Can't open browsing history using JS

Here’s the jist of what I’m trying to do:

  url = 'chrome://history/?q=' + query;

  // open url
  if (keysDown.shift) {, '_blank');
  } else {
    window.location.href = url;

And here’s the error I’m getting:

The error appears both when I’m trying to open it in current tab and new window. I’d appreciate any help, thanks!

Firstly, welcome to the forums.

While we are primarily here to help people with their Free Code Camp progress, we are open to people on other paths, too. Some of what you are asking is pretty trivial in the Free Code Camp context, so you might find that if you’re not getting the instruction and material you need in your current studies, the FCC curriculum will really help you get started. At a modest guess I’d say investing a 4-5 hours working through the curriculum here will really pay off. You can find the curriculum at

With your current questions, we don’t have enough context to know what you already know or don’t know, so it is impossible to guide you without just telling you the answer (which we won’t do).

Also, can you describe in detail what you are hoping to accomplish with this particular code?

Happy coding :slight_smile: