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  1. Confluence Cloud
  2. CONFCLOUD-11194

Open links in new window


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        NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Cloud. Using Confluence Server? [See the corresponding suggestion|http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-11194].

      Confluence needs to support opening a link in a new window.

      Although I admit that it probably shouldn't use target as that's deprecated, it should still do it (article on standards compliant way: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/standards-compliant-world).

      Wordpress does it and I use it all the time. Within a week of us rolling out Confluence at my company, people have started asking for it.

      I am aware of the CONF-1210CONF-7045, and CONF-6947 marked "Will not fix," but this is a simple feature found in competing products which users find useful and I wanted to open it again and get votes behind it.

      The {link-to} macro doesn't do this for external links so it doesn't satisfy this requirement.

      Atlassian Status as of September 19, 2016

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for your ongoing feedback on this issue. On behalf of the Confluence team I would like to apologize for the changing status of this request. After many hours of discussion with design and product management, and after some engineering prototyping and testing, we have decided to close this issue as we do not plan to release this feature.

      We aim to make our users' experience as friction-free as possible, and although being able to control the ways of opening links would be useful to many of you, it could easily lead to an inconsistent experience for users.

      If your use of Confluence is in fact enhanced by opening particular links in a new window/tab then please consider using one of the existing solutions from our Marketplace (unfortunately they're not available for Cloud instances):


      Adam Barnes
      Confluence Product Manager

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