How can I set to open some particular links in new tab(by default) from Global Navigation bar and Link from Link List app.

  • Please be more clear- you mean Site settings global navigation
    – Shiva
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 11:56
  • I mean links in the global Navigation bar at home page of any page as well as links with in the Link List Web App
    – cjs
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 11:58
  • is it publishing site? in Global Navigation Bar means, link to subsite or pages on top right?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 12:08

4 Answers 4


Write a script to with quoting classnames. get the classname where ever u want to apply this.

Here is the example

$(function () {    
    $(".classname a").each(function (i) {
        $(this).attr('_target', "blank");

Load this script into master page.


This article describes an old trick for making certain links open in a new tab. Just append the url for any link you want to open in a new tab with #openinnewtab, and add the following javascript code (master page would be best):

$(document).ready(function() { $('a[href$="#openinnewtab"]').attr('target', '_blank'); });

The easy OOTB approach is to edit the page, select the Link tab in the ribbon, check the "open in new tab" box next to the URL. Not sure for a links web part, but you can do the same config in a Custom Links web part.

Good luck!


You could specify target='_blank' in the <a> tag. Please refer the this link for details:

  • Your answer provides a correct solution to open links in a new tab, however, you should include for the operator information on how to inject the global navigation bar with your Code.
    – SteffPoint
    Commented Oct 1, 2019 at 14:09

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