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How to control how links open RRS feed

  • Question

  • On SharePoint online all our links open in a new tab by default. In some cases we do not want that. We have one case where we have a link to a document setup under a document library and we want that to open in the same tab. But I do not see a setting anywhere to control how it opens. In old sharepoint it always opened in the same tab so it was not an issue.

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi J-Bal,

    According to the Microsoft product team’s reply under this UserVoice, 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.

    Regarding your concern, I suggest you create a new post or vote for an existing one and let the team know your requirement.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:08 AM
  • Hi J-Bal,

    Is there any progress on this issue?

    Please feel free to reply.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:24 AM
  • Hi J-Bal,

    If you feel a reply works for you, please kindly mark it as answer.

    It will be beneficial to other community members reading this thread.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    SharePoint Server 2019 has been released, you can click here to download it.
    Click here to learn new features. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about SharePoint Server 2019.

    Friday, June 19, 2020 7:48 AM