Using Windows 10, build 14393.1066 and using 3 browsers Fx, Edge and Chrome will not open links intermittently, possibly 1 forth of the time. An empty browser window appears with an empty address slot.
However, selecting the link “Click Here” (for example), and dragging the words "Click Here" or even an entire TITLE link up to the address bar opens the site as it should. The fact that this occurs with 3 browsers suggests a Windows problem, not a browser problem. I did uninstall "Classic Shell", Winaero Tweaker, Adobe Flash and Reader without effect.
Any advice on stopping this behavior will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Try above but usually rebooting Windows 10 resolves these niggly problems. If you have fast boot enabled then a shutdown will remember these errors. Try a reboot (Windows calls it a restart) rather than a shut down.
The computer has rebooted and shutdown several times. Fast boot not enabled.
I cannot find “All Settings” only Settings. Default programs has 4 options without reset tab.
I see “Reset this PC” under Recovery in “Update and security”. As I remember this is not much different than clean install from the Microsoft disks and causes several of my programs to require activation and previous experience teaches me to avoid this if all possible.
Possibly of interest, I am now running an image by Acronis that I created prior to my becoming aware of this phenomenon. Since it is an intermittent problem of course I could be wrong. Anyway this did not help.