Quick Links Web Part opens external links in a new tab regardless checkbox in a link setting

Natallia Kalasouskaya 0 Reputation points
2024-05-23T07:26:04.4633333+00:00

Microsoft recently introduced new setting for Quick Links web part - Open link in a new tab. It works perfectly for internal links but for external links it always opens in a new tab regardlsess whether checkbox is checked or not. Is it expected behavior? Cause from my understanding this checkbox should work the same for external and internal links.

I have created new developer tenant and new SharePoint site to test it from the scratch. And behavior is how I described.

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  1. AllenXu-MSFT 17,421 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-05-23T09:24:03.57+00:00

    Hi @Natallia Kalasouskaya,

    The behavior you are experiencing with the Quick Links web part is expected. According to this article: Think about link target interactions, by default, links to external sites or documents will always open in a new tab. This means that the "Open link in a new tab" checkbox in the Quick Links web part will always open external links in a new tab, regardless of whether the checkbox is checked or not.


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