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Hyperlinks won't open in Chrome

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    At work, IE is really quirky and messed up. We can't open our Email using Firefox, so many of us installed Chrome to surf some education-related websites. That works fine. However, one thing we've noticed when using Chrome, as we read the curriculum guide of our district and browse through the numerous hyperlinks the guide contains--links to videos, PowerPoints, and more--whenever we attempt to click on a link, nothing happens. Moreover, the cursor doesn't even turn into that hand & finger icon that is common when one hovers over a link in IE or FF.

    We're forced to go back to IE to enable these links. Is there something intrinsically wrong with Chrome here? We've been trying to figure out what to adjust in Chrome's settings, but nothing appears to be related to our problem.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Are there any extensions loaded in Chrome?
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    I don't believe so.
     
  4. ub1934

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    Having the same thing with Firefox 16.02 :mad:
     
  5. billsharpe

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    A Google forum mentions that the Hyperwords extension causes this problem. There are other possibilities: Google "chrome won't open hyperlinks."

    What version of IE are you using? IE 8 is a bit slow loading but is working fine on my XP desktop.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    We're using IE8. BTW, the same problem is, in fact, occurring with FF as well. I can't even open .pdf files in FF.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Seems to me like some sort of security issue with the computer. I can attest to the fact that Chrome works just dandy for me.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Probably time to upgrade to a Mac....:preach:!devil12:

    A more level-headed idea now in this post, have you rebooted?
     
  9. Lord Vader

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    I don't think you'll see school districts doing that anytime soon.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Allen, TX has... computer labs are all gorgeous desktop Macs. Teachers have iPads. Another buddy works in Arlington, TX and always has his school issued iPad on him.
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    Many districts have labs with Macs, and many districts distribute iPads to all staff members. All the schools in which I worked had labs with nothing but Macs, but these were done primarily because they were for engineering courses, CAD classes, etc., where Macs outperform PCs any day of the week. Districts do not, however (with rare exception), utilize Macs throughout their system (offices, classrooms, etc.).
     
  12. machavez00

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    Is Chrome still 32bit?
     
  13. ub1934

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    Had this with Thunderbird not Firefox , did a sys. restore to two weeks ago & all is fine now , hope this helps .:)
     
  14. wilbur_the_goose

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    LordVader - do you have a laptop at work? If so, can you take it home with you, and does Chrome work there?
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    Yes, Chrome works at home, as does FF.
     
  16. wilbur_the_goose

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    Then I doubt it's your PC - it's probably something in the setup of the work network. Call your help desk.
     
  17. WestDC

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    Next time I suggest you try this on any unhighlighted link- with the mouse (click) the right button and drag it over the link, Then right click the Now Highlighted space and select "search or go to" a new tab should open :)
     
  18. Rich

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    Me too. Schools must have some kind of blocking software that keeps kids from accessing undesirable sites. My library does that with their computers.

    Rich
     
  19. Lord Vader

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    They do, but that isn't the issue. The district has their curriculum guides online, with hyperlinks embedded in the guides. Using Chrome or FF doesn't allow us to open the links. However, using IE is fine.
     
  20. orlandoawilliams

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    WestDC - "on any unhighlighted link- with the mouse (click) the right button and drag it over the link, Then right click the Now Highlighted space" seems to do the trick. Thanks!
    I wish I knew why I have this problem. My issue is also with a local public school district's website...
     

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