I was happily using DDG as my default search engine in Chrome on Mac for a long time, many times a day. It worked fine.
Then, from one search to the next, without me changing anything, the DDG webpage stopped working. If I search from the Chrome URLbar, DDG works fine and produces the right answers. If I search from the DDG search page, or from the search box in a DDG results page, all I get is the DDG search page, with the search text empty. No results.
This has been going on for the past week. The behaviour has not changed despite the fact that I have disabled every Chrome extension I have, and I have rebooted the entire computer.
I routinely run with the "Address bar - hide query" DDG setting turned on. DDG reports my settings are
If I turn off "hide query", the DDG search page works normally again. So it looks like it could be something to do with the way the DDG search and results pages handle the POST protocol.
This is specific to Chrome. DDG is working normally in both Firefox and Safari on this same machine, with "hide query" turned on. Chrome is Version 32.0.1700.77, OS is OS/X Mavericks version 10.9.1.
Is anyone else experiencing this? Am I doing something silly, or is this a bug?