I posted this question in the google communities forum here but did not receive a response so I thought I'd ask here. I'm not sure if it's specific to apple but I thought it could be worth a shot trying this here first, over stack overflow.

When I visit gmail, Chrome doesn't render the HTML but just displays it raw, similar to if I had right-clicked and then regular clicked View Page Source. And it's just the source code and not an working HTML-only render.

Visiting the same URL with a different browser, on the same machine with the same OS, does render the HTML in the typical fashion.

How can I get Chrome to render the HTML rather than just print it out?

I've tried resetting Chrome to default settings, and uninstalling and re-installing Chrome. The problem still persists. I did just upgrade to Mojave but Chrome worked normally after the upgrade for awhile before it started behaving strangely.

Shot of how it appears. screnshot

  • Hey Mote - that's definitely an interesting issue. Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing? I know, just the HTML code, but the way it's being presented could give a clue.
    – Mikey T.K.
    Oct 13, 2019 at 5:05
  • @MikeyT.K. Added Screen shot of output
    – Mote Zart
    Oct 13, 2019 at 20:51
  • Can you try an older version of chrome ? It may come with some other problems.. one being only third party sites offering the old packages.
    – anki
    Oct 13, 2019 at 21:35

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This was solved thanks to a solution posted in the Google forum. It was solved but hitting command-shift-R. I have no idea why.

Link to forum post.

  • +1 Thanks for coming back and answering!
    – JBis
    Oct 17, 2019 at 21:28

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