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Open page in new tab, not working Answered

When I am writing or editing an instructables I usually put in some links, when entering the link I get a option to "Open page in new tab", The only issue is that when I enable and save that option the link opens in the same page and then the box is unticked when editing it again.

I have included a short video about this Here https://youtu.be/OHCSXtDeIkk

MacBook Air (Mid 2013)
MacOS 10.12.3 (Beta 16D17a)
1.3GHz i5 2 cores with hypertreading
4GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 5000

Safari 10.0.3 (12602.4.3)



2 years ago

Hi David,

Sorry for the long delay in responding. See my response to lilafinch regarding this issue. Thanks!


2 years ago

I'm having the same issue with getting tabs to open. I select that the link should open a new tab, save it, the selections are still there, I then go try to use it and it unsaves it and deselects my selection - reverting to opening the site in the same tab. Can someone please fix the bug!?


Reply 2 years ago

Hi there,

After a little poking around, I found out that that little checkbox isn't actually supposed to be there. It's a non-functional remnant that should be removed in a future site update, so it doesn't continue to confuse authors.

How links open is intended to remain in the hands of readers. It's simple enough: to open links in a new tab on windows systems it's Ctrl+click, while on macs it's Cmd+click. Hope that helps!

Sam (seamster)

Community Manager