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  1. Quick Links - New tab

    Add an option to open Quick links in a new tab

    112 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Open links in new tabs

    allow users to open links in new tabs

    438 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Open Links In New Tab/Window

    Throughout the Communication Site experience there is missed opportunity to allow content owners to open links in new tabs/windows. The navigation, hero image, quicklinks, etc. Several of these areas might be referencing external sites or other areas of Office 365 that should be opened in new window so folks do not lose their place.

    43 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Stop opening links in new tab in modern pages

    Please stop opening links in a new tab by default in modern pages.

    It is against standard web behaviour (https://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/G200), and is confusing to users when they end up with 10+ tabs open when navigating even the simplest site.

    Make it optional by all means, it makes sense in a number of cases, just please not by default.

    1,768 votes
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    299 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In modern pages, we open links within SharePoint in the same tab by default, and external links in a new tab. In the text web part, users can specify to open links in a new tab, but that isn’t the default behavior. Similarly, for navigation links, they follow the same rule (within SharePoint, same tab, external to SharePoint in a new tab). This is true of the modern web parts that support linking as well (hero, quick links, images, etc.) This is the pattern we’ve adopted for consistency.

    After reviewing other areas of modern sites, like the site pages library, document libraries, lists, site contents, etc. we did find some different opening behaviors which we’ll review and resolve.

    Can you help us understand if this pattern isn’t meeting your expectation, if we have some inconsistencies within modern pages we’ve missed, or if it’s the other areas of modern sites where…

  5. Quick links in new tab

    It would be nice if I could choose to open items in the quick links sections in a new tab.

    42 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Hero Web Part - Please Allow right click to open link in new tab

    Please add the ability to either choose a setting to open links in new tabs, or allow users themselves to right click themselves to open hero web part links in new tabs.

    The current Hero Web Part does not allow me to right click on it to open the link in a new tab. Based on feedback from users, this is something that many would like the ability to do and it is frustrating them that doing this at present opens the image that is displayed in the hero web part.

    Please note, that the common suggestion to…

    26 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Anchor Links or Collapsing Sections

    It would be helpful to have sections that collapse, tabs, or anchor links for pages that contain lots of information. Word allows you to create bookmarks, and OneNote allows you to create tabs to easily navigate lots of information on a given topic. It would be great if you had the same flexibility with a page in SharePoint

    949 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Ability to open Quick Links items in new tab

    I'd like the ability to specify whether items using the Quick Links app open in a new tab or not.

    204 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow open link in new tab on Image web part hyperlinks

    On the Image web part, please allow the ability to open hyperlinks in a new tab or window. Currently you can specify a hyperlink but can't control how it opens.

    59 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Link open in current page/tab

    Make hyperlinks in Sharepoint open in the same tab, instead of every click opens in another page. At least make it an option somewhere for people who like everything open in a new tab.

    26 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    179 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. More options for opening a link from a hero webpart or quick links webpart

    Update the Hero web part to allow us to select when we click a link to open in new tab, current browser window, modal dialog or slide out from right or left of page (like the new list forms do).

    111 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Open link in a new tab default setting

    Open link in a new tab should be a default setting.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Improve SharePoint Document Metadata Entry

    Changes which were implemented by Microsoft in Office 2016 and SharePoint Online, as well as list view thresholds make entering SharePoint metadata on documents prohibitive.

    Office 2016 Desktop Applications:

    One significant change in Office 2016 was the removal of the document information panel (DIP). When the DIP displayed in Office applications (pre-2016), it was obvious even to the most casual SharePoint users that there were document properties which should be assigned values, as well as how to enter these values. By contrast, with the DIP removed in 2016:


    1. It is not obvious to the casual user that there are document…

    208 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Modern Team Sites and Communications Sites in SP Online - Would like option to use Managed or Structural Navigation

    We have an existing portal with managed navigation. Team members would like to use the Modern Team Sites and the new Communication Sites, however these come with their own navigation that can be edited directly on the page.

    We are hoping to be able to able to add Managed Navigation and\or Structural Navigation to these type of sites. If publishing could be enabled successfully (at this time it cannot) we would have access to the classic navigation menu.

    169 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Navigation and new tab

    We should have the possibility to choose easily if an link in the lefthand menu or the hub's menu should open in a new tab or not. There 's no option about this nor in the modern settings neither in the hub settings.

    42 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Please make the page link of Quick Launch can be opened in another tab.

    *English follows Japanese

    サイドリンクバーにあるページリンクを別タブで開けるように設定したい

    サイドリンクバーにあるページリンクを別タブで開けるように設定したい

    Please make the page link of Quick Launch can be opened in another tab.
    Please make the page link of Quick Launch can be opened in another tab.

    23 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow us to open SharePoint Online site links with different browser when the link is in the quick link web parts

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    クイック リンク Web パーツに SharePoint Online サイトのリンクを追加するとブラウザーの同一タブで画面が遷移される
    Allow us to open SharePoint Online site links with different browser when the link is in the quick link web parts


    ■Description(内容):
    クイック リンク Web パーツに SharePoint Online サイトのリンクを追加すると、ブラウザーの同一タブで画面が遷移され、新しいタブでリンク先に遷移することができない。
    外部サイトのリンクの場合は、ブラウザーの別のタブで画面遷移することが可能なため、SharePoint Online サイトの場合も同様に別のタブで画面遷移ができる機能の実装を要望します。

    When we click the link of SharePoint Online sites which are inserted in quick link webparts, we can not open the link with different browser, they open with new tab in the same browser.

    If the link is outside of SharePoint Online, we are able to open it with different browser, so please let us to open…

    28 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. anchors in communication sites

    We are using your communication sites, and it would be nice if we could use anchors to allow users to navigate to areas on a page faster

    30 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Correct the behavior of Side Link bar which is set in Navigation in the Modern UI

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    ナビゲーションで設定したサイド リンク バーのモダン UI での動作について

    Correct the behavior of Side Link bar which is set in Navigation in the Modern UI


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Server 発行インフラストラクチャ機能を有効化したモダン UI のサイト ページにおいて、
    [ナビゲーション] - [構造ナビゲーション] - [現在のナビゲーション] から [リンクの追加] 画面内にある [新しいウィンドウでリンクを開く] のチェックボックスをオンにした場合、外部ページへのリンクは別タブで開かれるが、SharePoint Online サイトへのリンクは別タブで開かれず、同タブ内で画面遷移する動作となる。
    SharePoint Online サイトへのリンクでも、[新しいウィンドウでリンクを開く] のチェックボックスをオンにした場合、別タブで開かれるように改善を希望します。

    At “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” enabled Modern UI site page, go to [Navigation]> [Structural Navigation]>[ Current Navigation]>[ Add Link], select the check box of [ Open Link In New Window]. Then a link to external page can be opened in another tab, but the link to SharePoint Online site will be opened…

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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