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Can I use Google SGE (Search Generative Experience) on MS Edge?

I have a question on Google SGE (Search Generative Experience). In the official document, it says that Google SGE is supported on Chrome. When I tried it on Microsoft Edge, it worked for one of my ...
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How to search the web via context menu with quotation marks using only mouse?

I often drag an English phrase and search it in Google or Bing with quotation marks to find the exact expression. Dragging with the mouse, right-clicking shows me a context menu of "Search 'the ...
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How to create a Firefox container dedicated for web search?

Is there a way to create a Firefox container dedicated for web search, such as Google? In this way, I can remain logged in for Google in other situations and keep my web searches hidden from Google. ...
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Search topic at home device is pushed as ad banner on my office device's Yahoo page -- am I being hacked?

What I searched at home appeared as ad banner on my office device on Yahoo page, this is too creepy 1.both browsers are not login nor sync 2.the office device is new and I set it up at home (that's ...
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uBlock Origin block Google Doodles

Need a way to block annoying Google Doodle from ever showing again with uBlock origin. I identify that images are coming from these HTML tags, I have no idea how to block g-img tag with uBlock. <...
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Google Search not showing all Images

How do I fix an issue with Google Search not showing all images? If I search using Microsoft Bing or Yahoo!, images are showing but when using Google Search, 3rd row onwards is faulty. I have tried ...
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Why does the google search field show arrows when a word is misspelled?

When typing a misspelled word on https://www.google.com/ the word is underlined in red but also arrows appear to the right of it like so: Why are these arrows there? This is happening across ...
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How can ensure that DuckDuckGo "site:" keyword returns the same results as Googles "site:" keyword? [closed]

Today, 2023-04-01, I searched using Google via these search terms: site:geekhack.org "fav mouse" And it returned a search result as I expected it to: I tried that using DuckDuckGo search ...
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Chrome right click option "search google for xxx" become mobile style, how to fix it?

Open any website in chrome, select some words then right click them, then click "search google for 'xxx'"
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How does Google provide new search suggestions when I'm offline?

Please see this gif: To my knowledge, these are new suggestions. I am offline when doing this. How does it work? (using Chrome version 108.0.5359.124)
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Google Search Queries Periodically Timeout

We are experiencing intermittent timeouts (Chrome error: ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT) and/or significantly delayed queries when attempting to search Google.com. When using Firefox, when the issue is ...
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Edge Browser Thinks User is in Hong Kong

I'm working with a user where they're using MS Edge to get answers to their questions. When they access google from Edge, it redirects them to google.com.hk. Even when they try to search for random ...
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Firefox address bar trying to open files

I frequently Google search the meaning of C++ functions and variables. For example, I want to google search std::destroy_at to navigate to the cppreference page. In Chrome, typing std::destroy_at into ...
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Automatically hide Google search results incuding specific keywords?

I was searching something like "xxx algorithm interview question list" on Google, but then there's a lot of stupid things showing up in the results: like "Interview...feel nervous ...
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"Skip to main content" link not working anymore

I used to skip to the first search result after a Google search using Tab + Enter, however as of today, 2022-08-23, that link is not functional anymore using Firefox Developer Edition 104.0b9 (64-bite)...
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Google Chrome hotkey "Ctrl+W" has changed

I have no idea how it got changed, but now when press Ctrl+W in Google Chrome it works as a hot key for "Scroll Up". And I want it back, so that Ctrl+W would close a tab. I have not found a ...
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Disable text highlighting in search results (aka: #:~:text=)

Many search engines and browsers support highlighting of the matching text in the target web page once you've clicked the link in the search results by appending #:~:text= to the url and I'd like to ...
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Google search returns results in wrong language on all workstations in a LAN

I'm system admin at network consisting of ~250 Win10 workstations, with Active Directory. Network is NATed behind a firewall (Fortigate FG-201F). Public IP address of our firewall is in the RIPE DB, ...
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Searching the internet for things forgotten by Google [closed]

I am trying to dig out information from the internet published in online forums long ago (2000ish). Over the years I have seen that most of this information has disappeared from google. Is there any ...
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Why cant chrome also delete my search bar?

So when I press control + H and clear all my history, it shows everything is clear! BUT!, when I type something like re on the search bar, it shows my previous searches. This shouldn't happen because ...
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Google Drive: How to copy shared folder content to another folder?

I have access to a folder shared with me (let's say SharedWithMe folder) and I want to backup this folder as the sharing will be end in the future. So, is it possible to sync / copy the SharedWithMe ...
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Is it possible to Google/web search based on SITE TITLE alone?

Say someone knows the title a site uses on one of its possibly indexed pages. Given so, is it possible to search ONLY FOR TITLES OF WEBPAGES PRIMARILY, as opposed to overall results? Title as in the ...
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Google safesearch is on for every browser

I have uninstalled chrome multiple times and used other browsers and all of them have google safesearch on. I noticed safesearch was on when my brother signed into his school email on chrome. Though I ...
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Google services fails intermittenly with FireFox

About 2 weeks ago, my Firefox running on Windows 10 PC is behaving strangely. GMail got disconnected from time to time. Reload does not fix it. It just stucks in this page forever. The strange thing ...
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How to search Google Image's "search by image" using a copied image?

