Take the 2-minute tour ×
SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am using SharePiont Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I have a list on a page, and one column in the list is URL type. Currently, when I click the link, the URL pointed destination page will be opened in current browser windows. How to make the page pointed by the URL open in a new browser window?

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

There is nothing that is out of the box that will do this. Your best bet is to used SP Designer and convert the list view webpart into a data view webpart. Then you can edit the xsl and set the target = _blank. At my work we developed a Advanced Links List webpart which adds a target column to the list automatically and handles instances such as this as well as being able to display a links list as a treeview, menu or other type of control.

share|improve this answer
    
"convert the list view webpart into a data view webpart" -- can you show me how please? –  George2 Nov 25 '09 at 17:29
    
Edit the page in SP Designer, right click on the list view webpart and click "Convert to XSLT Data View". –  Steve Lineberry Nov 25 '09 at 22:49
add comment

This question is an "oldie but goldie" :-)

Andrew Connell has a more generic way of solving this using an "open in new window" field: http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/articles/SharepointLinksListOpenInNewWindow.aspx

share|improve this answer
    
I read through this solution, but find it is a little bit complex. Any easier solutions? –  George2 Nov 25 '09 at 17:27
    
yeah its called google :-) No seriously, if you google this you should find a lot of suggestions. Also in the article i linked, theres a couple of references. –  Anders Rask Nov 26 '09 at 13:19
add comment

I would treat this as a training issue. For a long time I've managed to segment my link clicking between open, open in new tab, open in new window.

share|improve this answer
    
"managed to segment my link clicking between open, open in new tab, open in new window." -- more details description about how to implement this? –  George2 Nov 25 '09 at 17:25
    
Click a link - goes to the link in the same browser window Right click, select Open Link in new window - Opens the link in a new window. Right click, select Open Link in new tab - Opens the link in a new tab. While it would be great if SharePoint had the extra granularity and configurability to handle this sort of thing everywhere I would be worried that it would bloat the code base and honestly it is hard to know what every user is going to want to do with it anyway. –  Mike Oryszak Nov 25 '09 at 18:00
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.