I have seen when some OP post reference links to their questions, it always go to that page in the current tab which I opened at that moment. That is really annoying when I have to back and forth.

Test here

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    \$\begingroup\$ Has been previously requested on network meta and declined. You can easily open links in new tabs by using the mousewheel or Ctrl \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Commented Jan 2, 2016 at 17:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is not specific to Code Review and should be asked on the main Meta instead of here. It's off-topic for this meta. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Commented Jan 2, 2016 at 17:57

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This has been requested several times, all over the place, and rejected pretty universally. A few examples:

You can find a bunch more pretty easily with something like this in Google Search:

link new tab site:meta.*.stackexchange.com

The only positively voted one I found easily was on TeX.SE's meta, and even there, the first comment disagrees and has many more upvotes than the question.

In short: this won't happen. As for why, you can get some insightful UX research concerning this topic on UX.SE (in addition to the various replies on the meta posts above), for example:

And a few more - check out the "linked" and "related" links on those pages.


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