I have encountered users (and myself) who feel that at times when clicking on links it can be surprising when things open in a new window or tab and they didn't expect that action.
I believe it would be useful to inform users that you will open that link or that button opens in a new tab or window.
Is providing this feedback generally assumed to be valuable, and if it is what are some novel ways to inform users that the link opens in a new tab or window?
So there are alot of icons for this for buttons like the following
but what about in the scenario for plain text links? A hover icon comes to mind but that wouldnt be provide feedback for most touch devices( mobile, tablets etc).