I Learned a New-to-Me WestlaweCARSWELL Trick!

Why didn’t I know I could do this until now? Did you? If so, why didn’t you tell me?!!

I just had an advanced training session with our new WeC learning consultant, Sebastian Stella. He showed me this little trick that I have already posted on our firm’s internal blog. It’s SWEET and I can’t believe I didn’t figure this out on my own since I use this right-click feature all the time otherwise.

Okay … here it is …

You can right click on any link within WestlaweCARSWELL and choose to open it in a new window! And you can continue doing this as often as you wish. No having to go back to your search results.

That’s it. I’ll be using this all the time.

Thanks, Sebastian!


  1. Véronique Abad

    Dear Heather and dear all.
    If i understand well, this is a functionality of your browser, not from Westlawecarswell. You can do it on any website.
    Even nicer : if you are using Mozilla Firefox, you even got 2 options while right-cliking on the link : open in a new window or open in a new tab, wich allows you to work by theme for example : all you searches dedicated with one keyword, in one window with several tabs, and another window with several tabs for another keywords.
    This feature is the reason why I switched to firefox!

  2. Hi Véronique. I use the same feature in Firefox as well, though I rarely use Firefox in our office. I primarily use IE here because that’s what everyone in our firm uses and since I train them on all kinds of online research, I find it’s best to ensure we’re on the same page.

    I have to say that even though I right-click all the time, it had never really occurred to me to use it in WestlaweCARSWELL. A “doh” moment of discovery for me, at least.

  3. My mind is still a bit foggy on this since I haven’t used WeC or QL since i left work for maternity leave at the end of 2005, but I also regularly used the new browser window (in IE, at the office) and new tab (in Netscape 7.x – also mozilla based – at home) functions to open links. I do recall the trickiness involved in keeping track of which window/tab is which!