[PLUG] Google searches redirecting

C W elcaseti at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 01:24:42 PDT 2011

I've had had much better results with Firefox.  Firefiox wins for
reliability & anonymity. Maybe someday Chromium, or Chrome will catch up.


On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Bruce Kilpatrick <kd7vvk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 06/12/2011 08:03 PM, Daniel Herrington wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > Don't know how this happened, but recently when searching on google I
> > would put in a word (after an initial search query and a returned
> > listing), say foo, and then hold the right shift key to start a double
> > quote, and google would flash something under the search box and then
> > redirect to the default google search page.
> >
> > It drove me absolutely insane because the message flashed too quickly to
> > read and then the redirect would occur. I'd be in the middle of typing
> > in my query and, BAM! back to the search page.
> >
> > I googled for the problem and nothing came up. I'm running Chrome
> > 11.0.696.71, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Anyone else seen this behavior. You
> > simply need to search for something like foo on the default search page,
> > then when the query returns, select in the search field and hit the
> > space bar. Then hit the right shift key and hold for a second or two,
> > then the redirect occurred.
> >
> > I finally was fast enough to do a screen capture and read the message
> > "Google instant is unavailable. Press enter to search. Learn more". I
> > disabled google instant search and the problem went away.
> >
> > Has anyone else seen or can replicate this behavior, or did a fubar
> > something on my machine.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> Nothing happened here using Ubuntu Natty and Firefox 4.01
> Bruce
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