In a notebook that I'm created with a Hyperlink, Mathematica directs me to my google home page upon clicking of that link. Is this a bug or a user problem?

Any help is appreciated


In Wolfram Language input ,


results in a new browser appearing but does not direct me to the designated site in the hyperlink.

The same issue is also seen in Plain text form where I have the link "https://math.stackexchange.com/" typed in the notebook.

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    $\begingroup$ Almost certainly it is not a bug. Without the code you used to generate the Hyperlink it is hard to know how to help you. If you post it I can tell you what went wrong. $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Jan 9, 2018 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ @b3m2a1 I have made an edit to the OP. Please tell me it is not sufficiently clear. $\endgroup$
    – Physkid
    Jan 9, 2018 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ I think it will also be necessary to mention the OS you are using, the Mathematica version and which browser you are using or is opened by the link... $\endgroup$ Jan 9, 2018 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ Works ok on Win10 V11.2 $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jan 9, 2018 at 9:02
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    $\begingroup$ I could reproduce this earlier today on OS X, but not anymore. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Jan 9, 2018 at 17:56

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The problem is Google Chrome on OSX. You could have verified that it is indeed not a problem of Mathematica by using your Mail app and clicking on one of the links from your emails. You will experience the same bug.

The solution is as simple: You should see a small indicator in the top right corner of Chrome that tells you it really really would like to be updated. Once updated and restarted, the issue is gone.


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