Quick Links on Modern Pages allow open link within window
Can Microsoft make the "Quick Link" filmstrip programmable to choose if links be open in Window, New Tab or New Window?
It would be nice to have this because some users complain that the Hero Links are to image heavy.
This is basic UX. When opening a PDF I don't want to take a user away through a page them might only be half way through.
Oren Bell commented
The whole web part should have this option.
This will help eliminate an issue combining old sharepoint list pages and new sharepoint front page.
This is a much needed functionality and will be very useful to have in place as soon as possible.
It would be beneficial to be able to control what opens in a new window and what doesn't rather than have Microsoft determine what should and shouldn't open in a new window. The fact that we can't force internal quicklinks to open in a new window is driving our people crazy because they want to keep the primary site window open and the right-mouse click, choose option is not intuitive to most end-users.
Are Bjørn Pedersen commented
I totally agree to the suggestion; this is a highly required feature from those in our organisation that creates information pages.
Ruth McIntosh commented
I agree with @Tom Burke There is Quick link functionality that is lacking currently that would be really useful
Tom Lany commented
This would be a huge help for a site I am building where I want to be able to have links to documents open in a new tab!
Donia Strand commented
Yes, please, give us the choice!
I need the setting in the webpart "Quick links" to open the file in the client application instead of in the browser. Can you please customize the webpart "quick link" in that way?
What is the status of this request? I also desperately want the option to open quick links in a new tab. Why can't the option box be presented in this workflow just like it is in the text webpart?
I found a pretty quick way to deal with this, just take the internal URL you are trying to have opened in a new tab and drop it into tinyurl, it will generate an external URL which can then be used for your button and opened in a new tab when clicked.
Tom Burke commented
All the comments here are spot on, and other similar suggestions on UserVoice should be folded into this one.
The QuickLinks web part could benefit from:
* Ability to group links into categories: Put a tree structure of the current links into the Edit panel and allow users to drag and drop links among the categories
* All common protocols enabled: file:///, http(s)://, mailto:, # anchors, relative links, and also the proprietary app protocols like onenote:. Yes, even ftp://--give us the choice and we'll make sure it's safe to navigate to. Stop requiring "http" in front of everything.
* A setting to select how to render the links: As a megamenu, an accordion with collapsible groups, etc. The current formats are OK but Microsoft, you seem bent on taking up as much screen real estate as possible with the page and link styles you offer us. Let us slim things down and collapse areas so our users can navigate better.
* Control over simple colors, underlines, font sizes, styles, etc.
I think that all link/button elements should have the option to open in a new window, especially if they link to external sites/content or PDFs.
Also to open a link on a network server (file://...) is not working anymore.
Why does Microsoft downgrade functionalities that are useful and were available in SharePoint 2007/2010? I really get the impression some Microsoft product owners have no clue for what their products are being used...
The option to create a quicklink url with target_blank would be nice.