Once I copied an edited image from paint.NET and I wanted to search the image on Google. However, I only found a "Paste image URL" and "Upload an image". However, I didn't have an ...
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Typing doesn't work, shortcut keys work

I get into this problem often, almost once a week. All on a sudden my keyboard isn't typing anything. Not on any software. I try to open notepad, press every letter, nothing gets typed on notepad, ...
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Remove website from google search results on chrome

For optimization purposes, I want to remove certain blogs / websites from showing up in my google search results, I have done a little research and looked through chrome but could not come across ...
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How to create a default Google query string

I'm not very technically-minded, but looking for a way to simplify some work processes. Is there a way to create a specific Google query string that I can operate by default? As a (very) crude example ...
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How to turn off google's dark mode?

I hate google's dark theme. Google turn on dark theme for me without any notification, but I can't find how to turn it off now (btw I use firefox)...
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Why do Google pages switch to Arabic language when my IP is from Switzerland?

I use a VPN allowing me to choose a country of egress. Strangely enough, when I connect to Switzerland (and my public IP is correctly shown as Swiss by geo ip services), all the Google services and ...
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Why am I getting two different IP addresses?

I have a dynamic PPPoE connection from my ISP. After logging in, the router says it's connected through 172.80.xx.xx (this is not the DHCP range for connected users), but in Google, when I search for &...
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How can I disable trending searches in Desktop Chrome (Win 10)?

When I click on the Google address bar in a new tab, it automatically and immediately displays trending searches, like this: How can I disable this feature? I know it is possible to disable trending ...
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Recovering data from Raw SD Card

So I took a micro sd card out of my phone and when I try to reformat it it says windows was unable to reformat the sd card. Is there a way to refromat the sd card and saving the data afterwards.
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Using IPv6 leads to "suspicious traffic" page when using Google Search

I have configured IPv6 tunnel provided by https://tunnelbroker.net/ on my router. IPv6 is working perfectly, but now I have another problem: when I try using http://google.com/ it says that suspicious ...
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Does google grant the ability to reach a result's preview snippet on a webpage?

When searching on Google, results will usually have a snippet of text under them that contain a part of the information I'm looking for. However, visiting the result's webpage, that text may be ...
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How did Google search enter as top item in my Firefox address bar?

Since recently, Firefox (now on 78.4.1esr on Debian stable) is showing me a top-option to enter Google when typing things in the address bar. Needless to say, Google is not my default search engine, ...
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Prevent playing games on Google homepage with Screen Time

We use Apple Screen Time for parental controls. Our kids have access to google.com for searches. Access to other websites has to be granted by us (parents). If they search for "play tic tac toe&...
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Google search error: “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network”

From the last 10 days or so I'm getting this error when google searching. Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the ...
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Open link in a new tab

I am using Google Chrome and when I search Google, I see "Open results in new tab" switched on. I want it to be switched off all the time. If I hover my mouse over it, I see "You can ...
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Chrome "Did you mean to go to" banner

Whenever I search for a single-word term in Google via the Chrome omnibox, Chrome presents a suggestion to instead visit that term as an http://-prefixed "URL": Did you mean to go to http://...
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Google sites are not accessible under VPN when using a particular ISP

after connecting to a VPN using a particular ISP, I cannot access www.google.com. ping www.google.com is not working. This is the output: $ ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (216.58.200.196): 56 ...
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Google search results too wide in Edge and Chrome at recommended scaling in Windows 10

I have a 7th gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon with a FHD screen. The recommended scaling is at 150%, which for me works well for almost everything... except this little rendering issue that keeps bugging me. In ...
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Firefox Private Browsing: how to set search bar to use google.com/ncr by default?

Is there a place to change the Firefox installation so it uses google.com/ncr by default instead of the local google.com ? Other than having to set cookies each time the browser is opened, or install ...
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Excluding previously visited URL from new search

I am trying to find something on craigslist via google chrome. The search string looks like this "ItemDescription site:craigslist.org" However every time I search this results in quite a ...
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Chrome not opening google.com, address bar search?

I have never experienced anything like this. Here is what is happening: I cannot open google.com, not even in incognito mode. I can open google.co.in I cannot search via the address bar in chrome ...
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Search result is shown on Google search but not when searching on the site

I was searching the site https://www.hausarztberlin.de/hausarzt/ for "Knorpelschützende Substanzen" which led to following google search result page: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%...
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Why can't I see "shopping" in a Google search result?

I used to use this functionality, then it disappeared. I just though that Google had dropped it, as they do so many things. Then, just a few minutes ago, my partner mentioned that she had used it to ...
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How to remove yahoo redirect from google?

Although Chrome works fine, in safari, whenever I make a Google search, the results are returned in yahoo search, which suggests a malware in my Mac. How can I detect and remove this malware?
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How to Google Search - limit results on specific domain extension?

Is it possible to make a search which limits the search results to specific domains only i.e. .org (or any specific) extension? Years ago, I remembered it was possible...
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Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced when logged into Google?

Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced across devices when a user is logged into their Google account? See: chrome://settings/searchEngines > Other search engines Exploring the data that is ...
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