If links aren’t working in Chrome, it could be anything from a rogue extension to corrupt cache files. Try these fixes to resolve the problem on your PC or Mac.
The internet is built on links. Links on web pages (like this one) direct you to different web pages. Without them, you’ve lost the very foundations of what makes the internet work.
Unfortunately, issues with links in your browser can pop up from time to time—even in a browser like Google Chrome. The good news is that you should be able to fix the problem in Chrome.
If you’re having problems with links not working in Chrome, follow the steps below.
One of the first things to try if links aren’t opening in Chrome is opening a new window in incognito mode. If the same links open in incognito mode, then the problem is most likely to do with another area of Chrome (such as a rogue Chrome extension).
To test links in incognito mode on Chrome:
If this doesn’t work, try the steps below instead.
A likely cause of links not working in Google Chrome is a rogue Chrome extension that’s blocking them.
To disable Chrome extensions:
If an extension isn’t the cause of your problems, it may be that there is a bug in the version of Chrome that you’re running. Updating Chrome may fix the issue.
To update Chrome:
Clearing your Chrome cache is also worth a try. A problem with the cache may be the reason that your links aren’t working in Chrome.
To clear the cache and cookies in Chrome:
If you still can’t get links to open in Chrome, you can try restoring the browser settings to their original defaults. This will reset any settings that you’ve set up in Chrome since installing the browser.
To reset Chrome settings:
If none of the fixes above have worked, you can try deleting and reinstalling the Chrome application as a last resort. The methods for doing so differ depending on whether you’re using a Windows PC or a Mac.
To reinstall Chrome on Windows:
To reinstall Chrome on Mac:
Hopefully, one of the fixes above will help you to solve any issues with links not working in Chrome.
Once you’ve fixed Chrome, you can start using some of its more intriguing features. For example, if you’re having issues with your graphics card, did you know that you can enable or disable smooth scrolling in Chrome to make it work better?
You can also block incognito mode in Chrome to stop others from hiding their browsing history (which is great for a family).
My browsers (Chrome,FF,and Edge) all seem to work fine. However, there is one site where I get this error message: “Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.” And sure enough, the site it cannot find (cdn.filestackcontent.com) does not exist! However, on another PC it does not look for ‘cdn.filestackcontent.com’ and so the browser is able to connect to the actual site I am looking for! (which is not ‘cdn.filestackcontent.com’). I have no idea why my first PC is requesting ‘cdn.filestackcontent.com’ and my other PC is not?!? (BTW, the request of ‘cdn.filestackcontent.com’ is a result of clicking on a request button). So it’s clear to me ‘cdn.filestackcontent.com’ is hiding out somewhere on my first PC and is causing this problem…but where?!?
Any thoughts on why I’m having this problem would be greatly appreciated.
My problem was resolved by clearing a Registry entry, so delete my question.
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