Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal

Recognition

  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given

Leaderboard

  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

No option to open external links in a new tab/window

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?

4 answers

I would really love it if someone from Atlassian would help with his. At least make it configurable!

Hi Atlassian,
 

We want all links to open in a new tab, window. Please support for us.
My Confluence 6.0.0-OD-2016.12.2-1113.

Thanks so much,

 

  1. Cannot add basic create issue button in confluence page 
  2. Cannot open links in new tab window
  3. Cannot use Confluence - moving on.

Honestly not sure why you guys launched this tool, it's not ready for prime time. 

 

I can do all of those things, so I'm not sure where you are stuck.

  1.  Ok, you can't do it as a button on Cloud.  I think.  As mostly a "server" user, I can do it with a simple user macro, but those aren't available to Cloud.  But, highlighting lines and using "create JIRA issues from this selection" works on Cloud and Server, so it's not that far away
  2. Have you tried right-click-T ?
  3. Mmm, you'll probably struggle with other software as well then

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.


Now the latest update has taken away the Browser right-click in favor of a custom right-click that doesn't have "open in new tab". this is incredibly annoying and adds a couple extra clicks to do this! Please add "open in new tab" to the custom right-click menu

Ok, I'd raise that as a bug with Atlassian support as it sounds like they've decided to implement their own (broken) right-click menus.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Posted in Confluence Cloud

Please tell us how you use Confluence space settings

👋 Hi there, a few of us at Atlassian would love to learn about how you use "space settings" functionality in Confluence. A facelift to the space settings is long overdue and we want to start with im...

181 views 6 6
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you