SharePoint is smart enough to recognize links when typed or pasted into a wiki page as it hyperlinks it automatically. Similarly, when inserting links a dialog appears with text to display and the address.
The problem is every link (except wiki links) opens in the same window/tab. There is an option under the Link Tools > Format ribbon (it's contextual when the cursor is within a hyperlink) when you may check Open in a new tab in the Behavior group.
Is there a way to have that checked by default when adding non-wiki links to a page?
target=_blank attribute (see Link/Hyperlink to be Open in New tab?). I am looking for an OOTB solution if possible.