In Splunk 7.2.x opening an external link in a new tab from the app navigation bar works. Example
data/ui/nav/default.xml file including a link to the Splunk Developer Portal:
<nav search_view="search"> <view name="search" default='true' /> <view name="datasets" /> <view name="reports" /> <view name="alerts" /> <view name="dashboards" /> <a href="http://dev.splunk.com/" target="_blank">Splunk Developer Portal</a> </nav>
Tested with Chrome 71.0.3578.98, Firefox 64.0.2, Safari 12.0.2 on macOS 10.14.2.
Just fyi, if you're experiencing the same issue covered in a question, be sure to click the "ME TOO" button just below the question title on the left side. This will show multiple people are experiencing this and help improve the visibility of the post. This is a fairly new feature that I've noticed a lot of users haven't been taking advantage of, so I'm letting folks know when the opportunity strikes 🙂 Cheers
I'm also looking to see if this is possible. I tried setting a target
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.splunk.com">Splunk.com</a> but the link still loads within the current browser viewport.