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Every time I try to download or save a .tar.gz file, I get something like this:

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The popup is simply wrong, I've used the right .tar.gz extension. Clicking on Use .gz saves the file as .tar.gz, and clicking on Use .tar.gz saves the file as .tar.tar.gz.

Is there a way to fix this?

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I can't reproduce this behaviour of Chrome here. Does it happen to all .tar.gz files you download (from different sites) or only for one site? Did you try the download with all extensions etc. disabled? – patrix Jun 14 '12 at 16:23
@patrix: it does that for all sites. However, you probably need to enable "Ask where to save each file before downloading" in the Chrome preferences; the issue does not arise with the default setting of automatically downloading everything to Downloads. – houbysoft Jun 14 '12 at 16:37
Ah, well, got it now. But as long as you select "Use .gz" it gets saved correctly, doesn't it? Raise an issue with the Chrome team then, it's at least highly inconvenient right now. – patrix Jun 14 '12 at 20:32
I have this problem as well on 10.7 + Chrome 22. – Philip Aug 6 '12 at 20:56
Incredible, this has been around since Chrome version 11.0.696.68 on OS X 10.6 (May 2011) (see and it's still an issue in Chrome version 26.0.1410.43 on OS X 10.8! Interestingly, it is solved in Chromium (tested with version 25.0.1364.160 Ubuntu 12.04.) – jaume Apr 2 '13 at 11:41
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This is a documented bug:

Look for a nightly build or update to potentially address this or perhaps choosing another browser. Hat tip to jaume for the comment alerting us to the specific issue being tracked.

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The bug is marked as FIXED now. Here is hoping it will make it into Chrome soon. – Manfred Moser Dec 20 '13 at 19:23
I just downloaded Chrome Canary and it works ;-) – Manfred Moser Dec 20 '13 at 19:30

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