Currently links provided in questions or answers open in the same window. Can we tweak this a little so that the links opens up in a separate tab?

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    Something like this isn't within our purview, it's best to post this in meta.stackexchange.com. But yeah, I agree that it would be a useful feature. Commented May 7, 2016 at 4:08

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It is better to post such questions (that affects whole the SE network) on Meta Stack Exchange. Visit similar question : Make links posted by users open in a new window which has .

The solution is : Just hold Ctrl or Shift while clicking on link or simply (mouse) middle clicking would work also.

  • Saw Keshav's note as well. Expecting users to work for a certain user experience is not a good idea but what can one do....
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    Commented May 7, 2016 at 12:01
  • For a Mac, just Cmd+Click works :) Commented May 7, 2016 at 13:51
  • Someone on that thread makes an interesting point: meta.stackexchange.com/a/2278/236254 It's very difficult to make a link that's designed to open in another tab open in the same tab (something I hate), whereas it's relatively easy to make a link designed to open in the same tab open in a new tab. Commented May 8, 2016 at 18:15

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