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Author Topic: Google browser: tools  (Read 473 times)

renluop

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Google browser: tools
« on: December 20, 2018, 01:15:28 PM »

Google annoys me, as I can't see a way to choose permanent UK only searches by default:it will always revert to search all. Now the option in tools is gone too, replaced by a verbatim option. What ever that means in a browser, I can't imagine!

Why the dickens have they done that, and what benefit do we get from the change? I'm wondering if it may be time to choose a new search medium, assuming there is one as comprehensive.
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chenks

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Re: Google browser: tools
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 01:28:54 PM »

i believe the option is no longer required as a google search will now do a search based on your location by default, thus rendering that option defunct.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 03:01:41 PM by chenks »
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renluop

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Re: Google browser: tools
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 02:10:20 PM »

I'll check that out, if hopefully I can find the route to the option. Thanks.
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johnson

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Re: Google browser: tools
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:10:47 PM »

I'm wondering if it may be time to choose a new search medium, assuming there is one as comprehensive.

As comprehensive? None of the others come close. I enjoy duckduckgo, its results are good but if you feel they are lacking or want to search a specific service the bangs (!) system is great. So for a google search "!g search-term" or "!guk search-term" for country specific. There are so many more, eg "!yt search-term" for youtube etc etc.
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broadstairs

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Re: Google browser: tools
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 04:37:13 PM »

My default bookmark for google is https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?cr=countryUK&complete=0 which still seems to work to search mostly UK stuff (apart from promoted sites that is).

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