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I need a HTTP link opening the linked page in a new tab



actually  the HTTP link opens the page in the same tab. I need it in a new tab.


Is there any way  for that ?





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Diego Atlassian Team Feb 01, 2021

Hello there!

Currently, this is listed as a Feature Suggestion in our reports. You can take a look at it here:

Users can use the following to open links in a new tab:

  • CTRL+Left Click (Windows) or CMD+Left Click (macOS)
  • Right click > Open in a new tab

This need has been shared in our Community a few years back, you can check it here:

Let us hear from you!

This would be a great enhancement!

I agree with the suggestion. It's a fundamental User Experience principle to keep the user "knowing" where they are. Using the back button on the browser isn't that great. It's also awkward to tell our users to use CTRL+Left Click, etc.  This would be a much needed enhancement. 

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Yes, it is a simple yet powerful feature! Will help the community a lot. 

I changed the anchor tag, in the "edit HTML" to include the target="_blank" attribute inside the anchor tag.  I saved the changes and it TOOK MY EDITS OUT!

That's frustrating.

same here, that is actually nuts.. Would love to hear their logic for this.

I sold Confluence Cloud to my Operations team and now I'm finding out it's a cut down version of the original self-hosted Confluence I grew up to love.

Colour me a conspiracy theorist but this seems like these restrictions are to pave the way their marketplace for custom "apps", veiled under the guise of security.


EDIT: inb4 DC licenses are still available etc., we're a small to medium enterprise (way less than 500 users) and can't stomach the five digit price tag as a starting point.

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