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File links open in a new window

File links open in a new window

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This change is included in Canvas Release Notes (2021-03-20) - Canvas Community



Clicking a file link opens the file in a new window.

Expected Behavior

Clicking a file link either opens the file inline or else opens a preview.

Steps to Reproduce


  • Add a file to a course
  • In the Rich Content Editor, link the file
  • Save the RCE
  • Click the file link
  • See it views in a new browser tab


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