Why won’t links open when I click on them?

Why won’t links open when I click on them?

27.Oct.2021

Background: Almost all problems with opening hyperlinks are connected with either the security restrictions of your Internet browser that doesn’t allow opening pop-up windows, or with your Flash player plug-in that prevents you from opening URLs in local Flash files.

 

The very first thing you should try is to open Adobe Flash Player Settings. Press the Alt key on your keyboard and select Edit > Preferences > Global Storage Settings Panel. On Mac OS X instead of Edit use Adobe Flash Player Utility for some reason (usually it's under Applications). If something is written there about allowing access to data on all websites, enable this option otherwise leave it disabled.

After doing so close settings window, refresh page containing problematic link and try once again to click on this link.

 

You can also try to open this link in a new window instead of the current one. Press the shift key on your keyboard and click on a hyperlink, or just right-click on the link and choose Open Link In New Window from the menu. If it turns out that everything works well when you open links in a new window, but not in the same one, most likely this is due to some kind of bug either in your browser or in your Flash Player plug-in. You should check if there are any updates available for it (Flash Player’s website usually has an update button) or uninstall it completely (only recommended if you use Internet Explorer because its plug-in is integrated into Windows!). I would recommend you to uninstall Flash Player if you use Mozilla Firefox 3.6 because this version doesn’t have a dedicated plug-in for it anymore and even though Adobe made an add-on especially for Firefox 4 that supports HTML5 video playback, Flash Player is still included in the package.

Fixes:

1. Check out your browsers’ security settings - make sure they aren't blocking pop ups! Also make sure Flash isn't blocked either.

2. If the links opened in a new window before but not now, most likely it's something with your browser or with Chrome Frame/EMET on your system - try checking out these sites:

3. In some cases this is done intentionally by webmasters of the page you're trying to access. These pages are called 'no follow' and they're meant either to block spam bots from crawling their site or for preventing search engines from indexing them. If you suspect the latter is the case, use a different browser or a proxy service/VPN/TOR to get around it.

4. Try using another browser - Firefox, Opera etc. Usually if your browser misbehaves with one website, pressing F5 (refresh) in that window should fix this problem, but if it doesn't try opening these links with a different browser instead!

5. If all else fails, there's an option of reinstalling your Flash Player plug-in which is most likely causing trouble when opening hyperlinks for you.

 

I hope this article has been helpful to you and thank you for reading it! If no links work or if there are any issues, feel free to get in touch with me at Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn , or leave your comments below. Don't forget to share this article with your friends! Thank you again. J.G. from Tips4PC Team

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Published date: 2013-08-25 14:21 UTC Revision: 2 Rss count: 0 Linking Codes

Tags : Flash Player, Hyperlinks, Internet Explorer ======================================================================================================= ================================================= This article is about how to fix problems with opening hyperlinks when using Internet Explorer 10 or 11 on Windows 8.1 or on Windows 10. If you have any problems with opening hyperlinks when using Internet Explorer 9, please check out our previous article "How To Open A Link In A New Window When Using IE9, How Do I Fix It?"

If you have problems opening hyperlinks when using Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 (SP1), please check out the following article: "Why won't links open when I click on them? (IE8)" ======================================================================================================= ================================================= Why won’t links open when I click on them? Most likely problems with opening hyperlinks are connected with either the security restrictions of your Internet browser that doesn’t allow opening pop-up windows, or with your Flash player plug-in that prevents you from opening URLs in local Flash files. … Open Adobe Flash Player Settings. Open your Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (press Alt if you can’t see it on top of the screen). Click on Internet Options… Go to the Security tab and click on Local intranet - make sure they aren't blocking pop ups! Also make sure Flash isn't blocked either.