Questions tagged [google-search]

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How can I find all the websites I have been to on my Chrome browser?

I need to find all websites I have been to on my Chrome browser in order to find the websites whose names I've forgotten.
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How can I remove a previously public but now private GitHub repository from showing up on Google Search? [migrated]

My GitHub repository named "mywebsite-io" (not the actual name) was a public repository for a few months and was indexed to Google Search before I converted it to private. When searching &...
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how to search multiple names if present in a website? [migrated]

I was thinking if there is any way search in google or other way to see multiple names or title if present in a website (although different web pages) and show list of pages found with targeted names? ...
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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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Option to enable “Extensions toolbar menu” is not showing in Chrome

I want to add extensions on the Chrome toolbar. In the "Extensions" icon, only a few extensions are showing to pin. I want to pin more. Secondly, when I type “chrome://flags” to enable the &...
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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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Does anyone else have had “Error 403 (Forbidden)!!1” error in Google web search?

I have this problem with Google search webpage, I can go into www.google.com, and see the Google logo and everything. When looking for any word, the returning page is bellow: Then, the first thing ...
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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: picture of google trending searches on Chrome Desktop on Windows 10 How can ...
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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 can I remove a language of Google Chrome?

When I tried to remove the Kannada language from my Google Chrome page, it was successfully removed. - but it came back, again!!
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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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Favicon disappeared in Google search results

Recently, favicon disappeared from Google search results, maybe there is a setting or addon for chrome to get them back? Without them, it became difficult to navigate the results. DuckDuckGo vs Google
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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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Google chrome knowledge panel is smaller than usual

Changed my chrome account yesterday and the right googling panel became smaller than usual for some reason. The first screenshot is a common chrome window, the second one is an incognito window. How ...
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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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Disable Google search page autocompletion (“auto-suggestion”), FIREFOX

This question has been asked a lot ... in the past I used to be able to be able to accomplish this by going to this URL: www.google.co.uk/webhp?complete=0&hl=en ... but that hasn't worked for ...
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Using Firefox search bar with Google search engines and multiple Google accounts

In Firefox, when I use the search bar w/ Google search engines (Google, Google Images, YouTube, etc.) (which I do many times every day - any random thing that I need to search for), the resulting tab ...
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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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Chrome search keeps on redirecting me to reCAPTCHA

Since yesterday, each time I make a google search, chrome redirects me to a reCAPTCHA page. I have to pass the robot test before I can access my search results. One time like that would be fine but ...
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Chrome custom search engine - help to make it work on some sites

Can someone help me with a problem I'm having? Setting up custom bookmarks just doesn't seem to work on some sites. I for example want one for playstationtrophies.org and it doesn't display search ...
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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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Google Chrome User History

I opened chrome web browser on my home desktop PC. I have two "persons", my personal user and also my work user when occasionally I work from my home desktop. After opening my personal user chrome, I ...
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How to automatically append a certain phrase to all google search queries? Purpose: block certain domains

Basically Google doesn't have a "site exclusion" list AFAIK. Therefore the same crap sites keep polluting the search results again and again. What I would like is a way to automatically add "-site:x....
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Google “Feeling Lucky” url causing redirect notice

I've noticed the feeling lucky url (with btnI query parameter) is now resulting in a redirect notice page. What's the deal?
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Cannot use Google Search Tools from one account in Chrome

I'm using 3 accounts in Chrome*, everything works fine for 2 of them. For the 3rd (default) one, the Google Search Tools components are not clickable. For instance, hovering the cursor over "Any time" ...
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Firefox: add Google search engine - why no such option in search/address bar?

I wanted to find a way to add Google search engine to Firefox on currently used Linux Mint. I've read e.g. that post How to add search engine using Firefox's address bar?. But when on google.com ...
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Different ip address shown on google search

I'm trying to find out my ip address and I get different answers, can someone explain me why ? ip a 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 ...
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How do I remove the favicons from Google search results?

See the favicons with the red box around them. This is a recent addition and is not caused by anything else as it's a fresh install of chrome. I would like to disable these. Is there a setting in ...
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Why Google doesn't search in wikipedia history section?

I'm just registered and have some stupid question. Why google doesn't show information from "view history" pages on wikipedia? For example, on this history page if I google any text I won't get result....
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Google services slow in Google Chrome

Since at least 2019/07/10, on 3 different Windows 10 PCs (mix of v1809 and v1903) used by 2 different users, we're experiencing a problem whereby seemingly all Google services (Google Maps, YouTube, ...
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Google Chrome Blank Screen

Any google search results page gives me a blank screen. The search results are there; I can click on them blindly. I cannot see the page at all. I've tried multiple browsers, so the problem is not ...
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JavaScript bookmark with keyword no longer working in Firefox 68

I have a Firefox bookmark set up for searching the current site, with location javascript:{location.href="http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:"+window.location.hostname+"%20%s"}; and keyword cs. ...
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How to get GitHub account to show up on Google search [duplicate]

My question is the same as in the link provided below but when I go to Google Search Console it asks me to verify my Github profile https://github.com/[xyz] by inserting an HTML file. I am unsure ...
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Waterfox automatically Google searching while still typing in address bar

I have the strangest problem I can't seem to find anyone else online having. While typing (as in without pressing 'enter') anything in the address bar, not 3 characters into my string, the page ...

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