One more annoying thing that requires a tweak. Google Chrome's default search displays the Mobile version of the results page. That is a page without all the filtering options in the sidebar that I'm so used to by now.
I'm not sure what is the reason but the solution is simple. What I did on Linux is to add a new search engine, called Google Classic, with the following URL:
Now Chrome opens the Classic version of the results page. Note that not all of the above parameters might be required but I see no reason to clean them up. Another thing is that I have Safe Search off in the above case.