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    298 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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    Andrew commented  · 

    So I am going to go against the grain here. While I am with most of you that is frustrating when designing pages, could you add an option to open a quick-link/other webpart links in new tabs?

    I have been requested to design a page where links open in new tabs, and DO NOT want to have to do the entire page as plain text to accomplish this. The new webparts are great, but if they can't do what I want, then this site is going to look like trash...but at least it will do what I want?

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