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I have 3.1.2 running with the Boldy theme.

Site link.

I have a menu that has a number of external links listed in the items.
By default, these items do NOT load in a new tab/window.

There is no option in the Admin --> Appearance --> Menus, to tick a box to say open in new window.

How do I get them to do this?

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In your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance > Menus. Select Screen Options in the top right corner. Enable the property Link Target. Now you can set your link target element in your external link.

Screen Options

Enable Link Target

Set Link Target on link

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awesome, never spotted that screen options before. Lesson learnt! – Simon May 3 '11 at 11:20
Thanks .................................................... :) – user5129 May 5 '11 at 6:24
I had same problem. I used the this new 3.0 feature for Screen Appearance. But its not working for me. I have selected "New Window or Tab" and it still opens in same window. Please advice. – user7362 Jul 26 '11 at 20:31
@Priyanka Is the traget="_blank" set in the given link? Please post some more infos here. – rofflox Jul 27 '11 at 9:11

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