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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. – Steve Dodier-Lazaro Aug 15 '14 at 16:23
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    This happens to me with AdBlock, new ad window opens and is immediately closed. – David Houde Aug 15 '14 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. – user2813274 Aug 15 '14 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 '14 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. – user2813274 Aug 15 '14 at 22:40