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A feature in the google search I use often is the specification of the search area (in my case Switzerland) to find a product in my country.

But since some days this so important feature has been hidden in some "search tools" and then again a dropdown list to choose it.

Some weeks ago it was just one click - now its 3 click and need to search the button and look at the nice animation...

Can I change the Google UI so that adding search parameters is fast again?

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Greasemonkey with firefox and this script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/152796. Finally got Google back the way it should be!

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Great - exactly what I wanted. With Greasemonkey for Firefox or in my case Tampermonkey extension for Chrome and installed that skript and the search tools are back again. Thanks –  FiveO Feb 27 '13 at 8:06
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no matter how google changes it's interface you can try to get used to this advanced search technique: site:ch which will limit the results to a .ch domain name

so you can search: laptop bag site:ch

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hmm - but site:ch (for Switzerland, sz is Swaziland :-)) will limit all results depending on the top-level domain. But there are really many websites with .com .org or others that are located in Switzerland - so it is not the same result setting "Pages from Switzerland" or "site:ch" –  FiveO Dec 22 '12 at 9:03
    
true indeed FiveO, edited my answer, and yes, it will limit the organic results to the .ch TLD –  Worst Dream Ever Dec 25 '12 at 19:05
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You could try to set it up here

http://www.google.com/preferences#languages

Although you may need an account for it to always remember you (depending on if you delete cookies regularly I guess).

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Well this limits the result in term of language - that's not suitable for me. Already in our small country we have 4 official languages - so search by language is not really possible. And I also want see english websites (so a fifth language) from switzerland in the search results... –  FiveO Dec 22 '12 at 9:05
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