January 10th, 2014AWM: Can I set a link to open in a new tab of the browser?
Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.
Initial Email From: Mark
Initial Email Subject: Specify a link target
Support Case Month: July 2013
Is there a way to specify a link target as a new tab in the existing browser window rather than a new window?
Reply From: Likno Customer Support
Using target="_blank" will tell the browser to use a new tab/window, depending on the user's browser configuration, and also depending on how they click on the link (middle click, ctrl+click, normal click).
So, the answer is you cannot specify to open a link in a new tab.
Note, that I found this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6296013/how-can-i-open-a-link-in-new-tab-and-not-new-window
But it's not recommended as it is not cross-browser.