A few days ago I installed OSX 10.8 on a clean disk, and moved some of the old apps and data form the old to the new one.

I've noticed that Chrome exibited an odd behaviour: when clicking some links, it opened and immediately closed a new tab, then it correctly displayed the new page.

I've tried in incognito and it didn't happen, so I've proceeded to disable all extensions and it didn't happen, I've re-enabled them all one by one and it still doesn't happen anymore.

What can I do now, in order to discover if it was just an odd bug or something more worrying?

In case it wasn't obvious, I have no clue which kinds of links triggered this behaviour.

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    Noticed this as well, probably ad tracking networks trying to work around SOP policies to be able to load up cookies they've previously saved. Aug 15, 2014 at 16:23
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    This happens to me with AdBlock, new ad window opens and is immediately closed. Aug 15, 2014 at 16:36
  • It would be interesting to track what site was opened in those windows, I am not a chrome expert, but perhaps there is an add-on or debug mode that could allow some insight as to those windows. If you don't mine, some example URLs that exhibit the behavior would make it easier for others to replicate. Aug 15, 2014 at 17:13
  • @user2813274 I would like to do that, but as I explained it's not happening anymore, so I don't really know how to duplicate it :/
    – o0'.
    Aug 15, 2014 at 20:01
  • @Lohoris I am not sure if you will get a proper answer without it, but perhaps someone else who has the same question can fill in those gaps when it happens to them - that or if it does occur again for you. Aug 15, 2014 at 22:40


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