Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Every time I try to download a .gz file, Chrome appends an extra .gz at the end of the filename

save as dialog window

Is this a known bug? Any workarounds?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Yes, this is a known Chrome bug : Issue 1503: Chrome adds extra duplicate extension.

Reported first in September 05, 2008, it has yet to be fixed (!).

As my understanding goes, Chrome probably mixed up the definitions of several MIME type.

share|improve this answer
add comment

It was indeed a bug, (though I did not realize that it went back to 1503!)

It should be mostly fixed now, although there are still reports of it happening under specific circumstances. However in the latest dev builds (and maybe the latest betas as well) it seems to be working correctly.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.