[Update: Fix rolling out] Chrome's pop-up blocker is going haywire if you're using certain extensions

[Update: Fix rolling out] Chrome's pop-up blocker is going haywire if you're using certain extensions


If you've noticed today that Chrome for desktop is blocking new tabs as if they were pop-up ads, you aren't alone. It seems Google may have rolled out a server-side experiment that, when combined with a handful of different extensions, results in the anomalous, over-aggressive behavior on the part of the browser. Reports are widespread, and for now, the only workarounds are to disable the extensions that can trigger the issue, or pass an additional parameter to disable the experiment when launching Chrome.

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[Update: Fix rolling out] Chrome's pop-up blocker is going haywire if you're using certain extensions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.