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This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Links
My Confluence version: 6.0.0
Why is there no support for allowing external links to open in a new tab or window in Confluence Cloud?
This seems like such a basic request and I've tried suggestions in a few articles but they all seem to be geared towards the server-based versions of Confluence.
Am I missing something?
I can do all of those things, so I'm not sure where you are stuck.
It's not offered in Cloud functionality yet. Cloud is in many ways beta while we wait for the third party folks to update their add-ons. It's not doable, not a lack of understanding on my part, wish it was.
That and the inability to open links in a new window are the most annoying, but not only annoying issues in Confluence Cloud.
Sorry, what isn't "offered in Cloud"? Again, no, there's no "button to create", I know that, but Cloud had "highlight and create" before Server Confluence did and you've always been able to use right-click-T as well.
I want to add the JIRA create button to a Confluence screen so that non-technical team members can easily add new tickets to JIRA. I don't want right click T as that assume that the features exist.
Really, really basic. I can copy a link for a filtered JIRA list into confluence, but there is not way to add the Create New Issue Button or to create a custom link that opens a new ticket in a specific JIRA project.
Right-click-T is for "open in new tab/window", pretty standard in browsers. Remember that there's a very good reason that you don't do it by default for most links - it should be used very rarely, or your users will rapidly come to hate the system.
You can embed any link you want in a Confluence page, including ones with a target="_blank" which will pull up a new tab, and you can pre-populate JIRA issues with some simple tricks. What you can't do is wrap it into a simple user macro on Cloud (you don't have access to those on Cloud, only server). I'd also recommend taking a look at the JIRA macros in Confluence, as well as the JIRA issue collector functions, they might help you with this as well.