Open All Hyperlinks at Once using jQuery – the right way

If you have a bunch of hyperlinks on the page and you try opening them by using $(“a”).click(), they won’t open. This is because you need to first define a click event on that element.

Here’s a solution (shared originally by Owen) that works:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title>Open all Hyperlinks at Once</title>
<
script type="text/javascript"
src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.4.2.min.js">
</
script>
<
script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
$("#open").click(function() {
$("a").click();
});

$("a").click(function() {
window.open($(this).attr('href'));
});
});
</script>
</
head>
<
body>
<
a href="http://www.dotnetcurry.com">DotNetCurry</a>
<
a href="http://www.devcurry.com">DevCurry</a>
<
a href="http://www.sqlservercurry.com">SQLServerCurry</a>
<
input id="open" type="button" value="Open All" /><br />
</
body>
</
html>

See a Live Demo

You may also want to look at Convert all Links to Open in a New Page



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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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