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I am in the UK and my firm has an outsourced webscanning service which routes our traffic through either Germany or The Netherlands.

Whenever I do a search using Chrome's Address Bar I get either the .de or .nl results page.

Is there any way to force Chrome to use the ignoring the location it thinks I am in?

Internet access is very locked down so alternate proxy suggestions will probably not work.

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To force this I added a specific Google UK search entry and made it default:

Spanner icon -> Settings -> Basics tab -> Default search section -> Manage button

Click the Add button and enter the following:




Click OK then select the new entry and click Make Default

All done!

All searches will now go through and not the location aware version which uses the following URL:


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Maybe turning location aware browsing will help - this is how.

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Didn't work, still going to .de - thanks anyway! – Shevek May 5 '10 at 12:34

Since switching to the Beta Channel (currently on 5.0.375.38) the problem seems to have sorted itself, I am always getting search results now.

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Actually, not! I'm now back on .de this week - the proxy company must rotate it each weekend – Shevek May 17 '10 at 9:17

I don't know about Chrome, but this works for me in any browser: just append /ncr to the google URL (ncr=no country redirect):,, etc.

The /ncr will disappear when the page has been displayed, but the information is still available in a cookie (if you at least accept session cookies).

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the functionality in Chrome is used without a URI - simply entering search terms in the address bar so there is nowhere to put the /ncr. Thanks anyway - a good tip otherwise! – Shevek May 27 '10 at 9:48

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