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I am using Chrome 21, and realized that lately all of the Google web applications such as Google Maps, Google Analytics, Google Reader, etc. are coming up in Hindi.

I am from India and Hindi is the main language here. I have heard that Google recently implemented this feature that detects the location of the user (I'm not sure whether they're using IP address or HTML5 geolocation), and automatically presents the content in the local language.

I want to disable this.

My Chrome settings already contain English as the default language and Location Auto detect is disabled. Still it does not work.

Do you have any ideas?

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This issue is not to do with Chrome, it's Google's detection of your IP address.

I would recommend creating a Google account and then setting your preferences in there. This means whenever you log onto to any PC, all you need to do is log onto your account and your preferences should be as you want.

Try this:

General details:

1) Go to the Google search homepage,

2) Click on the Advanced Search link beside the search box. Specify the language of your choice in the Language section. This is recommended if it is a one off search in that language. If you need to make the language selection permanent, follow steps 3 and 4 below.

3) Click on the Preferences link beside the search box. Select from the list of languages given in the 'Search Language' section and save the preferences. This is recommended if you frequently search for pages in a particular language.

4) Set Google to display its tips and messages in any language. This can be done by clicking on the Preferences link and selecting an Interface Language from the drop down menu.

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