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    350 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » 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…

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    Interfacer commented  · 

    I'm starting work on a Knowledgebase (KB) Site Template for replication in other company department sites. The KB page template (Modern, Wiki-like) uses a Site Pages (Document Library) Web Part to display Table of Content (TOC) at right of each KB page. As users explore using the TOC links, new tabs open to fill the browser (Not Good). Perhaps the Library Web Part, at least, or its source Library View can have easy option to open links in same tab or not.

    Hmmmm...maybe this already exists...Custom Site Column with link in same tab, added to Library, added to View, used in Web Part...I'll explore...

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