Open link in new window

I have searched around and the answers I've read are that you can't open URLs in a new window?

This should be default. If I'm working in a project and the description has a URL to clarify the issue, I always want that link to open in a new tab. I don't understand why JIRA being as old as it is has chosen to continue to open links in the same window. 

At the very least there should be a setting that let's us choose. Whatever code is converting a URL into a link should be configured to add "_blank" to the link. We do it in our software.

JIRA is about managing the project, so why would I ever want to lose my project window in favor of a link?

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Hello Anthony!

Actually, we have a Suggestion regarding this in I would recommend to you to cast a vote and add yourself as a watcher to be aware of any updates.

Unfortunately, today, this suggestion is not on the JIRA development roadmap


Hello ,

It is possible, we have  to add the Jquery to announcement banner

i added the following query

and am able to get the external weblink  in a new window.

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
jQuery(".link-title").attr("target", "_blank");




Please don't do that - your users will despise you for opening a window on every click

The request for a new tab/window on *some* clicks is perfectly reasonable.  Having a new tab on everything, as this code does, is a disaster for users.

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