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Windows 7: Google instant search

19 Dec 2012   #1
Herm61

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 
Google instant search

I hate . Is there a way to turn this off? Iíve tried lots of suggestions. My preferences say they are changed but donít stick even when Iím logged on.


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19 Dec 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Herm61 View Post
I hate . Is there a way to turn this off? Iíve tried lots of suggestions. My preferences say they are changed but donít stick even when Iím logged on.
Most browsers allow you to search from the address field (the place where you type the web address). Google does not do instant returns when that field is used (at least not for me).

As far as getting the Google search preferences to stick - I understand that you have tried lots of suggestions, but since I don't know what you have tried, my suggestions might be redundant: Clear out cookies and temp files (uncheck the option to save stuff for bookmarked sites)... then set your Google search preferences again.
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19 Dec 2012   #3
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

What browser are you using?
You should have some kind of option to stop search suggestions, I am using Firefox and here's a screenshot of the search engine manager.

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19 Dec 2012   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

@Bongo - that would turn off search suggestions - the OP (and I) don't like Google's instant search returns. These happen when using the search field inside Google's web page. e.g. you type insta and you might see returns for instagram:
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These are the settings that are not sticking for the OP - it might be a bad cookie thing.
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19 Dec 2012   #5
Bongo

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OK I understand now, I'm so used to using it from the toolbar that I forget about the webpage.

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