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Unable to Make Google.co.uk My Search Engine in Chrome or Edge [closed]

I give up with this. Have tried all the suggestions but every time I search I end up with a .com site and not .co.uk. So frustrating.
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How can I search in google for "@-"? [migrated]

@- expands to "stdin" in linux shell and I would like to get more info about this. Unfortunately I cannot find a way to search for this in google. I tried escaping using single and double ...
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Google Chrome keeps disabling a search engine shortcut

I recently changed my pc and I was always using the press tab to search on a site feature of chrome. I imported all my settings through the google account thingy but for whatever reason I was missing ...
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What affects my search results using Brave Search engine?

I am using Brave Browser and LibreWolf on the same computer and I have realized that I can get totally different results using Brave Search looking for the same thing. For example I have been looking ...
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Can YaCy search for pices of HTML code in crawled pages?

Does YaCy support searching the HTML source code of crawled web pages for arbitrary code? By this, I only mean the source of the HTML document itself, not referenced separate JavaScript or CSS files. ...
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How to add Huawei Petal Search to Browsers?

How to add the search engine Petal Search (Petalsearch) to Firefox? Although the question is about Firefox, I am interested to know about how to do this in Chromium, Brave, etc also. Details For ...
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How can I lock the "restore default search engines" button for Firefox without GUI on Linux

I have set the default search engine to DuckDuckGo via the policies.json file and removed all the other search engine from the list. But now I want to disable the option to restore all search engines ...
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How can I set the default search engine for Firefox without the GUI on Linux?

I want to automate the setup of Firefox on Linux, to harden it and change the default search engine. You can almost edit all configuration options via the user.js file, but not the default search ...
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Chrome - OriginType is controlling Search Engine Setting

My Chrome's default Search engine is set to http://search.5k8zh0i.com/s/e/search And i was not able to remove or change this settings as all the options were disabled. It says "OriginType is ...
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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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Remove item from Firefox context menu

With new version 89 of Firefox, when you are in some webpages, (I noticed it on YouTube and Mozilla Support) appears a new item when you right-click on the address bar screenshot below: you can ...
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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 does google find newly emerging websites? [closed]

Is there a place to download a list of newly emerging websites every day like search engines do? When I set up a new website, I do not create any backlink for it. How does google know my website and ...
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Search in outlook , dont search in specific folder X

I am trying to set a search tool or any configuration for search , to search everywhere besides specific folder ( the best is that I can add and remove which folders not to search in , but also if I ...
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How do I stop search engines from changing my searches?

Sometimes search engines will give you a suggestion link for what they think you meant, and I'm fine with this. However, when the search engine, right off the bat, ignores half the words in my search, ...
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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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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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Stop Firefox from suggesting site-specific search engines

I would like to disable Firefox's feature that suggests adding the search engine for the site I'm currently on to my available search engines. For example, if I click on the magnifying glass right now ...
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On any websites search bar, is there a way to make it recognize special symbols such as the # sign?

I'm looking up flashcards on a website and predictably it ignores the # sign in C#, so my results are all over the place. Is there any kind of escape character voodoo that works with search engines ...
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Set Ecosia as default Search (Engine) Provider in Chrome / Firefox

Our organisation is in the process of setting Ecosia as the default Search provider for all browsers and we will like achieve this by using the GPO template via your link here https://ecosia.zendesk....
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Failed submission of url to search engine sites

How to submit free domain/url to search engine site if it's requiring you to add or upload html code but you cannot change or edit the page source?
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How can I stop Google Chrome from prioritizing search results over previously visited websites?

The latest version of Google Chrome (74?) seems to have changed the search bar's behavior. It now lists search suggestions before previously visited websites. I find this annoying and want it to work ...
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Use a different search engine in Firefox Private mode

I want to set different default search engines for private and 'normal' browsing modes in Firefox, e.g use Google in normal mode, and Bing in private mode. I'm using Firefox 66.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, if ...
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How to enable Google Chrome automatically adding websites to my list of search engines?

Today I cleaned chrome's cache and found it lost many other search engine , only left some. I don't know where this other search engine gone and how them generated at first. But it is need much ...
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Can't make DuckDuckGo default search engine in Chrome

I added it on the list of engines, but I don't have option "Make Default" in menu for it. Another engines have it, but not DuckDuckGo. (I changed http to https - misspelled on lower screenshot)
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How to add a custom search engine in chromium 68.0.3440.75 in contextual menu like Opera?

I try to add custom search engines like Opera does, by right clicking on a custom search box : 'add custom search box'. Is there any way with chromium 68.0.3440.75 ? And how to use it without any ...
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Custom DuckDuckGo search engine in Firefox >= 57 Quantum

I use DuckDuckGo search engine. I have customized it and saved my settings to the cloud. Now I would like to use the customized version as my default Firefox 57 search engine. Is it possible to edit ...
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Opera 49.0 Can't Edit and Remove Default Search Engines (/ncr)

I want to use "google.com/ncr" but I can't edit or remove default search engines in Opera Browser. There is no way to do that. Redirection is pointless for me. I just want to search and get results ...
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How to edit search engines in Firefox Quantum?

