Open links in new tabs
allow users to open links in new tabs
Phillip Stewart commented
This would also be good in the Highlighted Content web part.
Highlighted Content is great for aggregating relevant documents from across SharePoint on a single page. But a user who needs to read multiple documents from that page has to open and load the page in multiple tabs before clicking each different document links.
It would save so much effort if a user could open each file in a new tab directly from the page that hosts the Highlighted Content part.
Jenny Pardo commented
This will be a huge win !!!
Janelle Bray commented
When using the quick links feature any microsoft documents open in a new browser window, and users can then edit. It is causing lots of confusion - and people saving their live documents straight onto the site.
While I like the implementation as a default pattern, i really do feel that you should add a toggle to open in a new tab in all the modern web parts where links can be configured:
- Call to action
Depending on the customer, the often want to link to pages in different locations within their environment and these can be conceptually located in very different corners of the information environment so it makes sense to afford the option to open in a new tab.
What we notice now as a result is that organisations are settling for less optimal page designs as they end up using the text web part everywhere as it has the open in a new tab option for hyperlinks. The result is that all the great work done on the modern web parts isn't taken advantage of in all the scenarios they could be. This doesn't go unnoticed by customers and they all share the same frustration.
This is a very straightforward change and not hard to implement, I suggest its given priority and you'd be able to many of the user voice duplicates on this suggest and satisfy probably a few hundred votes.
It's so frustrating that links don't open in a new tab - compounded by the lack of breadcrumb navigation. Users are constantly getting lost in the site. Please please enable this.
Janelle Bray commented
I have even added the _target in my code - and it is being overridden. Really bad practice on Microsoft's part to stop someones code from working. Very disappointing this feature has been removed - the user expects to see a PDF (for example) open in a new tab - not replace the current content - most users are not sophisticated enough to know you would use the back button to return to the page. So in the end we are going to lose users because they will keep dropping off the site.
Julia Pasquale commented
This is an issue for our users as well - I just want to make a simple link to a new list form and am unable to do so.
Kristen Paterson commented
Please allow us to set the link behavior (open in new Tab or keep in current) in the footer on Modern pages in a communication Site. It seems like all of the links open in a new tab, even if they are in the same site.
Is this option being looked into?
Does anyone have an answer to this problem?
Kirsten Firth commented
This is huge issue for our users. Please stop taking away basic functionality. This is basic HTML behavior, not rocket science.
Eric Petersen commented
Links are currently governed by default behavior. If it's a link within the current site, it should open in the same tab; if it's a link outside the current site, it should open in a new tab. But it is known that these default behaviors DO NOT WORK anyway. And it's really easy to make this a configurable option. So just add it in. It was really amateurish that it wasn't included from the beginning.
Paul Marsh commented
This issue is also proving problematic for the users of our SharePoint sites, I mus admit I am struggling to see the benefit of removing such a feature, hopefully this will be returned as an option very soon.
I used to be able to middle click and open in a new tab, now when I middle click the auto-scroll feature comes up.. who even uses that? Please bring back the option to open folders in a new tab (right click a link brings up a list option for opening in a new tab and/or middle clicking a link opens in a new tab). Why in the world would you disable opening a folder in a new tab?! I get that some folks would like to left click and stay in the same tab, that is perfectly acceptable, but bring back middle click at least, and add an option in the right click popup list.
When user click on a link to open a video, the video opens in the same tab. When the user wants to return to the site, many look for a way to close the video and then ultimately close the page instead of clicking the back button. I put a message on the page letting them know that they will need to click the internet Back arrow to return. I suppose it is a matter of getting them used to the change, but still would appreciate the option.
E Stands commented
This was a great and useful feature of previous SharePoint versions. Please bring it back.
Why does Microsoft downgrade functionalities that are useful and were available in SharePoint 2007/2010?
"Switch to classic" isn't a fix. Please add the option to choose "open in new tab" or not for sidebar links
We would like the ability to be able to decide the behavior - opening in a new tab vs. opening in the same tab
Scott Perley commented
When we switch to modern lists, our users can no longer right-click to open the item in a new tab and they also can't CTRL-Click to open in a new tab.
Our only suggestion for now is to switch to Classic view.