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This is a great extension!!! It just turned what was probably two days worth of work for me into a couple of hours linking 485 PDFs.

We've built over 150 Joomla sites and this is something we will definitely be using again!

However, I need to know if there's a way to make the pdfs shown in the table view open in a new window instead of in the current window. I haven't been able to find anything that makes that an option.



Posted 8 years ago by Johan Janssens Staff

Hello Ellen,

Thanks for the feedback. Our preferred approach would indeed be that if you need this feature you add it by customizing FILEman. You can do so by creating a template override. We do not recommend you change the core code.

Template override documentation can be found on our developer site at

If you need more help on thos you can consider upgrading to a Business Subscription which gives you access to our developer forums, where our team is most happy to assist you.

I have also collected some use full links for you that might be helpful to explain to your customer why his request is not such a good idea and goes against best practices on the web :


The WCAG are the web consortium accessibility guidelins and acts as a ruleset of best practices for web developers.

In the WCAG states : "In general, it is better not to open new windows and tabs since they can be disorienting for people, especially people who have difficulty perceiving visual content"

A list of exceptions is noted in the article too. Those do not include opening links to files in a new tab.

2. Other resources

Does that help you ?

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Ellen Didier

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