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Windows 7: Google Instant

10 Sep 2010   #41
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

I'm confused about all the hype behind Instant. All it does it start loading the pages without hitting enter.

I find it a waste. I think it is a distraction of pages loading while you are typing your search.

I'm going to stick to the classic "enter" way.


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10 Sep 2010   #42
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

[QUOTE It's good, but I still prefer traditional search. I'd like it to find my complete thought. Otherwise, it's like the Bing commercials where someone says a word and it keeps finding things you don't want.[/QUOTE]

+1.
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10 Sep 2010   #43
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I hate it. I will type and search the way I want to. There are thousands of post on Google forum complaining that they can't turn if off. Google spoke person posted that instant can't be turned off. I have tried there option of turning it off when I was signed in and signed off. I can't turn it off. Note. When I went there I noticed; after the post you have a yes or no, was this post helpful is turned off. I couldn't make them work.
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10 Sep 2010   #44
DarkEnergy

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think it's ok, but from my testing it only works with "www.google.com" not .co.uk

I can use the classic search using google.co.uk not sure about other languages.

If not then https://www.google.com or https://encrypted.google.com - neither of those 2 seem to be using instant, but you'll lose the google images and other stuff on the top bar
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11 Sep 2010   #45
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I get the same thing when using the two sites you posted but thank you for trying DarkEnergy
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11 Sep 2010   #46
DarkEnergy

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So Google instant works with https for you?

I don't see why it's not working on https on mine as it's a .com site not country specific, unless it goes by your ip? I'd like to be able to use instant on https as that's what I use.

If I type google.com it switches to .co.uk, and I can't use instant. The only way I can ever get instant to work is to use google.com/ncr which forces to google.com.
Tried both Firefox and Chrome - strange that I'm getting different results to you.
Maybe it's where it's a new feature and it's not fully stable yet.

I don't see why it's something to hate, it's what I always wanted as I always use short search terms to get the results I want faster. I can almost guarantee everyone who hates it will end up loving it after a while when you get used to it. The only thing I'm not liking is the very slight delay when the search results pop up, it feels a bit laggy but they will probably up the speed soon no doubt
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11 Sep 2010   #47
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Sure glad I could turn it off! It was annoying as h377
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12 Sep 2010   #48
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't dislike it but I don't think it particularly useful. Rather amused that it doesn't appear at all in Google Chrome Dev build. I looked it up and was advised to clear my cache. Did that, still no Instant
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12 Sep 2010   #49
DaMiFo24

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
I'm confused about all the hype behind Instant. All it does it start loading the pages without hitting enter.

I find it a waste. I think it is a distraction of pages loading while you are typing your search.

I'm going to stick to the classic "enter" way.

I agree with you 100%. I also just started to think about how it would effect people who still have slow computers.
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12 Sep 2010   #50
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doesn't work for me at all in Firefox, and going to keep it that way. Probably has something to do with the OptimizeGoogle extension I have, and that I have most of everything Google blocked with it.
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