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Android/Chrome problem....any ideas?

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by secgator, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. secgator

    secgator GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 1, 2007
    Ok....here is my dilemma. In trying to load the site thru Chrome on my Android phone, I can google "spot the station"---the NASA website which allows you to see when the ISS will pass over your location so you can watch the space station as it flies over. When I click the link to "spotthestation.nasa.gov", the screen gives me a warning saying "your connection is not private", etc,etc and won't allow me to the site. The address shown in the address bar shows it as ttps://spotthestation.nasa.gov" INSTEAD OF "https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/"......note the missing "h" in the prefix.

    Odd thing is has worked for several years with no problems whatsoever--this problem just started a couple of days ago. And I know my network hasn't been hacked. I tried going off wifi which I like to use when I'm at home, and I switched to 4G just to double check. Same problem--my phone simply won't connect to that one and only site anymore since this weekend. My laptop and PC both can get on the site--my phone used to but no longer. It all hinges(so it seems) on the address showing as ttps instead of https, regardless how I typed it in. I've even gone to the address bar and manually changed the address to https and when I hit go---it reverts back to ttps.

    Any ideas what the problem could be?
  2. anstro76

    anstro76 GC Hall of Fame

    Feb 14, 2008
    I know it's not an actual solution to the website problem, but I use an app called IFTTT it runs a ton of mini applets like alert my phone when the iss is about to fly over my house...plus a ton more get in it and play around I personally love it.
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  3. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Excuse the pun but a shot in the dark is that Chrome may be 'helping' you with auto complete. Can you highlight the truncated URL and then delete it? On a PC this would be done via Shift-Delete but I don't know how to do it on a phone. I THINK you can poke at it in the delete browser history options but don't know.