Open in New Tab


Is there a way to configure your personal settings to always open new items in a new tab?


  • Javed Hassan
    Javed Hassan ✭✭✭✭

    None I'm aware of. In Chrome, you could always CTRL+Click on most sheets/links to have them open in a new window. If you're wanting a dashboard or link to open in a new window, instead of using the "open smartsheet item" widget action, use the URL instead. This forces a new tab.

    Hope this helps!

  • Knecht5
    Knecht5 ✭✭

    Thanks for the insight.

  • KlyJen
    KlyJen ✭✭

    Just boosting this. I'm new to the community, but -- is there a way to flag something as an enhancement request to the dev team? This particular issue is incredibly frustrating.

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @KlyJen

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  • C. Peter Datz

    Yes, this would be very helpful especially in cases where a report is reviewed and source sheets are opened, and then the user needs to return to the report. Without this they continually have to search for where they were before to open the next sheet to be reviewed.

  • Land606
    Land606 ✭✭

    I am using sheet name hyperlinks in reports and discovered, like other in this forum that CTRL+Click does not open the sheet in a new tab. Painful to have to go back and forth and not be able to open them separately from within the report.

  • Shawn_Durfee

    This is driving my entire team crazy. Can we please get a fix for this? If I'm using this in a Chrome browser, why does the CTRL+Click not work?

    We have hundreds of sheets that are summarized in a report. It is painful when we need to open multiple sheets to go back and forth between report - sheet - back to report dozens of times.

  • JMAllenSmith

    I have been saving the Sheet or Report as a Favorite in my Browser and set it up to open with tabs open every time I open my browser. Still a pain when you want to open a different one, but it's been working for the main pages I want to be able to switch back and forth with. Hope this helps!

  • I couldn't agree more. It would be most helpful to be able to configure to 'always open in new tab'. The amount of time I lose not having a browser tab that defaults to a 'dashboard' of all of my valuable collaborative Smartsheets is a lot. Also - what a missed opportunity to underscore how important using Smartsheets to collab with others truly is - to always have your dashboard open and ready for business is simply smart business - for me and Smartsheet, the company.

  • ValerieSD
    ValerieSD ✭✭✭

    This is exactly what I was looking for!!! Thanks so much!

    Valerie Romero

    Project Manager, Portfolio Integration

    BioMed Realty

  • Bejus

    Hi there!

    I am using the browser Edge and the Ctrl+click doesn't work. Is there any other option instead of the copy of URL for open a new sheet in a new tab?