[confluence] how can an end-user add a link to a wiki page and make it open on a new tab/window?

i know admins have the ability to configure confluence to make "external" links open on a new tab/window.

BUT what i want is to allow the end-user to choose, at the moment of posting a link to a wiki page, if it should open on a new tab or not - very much like a normal html "target" option would do.

if you look at google docs, they already give the option, and they offer a free service... hope atlassian is listening and makes this happen

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Davin Studer Community Champion Feb 20, 2014

Unfortunately, not possible currently.

well, that sucks, and (to me) shows how little the team building #confluence interacts with other apps, sites and people... such a basic functionality is supported even by google docs, which, i remind the #atlassian team, is free

I agree this seems like basic link functionality.

A good use-case for this is when there is a long list of links to relevant spec docs or externally hosted prototypes (e.g. Axure prototypes in my case). It is kind of a pain, from an end-user standpoint, to go back and forth between the spec doc and referencing list page. This is especially true in my case since I often link to a prototype that itself links to different page states (a user would then have to click the browser back button multiple times to get back to the list).

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