Opening Links in New Tabs/Windows

NOTE: By default, all external links added to your course content will open in a new window.

Adding `target=“_blank”` to links to force them to open in new tabs or windows is currently disabled because of a security concern that hasn’t been patched in all the browsers yet, so we're giving it a little bit more time before we reactivate it. In the meantime, students can open links in new tabs and windows by using their browser's/operating system's default features.

You can control where a link opens by holding certain keys on your keyboard and then clicking the link. For example:

On Mac: 
  • ALT + Click = Open link in new tab in background
  • ALT + SHIFT + Click = Open link in new tab and switch to it
On Windows use Control key instead:
  • CTRL + Click = Open link in new tab in background
  • CTRL + SHIFT + Click = Open link in new tab and switch to it

You can also right click a link and select "Open in New Tab" or "Open in New Window".

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