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How do I create a link that opens a new tab?

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I want to have a link that opens to a new tab so that students can easily continue with their sequence.

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Hi there, tisander@cabrillo.edu...

This is an easy one...  in your course, edit the content page that contains your link.  Highlight the link, and press the keyboard combination Ctrl+K.  A small "Insert link" window will open.  The URL should already be filled in for you (but i not, you can do that here).  The "Text to display" is what appears on the page for students to click on.  The "Title" is the hover text people would see when they hover their mouse over the link.  The "Target" drop-down is how you can control what happens when the link is clicked on.  Choose "New window"...which will cause the link to open in a new tab.

I hope this helps, Bettina.  Please let Community members know if you have any other questions about this.  Take care...stay safe...be well.

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Hi there, tisander@cabrillo.edu...

This is an easy one...  in your course, edit the content page that contains your link.  Highlight the link, and press the keyboard combination Ctrl+K.  A small "Insert link" window will open.  The URL should already be filled in for you (but i not, you can do that here).  The "Text to display" is what appears on the page for students to click on.  The "Title" is the hover text people would see when they hover their mouse over the link.  The "Target" drop-down is how you can control what happens when the link is clicked on.  Choose "New window"...which will cause the link to open in a new tab.

I hope this helps, Bettina.  Please let Community members know if you have any other questions about this.  Take care...stay safe...be well.

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Right now Ctrl + K no longer works. I have links already set and when I press Ctrl + K it wants me to re-enter the Text and Link and there is no option for target.

So I have discovered they changed the default to always open in a new tab. You can no longer choose to open in a new window or the same tab. At least for external links. It just knows you want to open in a new tab.

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