Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Fix Chrome Blank Page Search Results

If you're used to having your Chrome serving you your search results instantly as you type, you might find it very strange to suddenly have your Chrome showing up no Google search results at all. There's a bug that is sending Chrome user to a blank page (blank.html) - and that, although Google claims is "sort of fixed" for most users... is still plaguing a few unlucky ones.

So, if you're one of those unlucky few, here's a temporary fix that might you help you keep your sanity:

Problem: When submitting a search with in the address bar (Omnibox) in Chrome, you are automatically redirected to a blank page and no results are displayed.

Solution: Click the wrench icon and navigate to “Settings.” Under the Search section, click “Manage Search Engines” and do the following:

  1. Create an alternative Google search option from Other Search Engines (call it Google2 or something), but in the URL section type “https://www.google.com/search?q=%s”
  2. Make the new Google option the default option, ensuring that the old identifier still exists.
  3. Use this option until Google fixes the issue (we will update you when it does), it will restore all the functionality of the Omnibox and other features that the temporary solution doesn’t provide.

[via thenextweb]

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