I'm behind a proxy at work, and Google Chrome insists on downloading Google search results pages instead of displaying them.

Whether I try to search from the address bar, from google.com, or from a third-party site that has a Google search form, what ends up happening is that the search results page ends up as a downloaded file called "search" in my downloads directory.

I haven't seen this happen with any other search pages. Yahoo! Search, for example, works fine.

Has anyone run into this before and/or has any ideas on how to fix it or what might be causing it?

I'd try the Chrome support pages, but they're blocked by the proxy...

  • I've the same problem, but I've no Proxy. So probably it's not a proxy problem.
    – Jet
    Feb 17, 2013 at 7:45

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Sounds like the proxy isn't configured correctly. It's probably something that your sysadmin will need to look at. I assume IE and FF work correctly?

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    Yep, IE7, Firefox, and Opera all work just fine. No problems with any other web sites in Chrome either. I work at a pretty large corp, so looking for the sysadmin is a fruitless affair full of paperwork, so I'm just going to make do with Yahoo! for now... Thanks!
    – brfast
    Oct 9, 2009 at 5:49
  • Yeah, I'd guess it's modifying the MIME type or guessing it incorrectly... I'd be curious as to whether Safari has the same problem.
    – Kev
    Oct 17, 2009 at 0:38
  • No, no. It's not a proxy problem. I've no proxy, but have the same problem. I think about virus activity...
    – Jet
    Feb 17, 2013 at 7:50

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