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Old Jul 1, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Forum Spy on Chrome for iOS

While using Chrome for iOS and clicking on a thread, username and forum link from the Forum Spy, causes Chrome to open a new tab with only the "About:Blank" address and nothing more. I have to press and hold the link and tell Chrome to "Open in a new tab" in order to get the link to load properly.

This is on the full MacRumors site, the mobile MacRumors site in Chrome seems to work just fine.

I don't know if there is something that can be adjusted in the vBulletin or not, or if this is strictly a Chrome issue.
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Old Jul 1, 2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Same for me, makes it pretty useless, so I opted back to iCab
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Forum spy and mobile chrome

Forum spy does not work when opening a link on mobile chrome. All that happens is a new tab pops up with nothing.

It was working a few days ago but hasn't lately, even with a reinstall of the app, iPhone reboot, etc

Anyone else experiencing this?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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Yup, happens here. Moderately annoying but I don't use Chrome unless specifically to get certain desktop versions of sites.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Links that are included in messages such as
http://www.bbc.co.uk/

won't load when clicked in chrome for iOS ... at least in my experience.

It's extremely annoying. Like why even bother having it, then?
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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While using Chrome for iOS and clicking on a thread, username and forum link from the Forum Spy, causes Chrome to open a new tab with only the "About:Blank" address and nothing more. I have to press and hold the link and tell Chrome to "Open in a new tab" in order to get the link to load properly.

This is on the full MacRumors site, the mobile MacRumors site in Chrome seems to work just fine.

I don't know if there is something that can be adjusted in the vBulletin or not, or if this is strictly a Chrome issue.
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Same for me, makes it pretty useless, so I opted back to iCab
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Forum spy does not work when opening a link on mobile chrome. All that happens is a new tab pops up with nothing.

It was working a few days ago but hasn't lately, even with a reinstall of the app, iPhone reboot, etc

Anyone else experiencing this?
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Yup, happens here. Moderately annoying but I don't use Chrome unless specifically to get certain desktop versions of sites.
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Links that are included in messages such as
http://www.bbc.co.uk/

won't load when clicked in chrome for iOS ... at least in my experience.

It's extremely annoying. Like why even bother having it, then?

Fixed.

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:22 PM   #7
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Fixed.

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I'm not seeing the fix on my end. I've waited several hours thinking I should wait for the changes to propagate, cleared the cache, browsing history and refreshed. Also killed Chrome in the multi-task bar too.

Should I wait longer or is there anything else I can do on my end?
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 07:37 PM   #8
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I'm not seeing the fix on my end. I've waited several hours thinking I should wait for the changes to propagate, cleared the cache, browsing history and refreshed. Also killed Chrome in the multi-task bar too.

Should I wait longer or is there anything else I can do on my end?
Not fixed for me either.
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Can't remember which didn't work, but the mobile version of the spy now loads threads, but the desktop version of spy doesn't (again, just the about:blank).

Also, why didn't I get the quote notification for the above?
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Can't remember which didn't work, but the mobile version of the spy now loads threads, but the desktop version of spy doesn't (again, just the about:blank).

Also, why didn't I get the quote notification for the above?
I didn't have any problems with the mobile site, just the full site.

The quote notifications has been spotty the last couple of weeks I've noticed.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 12:01 AM   #11
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Links in posts still aren't Working for me. I think it's a chrome problem
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Fixed.

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It worked for a bit but has manifested again
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So, Chrome on the Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean seems to open these aforementioned links just fine. But Chrome on my iPad still throws the About:Blank pages.
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Fixed.

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I'm not seeing the fix on my end. I've waited several hours thinking I should wait for the changes to propagate, cleared the cache, browsing history and refreshed. Also killed Chrome in the multi-task bar too.

Should I wait longer or is there anything else I can do on my end?
Arn, is there any chance of revisiting this?
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I just opened Chrome on iPad again after a long sabbatical and found that it seems the About:Blank issue is gone.

Tapping links from the Spy are opening properly for me at this moment. Yay!
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