some browsers it's even simpler. In Firefox as I have it set up, for instance, a simple Ctrl-Click opens a new tab.
Play around with these key combinations, and they'll soon become as natural as the old way. I hope!