I use several search engines in Firefox Quantum, each with 1 - 3 letter shortcuts (w for Wikipedia, m for Google Maps, etc.), and I need to modify the URL of one of the search engines. I remember ...
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How to disable DNS hijacking by my ISP in Firefox?

When I search for certain terms in the address bar of firefox, I get redirected to an extremely annoying "custom google search" page which has been foisted upon me by my ISP. I do not use google. I ...
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How to modify Firefox default search engine url without getting hands dirty

I'd like to adjust default firefox search engine's URI by replacing www with enrypted. How can I achieve that without getting hands dirty with firefox extensions or addons? I want just open text ...
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Firefox old-style search engine selection menu in drop-down

Sometime ago (don't remember exact version number) Firefox changed the way it presents a Search Engine selection menu in the search box. It used to be a regular menu - a vertically-oriented list of ...
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How to set google.com in Edge as default search (and not local version of search)?

I want to use google.com (global) as default search engine in Edge on Windows 10. Once I choose www.google.com from the list of discovered search engines (settings / advanced settings / choose search ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to toggle between Google search type tabs [Images, Maps, etc.] on SERP?

Is there a way to navigate or toggle between Google Search types via Keyboard Shortcut? For example, on the Google Search Engine Results Page I'd like to press: i to select the Images tab n to ...
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How to get rid of Level3 Search engine from Chrome? [duplicate]

Each time when I type some non-existing domain name in Chrome bar address, I'm redirected to Level3 Search engine. For example when going to: http://javauto.org, I'm getting the immediate redirect to:...
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howto view with curl meta data (search engine rich snippet)?

When I search for "slashdot", Google present me this rich snippet: How to view the meta data definition with curl? For example: curl https://slashdot.org/metadata.rdf. Is there some standard location ...
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Advanced Tomato: 'Recent Web Searches' log always empty

The Recent Web Searches never worked. I tried with several different search engines (StartPage, DDG, Google, Yahoo) and never logs something. I would like to enable that. The Recently Visited Web ...
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Rambler under Google search engine

These days somehow it started that whenever I search something with Google or any of my search engines in Opera only, I get search result in Rambler (in Russian language). In Preferences I don't have ...
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Bing search: Exact sentence with quotation marks

I using Bing.com for searching some text in the internet. In most of cases, I using this search query: "This is my exact text" This working as expected. Additionally, sometimes, I need to search ...
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Change default Firefox Search URL

NO, I don't want to change my search engine provider (all answers I found were merely on that topic...) - I just want to adapt Google's URL both for the address bar search and the search widget right ...
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How to find all websites matching the pattern website.edu/~<some_string>?

It's common among university lecturers to have their own web pages on the university domain and share resources there. If the name of a professor is John Smith then he his website may be harvard.edu/~...
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Did eBay remove itself from the list of Firefox search engines?

Firefox 49.0.1 Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 I no longer see eBay as a search engine in Firefox and can't seem to add it in or restore it back. It's also missing from another Firefox based browser bundle....
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IP has my listed in wrong state... how do I change this? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but my IP has me listed in Nebraska, and I'm in Atlanta, GA. It's becoming a nuisance because every search engine shows me Nebraska ...
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MyAllSearch.com Threat Hijack? [duplicate]

It seems like Iv'e been infected with some kind of chrome hijacker which changes my homepages to myallsearch.com. I removed the file from the system with SpyHunter, but after logging in again into ...
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How can i add a custom search to chrome when the URL doesn't change?

how can i add a custom search to chrome when the address doesn't change? I want to have a custom search of a site, https://www.mixcloud.com/, what do I put as the URL?
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Opera 37+ : Remove default search engines

Has anyone found a new way to get rid of the default search engines? Things have changed again since: Opera 31: Remove default Search Engines? and so far as I can tell, none of those answers apply ...
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Search a keyword exactly only on a specific list of web-pages?

I have a list of 307 web-page URLs. Is it possible to tell Google (or another search engine) to search a specific keyword EXACTLY only on those 307 websites? I have read some advices which tell to ...
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Using search prediction with custom Search Engine in Chrome

I am using a custom Search Engine in Google Chrome. Since I've changed it, URL predictions have completely stopped. How can I enable them again like they were earlier without changing the default ...
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Toggle between search engines in Google Chrome

How can I easily toggle between DuckDuckGo and Google in the omnibox? Is there a way to achieve it? Any plugins, shortcuts or so? The problem narrows down to changing the default search engine of ...
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Google: reverse search image by date?

Each time I try to combine the two I fail, yet this would be great to find the original version of an image. For time range: http://google.com/#q=search+string&tbm=isch&tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%...
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