Open a URL in a new tab and not a new window

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I was trying to open a URL in a new tab, as opposed to a popup window. I have also seen some related questions where the responses would look something like:

window.open(url,'_blank'); 
window.open(url);

But none of them worked for me, the browser still tried to open a popup window.

Feb 23, 2022 in Java-Script by Soham
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1 answer to this question.

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Nothing an author can do can choose to open in a new tab instead of a new window as it is a user preference. Please keep in mind that the default user preference in most browsers is for new tabs, so a trivial test on a browser where that preference hasn't been changed will not demonstrate this. CSS3 proposed target-new, but the specification was abandoned. The reverse is not true as by specifying certain window features for the window in the third argument of window.open(), you can trigger a new window when the preference is for tabs.
answered Feb 23, 2022 by Aditya
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