How can I make external links from Confluence open in a new tab?

I can't seem to get any help from any of the articles on here. Could anyone help, please?

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jul 30, 2014

In the custom html seciotn of Confluence Admin add this to the after body section.

<script type="text/javascript">
AJS.toInit(function () {
  AJS.$("a[href^='http']").not("[href*='" + + "']").attr('target','_blank');

Worked like a charm! Thank you so much, Davin. Much appreciated.

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