Open external links in new tab or window


every time I click on a link in confluence or a link in a jira comment that is aiming to an external website it opens the link in the same tab as jira studio. Is there a possibility to general open external links in a new tab?

Haven't found it so far.



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There is a full example of what Dieter is talking about here:

It can be done just by stuffing that stuff in the custom html, as well as a speakeasy extension, or using {html} macros, if that is enabled on the hosted confluence.

Stuffing what stuff?

The link is dead...

I believe there is no way to achieve this in JIRA, however, the workaround in the first comment in this improvement request might work -

As for Confluence, adding a custom JavaScript code (as suggested by Jamie) is an option, but such modification is not allowed in OnDemand instances.

The least that you can do (as an end user) is to use CTRL+CLICK, which is a command understood by most modern browsers, to open the link in a new tab.

Like everything else in JIRA, there is no easy way of doing it. :|

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Dieter Community Champion Nov 02, 2011

This could be implemented using a SpeakEasy extension which scans the page for <a> tags and inserts the attribute target="_blank"

So it can be done but i cannot provide code here

SpeakEasy is not being supported anymore. So, I'm not sure what other options we have at this point. 

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I use this chrome plugin to force jira to open external links in a new tab.

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