Force Publish links to open in same window

edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet
10/23/19 Edited 12/09/19

Hi there,

Hopefully a quick one: 

Is there a way I can force publish linked to open in the same window, rather than opening a new tab every time?

We have built a network of dashboards + portals that we share externally via a publish link, but as you navigate between them you end up opening 100s of tabs because of the way the publish links work. Is there a setting I can change? Is there an extension to the URL I can add to prevent this?

Thanks for any advice you can give!


  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭

    The way to make it open in a new window, is to create the link as a URL instead of linking via smartsheet. Grab the published URL and link it in instead as a URL and they will open in a new window. 

  • BarneeLBarneeL
    edited 10/23/19

    Hi Mike,


    Thanks for your response. I am actually looking to do the opposite of that.

    Do you know of a way to do that?

  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. I need to slow down. blush  I don't believe there is an option to do that if you're pointing to a view-only public link. If you use the smartsheet link to link to the sheet or dashboard or report it will open in the same window, but that link will be editable if the person is shared on it and unviewable if they're not. I recommend submitting a product enhancement request

  • Ramsay ZakiRamsay Zaki ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have this same problem. :-(

  • Ivonne MejiaIvonne Mejia ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm actually searching for the same option. I'm creating dashboards for every single department and all are referenced form a roll up dashboard via their public link. It is unproductive to have so many windows opening every time we click on a different dashboard.

    Is there any workaround yet?

  • I have the same problem!!!

  • Brad DyckBrad Dyck ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same problem here.

  • Has anyone developed a work-around for this? Same issue here.

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