One of the things I have always disliked with Movable Type is the fact that links generated by @
So how do you change this? Easy, but it either requires installing the “Switch plugin.”:http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2003/03/mtswitch or editing lib/MT/Template/Context.pm from the Movable type installation. Using the Switch plugin is preferred over modifying Movable Type.
h3. Using the Switch plugin
First, install Switch. Then alter your templates. Replace any occurence of the @
h3. By modifying Context.pm
Note that modifying Context.pm is not recommended, as you will have to re-apply the change every time you update Movable Type.
Look for the following line:
return sprintf qq(<a target="_blank" href="%s">%s</a>), $a->url, $name;
If you have an editor that supports jumping to a specific line number, the code is located at line 838 for both Movable Type 2.63, and 2.64. In Movable Type 3.16, this line is found at line 989.
The only thing you will have to do, is remove the offending
target="_blank", so that the line looks like this:
return sprintf qq(<a href="%s">%s</a>), $a->url, $name;
A simple change that makes your comment system more user friendly.