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If target="_blank", the linked document will open in a new tab or (on older browsers) a new window. The most common reason to use `target=”_blank” is so that offsite links open in a separate tab. jQuery( { return aracer.mobime!= window. href="newsletter_pdf" target="_blank">Read more. Target _blank will force the browser to open it in a new window. I have a simple html document with links documents all set to _blank but only one opens in a new window. The others open as _self.

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href="/images/" download> The download attribute specifies that the target will be downloaded when a user clicks on the hyperlink. detect the correct file extension and add it to the file .img,.pdf,.txt,.html, etc.). You can use the HTML download attribute to specify that the target will be detect the correct file extension and add it to the file .img,.pdf,.txt,.html, etc.). href="/s/" target="_blank">First chapter of my new book! Once you have the URL you can create an 'external' link to that URL.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. I am probably missing something simple here, however i will ask anyway. I have made a link to open up a PDF file, however it opens up in the current tab rather than a new one. There is no way to force a user's browser to open a PDF file in a new tab. If the user has chosen to "Save File" in their browsers settings when encountering a PDF, there is no way you can override it.

Important When identifying the link file type, this additional content should be presented inside the link, rather than just after it, so that the information is presented with the link if a screen reader users navigates by links or reads a link list.

Some people would like to ban them entirely. Others concede that they can be appropriate at times, but nearly everyone agrees that users ought to be alerted when the link does not open in the current window or frame.

The accessibility issue is that some users can get confused with the new windows or tabs. Newer screen readers alert the user when a link opens a new window, though only after the user clicks on the link.

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Older screen readers do not alert the user at all. ChuckLeButt Where did I state that this is guaranteed to open the page in a new window? That's simply not true. You cannot force a browser to open a PDF. See my answer below. There is no way to force a browser to open a PDF in a new window.

As everyone else has pointed out, this can work: Ask for action Open it in Adobe Acrobat Simply download the file directly to their computer Take a look at Firefox's settings, for example: Chrome has a similar setting: ParthibanRajendran No. You cannot detect the user's settings, but even if there was, you could still not override their settings.

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We want our users to feel good about us. And hopefully, your calm and educated approach will help your client feel good about you. A Bad Reason: It's on an infinite-scroll page Infinite scrolling is tricky.


It can be good UX in one sense because it can deliver content without interruption. It can be bad UX if not handled well. Coming "back" to an infinite scroll page should take you to where you left off in most cases.

Handling that tricky problem is your job. Just forcing links to open in new tabs so that problem never comes up is avoiding your job. A Good Reason: There is user-initiated media playing For instance: music, video, a podcast The user started it.


Moving pages would stop it. At that point, either have links open in new tabs or ask them if they are sure they want to leave the page.

At that point, you are trying to do right by them and have them not leave their place. We've covered this idea before here. If the media is playing, handle links in a special way.

Create a URL to open a PDF file at a specific page

When the media isn't playing, links are in their normal state. Although as I say that, I check YouTube, and they don't bug you about it2 when changing videos.

A Good Reason: The user is working on something on the page, that might be lost if the current page changed. Perhaps a user is writing something. Or arranging something. Doing any kind of work.

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