Why does hitting 'enter' when searching redirect my browser?
February 8, 2012 12:02 PM Subscribe
Weird re-direct issue when searching Google...
posted by Fidel Cashflow to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
It doesn't happen all the time; I can search using the search box on Firefox and have it work fine, but if I use Google.com, as soon as the page begins to switch into 'instant search' mode (When you start typing in characters in the search box) and I hit enter to search, I get one of the following -
404. That’s an error.
The requested URL /sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=test&pbx=1&oq=test&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1093l1344l0l1552l4l4l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=c72a5663660767bd&biw=1249&bih=729 was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
If I don't hit enter, and just stop typing and let the instant search do it's thing, the results I get are fine. It's only when explicitly hitting 'enter' do I get a redirect to a 404 or the empty function blocks above. It's becoming increasingly annoying, as every time I want to modify a search result and forget not to hit enter, I get the error and then have to go back and re-remember what I searched for.
I'm running on Firefox 10.0 (this has been happening to me since probably Firefox 8) on Windows XP in a corporate, 'managed' environment. The only extensions I'm running are IE Tab 2 and User Agent Switcher 0.7.3