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I noticed this issue on iOS devices. However there's a quite simple workaround. By default highcharts creates hidden <form> element and submits data to the exporting server. What we can do here is specifying form's target attribute.

So, here's a drop-in fix that overrides default Highcharts exporting module (just put it after exporting.js) = function (url, data) {
    var createElement = Highcharts.createElement,
        discardElement = Highcharts.discardElement,

    // create the form
    form = createElement('form', {
        method: 'post',
        action: url,
        enctype: 'multipart/form-data',
        target: '_blank'
    }, {
        display: 'none'
    }, document.body);

    // add the data
    for (name in data) {
        createElement('input', {
            type: 'hidden',
            name: name,
            value: data[name]
        }, null, form);

    // submit

    // clean up

Here you can find a working demo:


Since Highcharts 3.0.8 (2014-01-09) you can set the target as an option, so you don't need the drop-in fix.

Specify the target as part of the exporting.formAttributes like so:

    exporting: {
        formAttributes: {
            target: '_blank'

Live demo at

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