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Windows 7: Star on Google Search Results

05 Mar 2010   #1
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Star on Google Search Results

I guess I haven't been paying much attention but to the best of my knowledge, I don't remember seeing these stars next to Google Search Results. What are they for? I've searched Google for it but my results point to something Google that I don't use
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06 Mar 2010   #2
Eneswar

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I have no such stars on my browser (firefox) But I would guess its to put it in favourite or something
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07 Mar 2010   #3
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Anyone know how to get rid of the Google stars? It's affecting my middle clicking of search results which should open a selected result in a new tab. Some results will open in a new tab but most do not. At least that's what I'm thinking is the problem. It's the only thing that has changed recently.
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08 Mar 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like it is a Chrome/Google only thing,

Stars in search : Features - Web Search Help
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08 Mar 2010   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

No stars here running chrome.
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08 Mar 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks like it is a Chrome/Google only thing,

Stars in search : Features - Web Search Help
Nope also in firefox (as shown) and IE

Explained here http://www.google.com/support/websea...?answer=176057


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08 Mar 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guess I'll never see them then as I don't have and don't plan on having a Google account,

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Do I have to be signed in to star a result?

Yes. To see the changes you've made to a given search result the next time you do that search, you must be signed in to your Google Account. If you aren't signed in, you'll simply see standard, unmodified Google Web Search results.
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08 Mar 2010   #8
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Guess I'll never see them then as I don't have and don't plan on having a Google account,

Quote:
Do I have to be signed in to star a result?

Yes. To see the changes you've made to a given search result the next time you do that search, you must be signed in to your Google Account. If you aren't signed in, you'll simply see standard, unmodified Google Web Search results.
Yea, I'm not seeing them anymore either, lol. I'm done with Google and will now use Clusty as my search. I especially like the link previews.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks like it is a Chrome/Google only thing,

Stars in search : Features - Web Search Help
Nope also in firefox (as shown) and IE

Explained here Stars in search : Features - Web Search Help


Ken
Fine choice of snips!
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