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Windows 7: Google Instant

14 Sep 2010   #61
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

not a fan. I type too fast. And I'm stubbern


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14 Sep 2010   #62
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I like it a lot although it did throw me off at first when my screen started changing LOL
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15 Sep 2010   #63
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Google Instant -- Type your Alphabet

Hi all
This Google instant I DON'T like -- for example it is SUPPOSED to throw up a list of what it thinks you might like.

So on D it gave me DEBENHAMS a large UK store I can't EVER remember going anywhere near in my life and in any case I UTTERLY LOATHE AND DETEST RETAIL shopping of any kind --buying cars are an exception but that's not really "shopping" in the sense of traipsing around retail stores in a mall or High St.

I suspect its not really "Instant" they are trying to flog but another "sneaky set" of the 21st century version of "Subliminal Advertising".

I ran an A -Z just for fun and it just seemed to go for large corporate brands - very few of which have I ever dealt with or even visited their web sites.

If you've got an interesting "suggestion" from google Instant just post it --it would be interesting to see what others get.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Sep 2010   #64
Everlong

 

If you don't like it you can turn it off. The option is to the right of the search bar.

If I type "D", then I get DFS company as the top result, even though I've never been there. Though it's probably doing it on purpose as I hate DFS adverts on TV with their weekly double savings sale crap.
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15 Sep 2010   #65
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
If you don't like it you can turn it off. The option is to the right of the search bar.

If I type "D", then I get DFS company as the top result, even though I've never been there. Though it's probably doing it on purpose as I hate DFS adverts on TV with their weekly double savings sale crap.
Hi there
Is DFS that company for as long as I can ever remember has been having "Sales Must End on Sun dd/mm/yy" and then a few days later ANOTHER "Must End sale appears".

I don't know who has EVER paid list price for one of these objects.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Sep 2010   #66
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
If you don't like it you can turn it off. The option is to the right of the search bar.

If I type "D", then I get DFS company as the top result, even though I've never been there. Though it's probably doing it on purpose as I hate DFS adverts on TV with their weekly double savings sale crap.
Hi there
Is DFS that company for as long as I can ever remember has been having "Sales Must End on Sun dd/mm/yy" and then a few days later ANOTHER "Must End sale appears".

I don't know who has EVER paid list price for one of these objects.

Cheers
jimbo
Yea that's the company. I don't think I've ever seen them NOT have a sale.
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16 Sep 2010   #67
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It might be tied into location, in part. Both of you are showing an European location according to the info below your sig and both of your results with "D" have provided European results.
I'm in Florida, US, close to Orlando and "D" gives me:
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Perhaps the more Google Instant is used the more it learns. I'm sure there must be some type of local algorithm that coordinates with your previous search history over time.

A guess on my part, to be certain, but interesting nonetheless.

Then again, Jimbo, your thoughts regarding the corporatist/promotional/advertising aspect has more legs than my idea.


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16 Sep 2010   #68
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Google instant which I like isn't supported in IE9b.
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16 Sep 2010   #69
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I can not find a way to turn instant off, Nor can a few million other users.
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16 Sep 2010   #70
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I can not find a way to turn instant off, Nor can a few million other users.

Here's where the option to turn it off is for me.
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