After upgrading to High Sierra, and re-setting Chrome as my default browser, I ran into an annoying problem. Clicking links in Slack and iMessage were opening a blank window in Chrome, instead of actually opening the link. After hunting around, I discovered this Reddit thread. Several users reported that upgrading to Chrome 62 (the beta, at the time of this writing), fixed the issue. I tried this myself and confirmed that it works.
So, if you’re running into the same thing:
- Download it from here.
- Quit Chrome.
- Drag the beta into your Applications folder.
- Open Chrome again.
- Check that links open correctly.
And it should be working again:
Update, November 2: After using my browser for a bit, this broke again. Haven’t had a chance to look into a new fix yet. Will update this when I find one.
Another update, November 2: It’s working again in beta version 63.0.3239.30, released yesterday.
Update, November 9: As someone noted in the comments, there’s a bug open in the Chromium project for this: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=777863. One workaround is quitting Chrome and starting it up again.