Bug: Pasting links into comments August 5, 2018 6:18 PM   Subscribe

I'm no longer able to paste URLs into the link-helper alert window on Chrome. It just replaces the link text with the URL. Still works on Firefox. Example GIF.

Same issue on Modern and Classic. Problem has persisted for at least several days now.

Chrome 67.0.3396.99 on Mac.
posted by cichlid ceilidh to Bugs at 6:18 PM (13 comments total)

Huh! I'm not sure what's up there; haven't had any other reports in the last few days but maybe other folks have run into it and can help track down the specifics better.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:19 PM on August 5, 2018

Works for me, Chrome 68.0.3440.84 on Win64. cichlid ceilidh does it still misbehave in incognito mode? If not then it's probably an extension (going incognito disables all extensions, so it's a good quick way to test whether an extension is the cause of an issue).
posted by axiom at 9:27 PM on August 5, 2018

It persists in incognito with extensions disabled.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 9:44 PM on August 5, 2018

I had this same problem last week on my Mac - same version of Chrome too. I had to open up Firefox to complete a comment. However, in testing with this comment, it seems to be working fine, so I don't know.
posted by COD at 5:35 AM on August 6, 2018

I updated to 68.0.3440.84 and continue to see the issue. Haven't seen anything yet when searching for Chrome window prompt troubles.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 6:04 AM on August 6, 2018

I've been unable to link at all for quite a while. Latest Firefox. I put the URL in the box and click. Nothing happens at all.
posted by Splunge at 10:09 AM on August 6, 2018

Windows 10 64 bit.
posted by Splunge at 10:09 AM on August 6, 2018


Seems to be working for me, if preview is any indication.

Chrome 68.0.3440.84 on my crappy work PC.
posted by cooker girl at 10:52 AM on August 6, 2018

This is a test link

Worked fine for me. Chrome Version 68.0.3440.84 on Mac 10.13.6. Modern theme.
posted by slipthought at 1:35 PM on August 6, 2018

Works fine for me. I am in chrome 49.0.2623.112 on Mac 10.6.8 (I know).
posted by mai at 2:40 PM on August 6, 2018

I figured it out. Chrome window prompt doesn't play well with the Paste and Match Style keyboard shortcut.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 2:44 PM on August 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

video for your cat to watch

I know you figured it out but I wanted to post this protip - keep your cats out of your hair while you're working by running this video on a tablet or other screen.
posted by AFABulous at 3:33 PM on August 6, 2018 [3 favorites]

LOL, I've been cycling through Paul Dinning's videos for a few months now while I go to work. Sunshine freakin' loves 'em, especially the squirrels. It's like TV for cats.
posted by carsonb at 8:32 PM on August 9, 2018

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