When I type something in URL bar then press enter, this page shows up.

It looks so weird, and did not search my keyword.

However, I can't find anything wrong in Chrome DevTools, what is happening here.

On Ubuntu this page does not have that header bar and input area has some box shadow

You can see two logos are not the same.

I thought I was hijacked by some sort of proxy server, but two computers are in the same exact Wi-Fi network.

When you type something in the location input bar then press enter, Chrome should automatically show search result for you.

But on my Mac Chrome, it just come to Google homepage then do nothing.

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    what is weird about it? Is it because you re on google.com.hk ? – Filip Dec 13 '16 at 9:17
  • Please edit your question , give more details . – GAD3R Dec 13 '16 at 9:37
  • @Filip same when using .sg or .jp when I use ubuntu, it does not have that header bar, the entire style looks diffrent – FrontMage Dec 13 '16 at 9:44
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    @FrontMage The 2 pictures are the same. Looks like a normal google home page (HK). What's the thing that you don't like? – User552853 Dec 13 '16 at 9:49
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    @GAD3R I add some details, from the img I post, you can see the difference when using chrome on mac and ubuntu. – FrontMage Dec 13 '16 at 10:10

After trying to ping google.com.hk, instead getting response from, I was redirected to, which is some server in Italy.

According to Wikipedia, this IP was recorded as one of the victims of the Great Firewall.

This server seems to be some DNS cache server, and it’s been poisoned.

That’s why I was redirected to the old Google homepage.

This happens even if you're using VPN.

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