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When I search for something with Google, I often get a comment that goes something like

Whoa, your search query is too interesting; showing results that other users searched for instead.

(slightly paraphrased), with a link I can click on to show the results for my original query.
So my question is, is there a trick in Google's preferences, or using a command line parameter or something, that I can use to show my own search results immediately, skipping the stupid comment?

Note I don't mind Google asking me "Did you mean to search for (something else)" if it thinks I made a typo. This is about showing me results it knows I didn't ask for!

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Are you sure that's Google you're using? Not any phished search engine that looks like Google? Cause I never came across this. –  Bibhas Jan 18 '12 at 20:28
    
As an example, search for something with an underscore. For instance, one_two. Google will tell you it shows the results for one two (without the underscore) and gives you a link that will actually search for one_two, which is what I wanted in the first place. –  Mr Lister Jan 18 '12 at 20:38
    
wrap the text in double quote. search for "one_two" .. –  Bibhas Jan 18 '12 at 20:41
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I never came across this -> "Whoa, your search query is too interesting; showing results that other users searched for instead." What I get is -> i.imgur.com/tiN3i.png –  Bibhas Jan 18 '12 at 20:47
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Since you're looking to specify your search terms, you may already know this but you can also exclude certain parameters from your search results; simply add - to your search results. So you can search for something like "one_two" then add -"three four" -foobar to the end of it and it'll search for one_two but remove results that have the terms "three four" and "foobar" in them. –  White Phoenix Jan 18 '12 at 23:46
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Just wrap your query in double quote, that'll show you the results of the exact term you're searching for. So if you're trying to search one_two, you search for "one_two". that's all.

Update:
Check this page out for more searching tips of Google.

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