already known issue with the component itself,
the part of the code on line 97 is converting the given browser link and adding the needed switch for colors , fonts ect , works well on all existing component with no conflict,
I suggest you contact the dev or just reply to this thread advising that you have same issue
workaround could be taking part of the code out of the template but I do not suggest that, instead have the component dev fix the function not to interfere with php strings and alow the browser link conversion or addon,
you ar on news page in joomla and reading an article , you need larger font, the code in settings.php converts the link where you are and adds code needed for styles switch, so when you click on larger font icon the font gets larger but you stay on the same page.
that is what the function is for