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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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    Damien commented  · 

    Please fix! It is annoying having links from the same enviroment (SharePoint Tenant) randomly open in new windows. Link to document library open in new window. Link to list open in new window. Any link in the Quick Links Web Part Open in new window. At the least provide an option to choose to "Open in New Window" we do this all the time when using the classic model and display templates. Default open in same window, unless specific otherwise. Let the user decide the standards they need. Do not force a standard especially when it is random.

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