Open links in workspace description into a new tab

Post author
Matt Bookman

When a workspace description includes a hyperlink, clicking on the link opens the new URL in the same tab instead of a new tab. As such links are often reference or help links, the user needs to know to "right click" and select "Open Link in New Tab". It would be great if the default behavior preserved your context in Terra.



  • Comment author
    Michael Crusoe

    I can confirm this is still an issue.

  • Comment author
    Shoaib Rakhangi

    Hey Michael,

    Thank you for bringing Matt's request up and letting us know about your interest in this feature! We've forwarded this feedback to the appropriate team and would be happy to give you a follow-up if this feature gets implemented.

    Kind regards,

  • Comment author
    John Bates
    • Edited

    Hi, all.

    I've found a workaround for this.  As of 2022-09-06, you can directly embed anchor tags in the workspace description markdown.  This allows you to open links in new tabs, among other things.  You could even inline a unicode character indicating that a link opens in a new tab, for example:

    <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Google &#8599;</a>

    Renders as:

    Google ↗

    We'll probably want to standardize on the unicode char we use to indicate that a link opens in a new tab, but this works as a proof of concept.



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