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Archive for April 14th, 2017

Windows update errors you get when you have a bad network connection: 80244019 and

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/14

A while ago I had some intermittent network issues resulting in these Windows Update error numbers:

  • 80244019 (some traffic made it through)
  • 80072EE2 (no traffic made it through)
  • 8??????? (DNS traffic didn’t make it through)

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Forcing Chrome to use google.com as search engine

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/14

I tried the obvious things to force Chrome on my Mac and Windows to use google.com as search engine when searching through the address/search box (omnibox). On Windows, this works fine, but Chrome on Mac (both are linked through my gmail account) keeps insisting to use google.nl no matter what, as all these fail:

There are tons of reports on the google.com/ncr not working (you see the https://google.nl domain, in that search right?).

For me, google.com/ncr redirects to https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl, so it does redirect, but somehow doesn’t mark it to use as default.

In Chrome, my search settings in chrome://settings/searchEngines are these:

Google (Default) search settings

Google (Default) search settings

I’ve never changed it, so it still points to {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:contextualSearchVersion}ie={inputEncoding}

So basically, Chrome screws up the {google:baseURL} portion and there is no way to force {google:baseURL} to a certain value as the 2008 bug 1521 was marked “wontfix” in 2010 and nobody at Google seems to care (except a Google employee wanting expense paid trips abroad).

The totally odd thing is that when I start on https://google.com then search for say “Mac OS X start second atom instance”, I get to https://www.google.com/#q=Mac+OS+X+start+second+atom+instance

Poor mans solution

So I’ve defined two new search engine settings:

When Google.com lets you down, force it to use Google.com

When Google.com lets you down, force it to use Google.com

In case you want to copy the text:

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