I have a custom view that lists a specific content type. I have fields output for each node and have set them to "Link to: Content".

Simply, is there a way to now set the target to "_blank"?

If you are "Rewriting Results" you have the option to specify the target attribute, however I am not rewriting the result (this requires a separate declaration of link path).

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this requires a separate declaration of link path

If you are talking about node title it doesn't require a declaration of link path. Just leave this field empty and link will be made with default link path (e.g. node/NID).

For other fields you need to override link path. The easiest way is to add nid field and exclude it from display. Then you can use node/[nid] as link path. In this case you need not use link formatter in field settings.

  • Hey @Xio tried this checking "Rewrite the output of this field" and "Output this field as a link" and defining "target", however it doesn't apply _blank. Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 3:28
  • What version of the Drupal are you using? It isn't required to check "Rewrite the output of this field" checkbox.
    – ya.teck
    Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 4:47
  • Hey @Xio, using 7. Thanks for your help. Am I looking in the wrong place? I've attached a screenshot of the area. Target option only becomes available when I check "Output this field as a link" under rewrite results. Seems odd that I need to rewrite results when the field is already linked to Content. It also says "If checked, this field will be made into a link. The destination must be given below." Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 10:41
  • I was thinking you are asking about node title. For other fields "Link path" is really required. I've updated the answer.
    – ya.teck
    Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 11:23
  • Thanks @Xio. Might be worth adding to change dropdown "Link image to:" to "nothing". Else it appeared to interfere with the rewrite link. Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 14:24

I think more comfortable approach is the answer "target=_blank for links in view"

  1. By using Linked Field module (or one other) and the teaser display in View (Show:Content | Teaser)

Using of the Linked Field module example

  1. By using and configuring fields in View module (not any content's display).

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