Open PDF in new window/tab

Hi All,

I know this has been asked before but I haven't had any success with the exsiting answers.

I am trying to make links to attachments (mainly pdf's) open in a new browser tab/window.
I successfully did this for external links using the custon html instructions here.

I would like to modify the code below to be only for attachments not all wiki content.

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    jQuery(".wiki-content a").attr("target", "_blank");

Any ideas?



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Hey, so I tried the above script (and also the Bitvoodoo External Link plugin) and it didn't work. 

The script was running fine and "target""_blank" was being applied to the links but it still wasn't working. 

I contacted atlassian support and received this response:


So it looks like this was a change made in 5.2 because of the possibility of XSS that resulted in a bunch of different file types now defaulting to opening a save dialog. The good news is that this is configurable, if you're happy taking on the risk presented by XSS. To allow PDFs to open in the browser automatically:

1. Click on cog at the Confluence header and choose "Confluence Admin"
2. Under "Users & Security" choose "Security Configuration".
3. Click any of the "Edit" buttons on the page and find the "Attachment Download Security Policy" section.
4. Select the "Insecure: Display all attachments inline" option and click "Save".

For more information, please see CONF-29277.


It is working fine now!




I believe that you can distinguish the attachments links from the other links by the URL. The attachments will be the ones with the URLs that begin with “/confluence/download/attachments/”. If that’s the case, you could use

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    jQuery(".wiki-content a[href^='\\/confluence\\/download\\/attachments\\/']").attr("target", "_blank");

If I’ve gotten the URLs wrong you can change the jQuery selector appropriately.

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