For me, when on stackexchange.com I enter something into the search all sites box, the following page simply shows "Loading" in the content area. Is this just me or is it buggy?

Example: https://stackexchange.com/search?q=solver

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    Just you. Most likely Google is blocked on your side. (proxy, company rules etc). If you have Chrome check the Network tab in the JavaScript Console via the Tools and see for yourself. Jan 6, 2013 at 15:33
  • Thanks. Maybe I should have asked this on chat only. :$
    – n611x007
    Jan 6, 2013 at 15:36
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    Same problem here. I'm behind a enterprise firewall but the normal google search form is reachable. It would be great to search all sites, may be you should think about changing the global search page.
    – Kai K.
    Jan 18, 2013 at 7:44

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I figured out that Ghostery blocks "Google AJAX Search API". (Of course, in your case something else may be responsible, like a firewall.)

When it's blocked, the page appears to never load. Unblocking the "Google AJAX Search API" will allow it to load.

You can almost emulate the network wide search by using site:stackexchange.com. Some sites have their own domain name.

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