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Windows 7: Google Instant

10 Sep 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can turn it off...i think you need a gmail account to do it. Once you are logged into gmail and you open google, you should see a top bar display. Go into Settings, Search settings, check DO NOT USE GOOGLE INSTANT.


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10 Sep 2010   #32
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You can turn it off...i think you need a gmail account to do it. Once you are logged into gmail and you open google, you should see a top bar display. Go into Settings, Search settings, check DO NOT USE GOOGLE INSTANT.
You don't need a Google/Gmail account. Search settings is there even when logged out.
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10 Sep 2010   #33
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You can turn it off...i think you need a gmail account to do it. Once you are logged into gmail and you open google, you should see a top bar display. Go into Settings, Search settings, check DO NOT USE GOOGLE INSTANT.
you can turn it off at the moment but google are taking that option away from us

taken from tweakguides

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Due to Google's new Google Instant feature, the existing Search Query Suggestions feature - which provides a list of suggested search terms as you type in the Google Search box - and which could previously be switched on or off, is now always on. A Google employee says that this is a deliberate decision by Google as part of their vision of a 'unified Google search experience', which means that just like the Everything Sidebar, it is unlikely Google will allow users to disable or alter this feature. Accordingly, I've added the solution to turning off the Query Suggestion feature to my revised Google Customization Guide. I have the feeling in coming months the guide will continue to grow as Google increasingly loses sight of the simplicity which made its search so popular in the first place.
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10 Sep 2010   #34
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
Due to Google's new Google Instant feature, the existing Search Query Suggestions feature - which provides a list of suggested search terms as you type in the Google Search box - and which could previously be switched on or off, is now always on. A Google employee says that this is a deliberate decision by Google as part of their vision of a 'unified Google search experience', which means that just like the Everything Sidebar, it is unlikely Google will allow users to disable or alter this feature. Accordingly, I've added the solution to turning off the Query Suggestion feature to my revised Google Customization Guide. I have the feeling in coming months the guide will continue to grow as Google increasingly loses sight of the simplicity which made its search so popular in the first place.
Great info. Thank you. I agree that Google seems to have lost sight why people used their search in the first place.
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10 Sep 2010   #35
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

They should always allow the user to disable it, IMO.
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10 Sep 2010   #36
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

No problem, there will probably be a userscript to disable that.
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10 Sep 2010   #37
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
No problem, there will probably be a userscript to disable that.
yes if you keep an eye on that tweakguides google guide he will post the solution up as soon as he figures it out
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10 Sep 2010   #38
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

All you would really have to do is run NoScript on that page, theoretically of course.
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10 Sep 2010   #39
quochunguit

Windows 7 Professonal
 
 

Now, You can turn on/off Google Instant search feature:

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10 Sep 2010   #40
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quochunguit View Post
Now, You can turn on/off Google Instant search feature:

Yeah, but we're talking about permanently disabling it when they decide to permanently enable it.
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