External links should be opened in a new Tab.
Navigating through Gitlab is bad when visiting external links.
Why? All external links should be opened in a new tab. Right now all places(issues, homepage, MR) that i can see open different domain links in the same page causing the "back button fatigue".
Opening external links in the same browser tab causes:
- Bad navigation
- Slow workflow
- Bad user engagement
- Bad metrics. Apps like G analytics, Pendo, Mixpanel etc thinks the user wants to leave your website when this is not true.
This is a really simple change that can bring big benefits.