Acccording to the Sitecore documentaion there should be a Open in Overlay check box in the Hyperlink manager. I am running Sitecore 9.1 with SXA 1.8 and I dont see this option (screenshot attached).

Does anyone know why this option is not showing in the RTE? The site is running with the Overlays option enabled. Is there any other documentation avilable supporting Overlays? I didn't find much yet.

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You need to enable Overlays module on your site.

To add modules to a specific site:

In the Content Editor, right-click the tenant or site, click Scripts and click Add tenant module/Add site module.

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In the Add module to site/tenant dialog, the missing modules are listed. Select the modules that you want to add, in your case "Overlays" and click Ok.

  • Thanks Peter, but the Overlays module is already enabled. I even created a new site which has Overlays enabled and it's the same issue there. – Deepak Sandhu Mar 25 '19 at 9:11

Harsh Baid's solution https://www.harshbaid.in/2019/07/17/sitecore-sxa-open-in-overlay-checkbox-missing/ will fix this issue.

  1. Open the \<Website Root>\sitecore\shell\Controls\Rich Text Editor\EditorPage.aspx file

  2. Add the following attribute

    ExternalDialogsPath="~/sitecore/shell/controls/rich text editor/Dialogs/"

    to the <telerik:radeditor ID="Editor" ... node (inside EditorPage.aspx file).

  3. Clear browser cache

Sitecore Support reference for this fix is # 22850

  • This answer should be accepted. This is a valid workaround for this problem. – Alan Płócieniak Oct 21 '20 at 15:58

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