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Copying a Google “Maps” search field to an “Image” search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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Googling “Time in [location]” does not work when logged in

Normally, googling "Time in Paris" or "Time in California" will output the local time at the given location in a small box, like so: However, for me, this only work when I'm not logged in. As soon ...
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Quotation marks in Google Search

I have been always using quotation marks " " to find exactly what I was looking for in the Google Search engine. Example: even if you typed in Google something awkward like "9dj 9j 90a j0 32" it ...
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Turn off Google Instant with a URL parameter

Is there a URL parameter to turn off Google Instant? Google Instant overrides other URL parameters. This affects Firefox toolbar search users and anyone who uses bookmarks or favorites with custom ...
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Sort Google Search results by date?

Is there a way to sort Google Search results by date? (I know how to limit the search to a particular time period.)
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Shortcut to Google search bar on IE 11

We use IE 11 for work and I just want to know if there's a shortcut to the Google search bar?
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How do I find the earliest / original instance of an image on the web?

I'm curious about the etymology (aka "origin") of this image I found on the web: How would I go about finding the earliest websearch result for this image? Yes, I can use TinEye to find other ...
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How can I get Google to stop thinking I'm a Bot?

So, I'm getting the occasional CAPTCHA message, which is irritating but fine, but occasionally Google just blocks my network wholesale. I've submitted automated requests to unblock it, but I have no ...
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Why does Google always show an unflattering image of Trump? [closed]

When searching for a celebrity or politician, Google will almost always show a photo of that person on the right hand side panel, along with some relevant facts and almost always a Wikipedia link. ...
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Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added

In Firefox, after searching for some keyword in Google and getting a list of results, I would like to copy the link address of a particular result. But I find that the link address is not the actual ...
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How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
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Can I configure Google to favour fresh publications and/or use particular time frame by default?

I have found myself clicking Search tools - Past year / Past month too often, in the majority of the cases when I search I am looking for fresh publications as information gets obsolete quickly in my ...
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
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False-positive Google search results that come from inner website search tool

I would like to know if there exists a name and maybe explanation for a phenomenon described below: I type into Google (or other search engine) words "chicken quick recipes". I click the first ...
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Google Search to show only results with IP addresses

Is there a way that I could get Google Search to return only results with IP addresses in the URL?
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How can one send multiple word OR queries to Google?

I am trying to send Google a search query with several units, some containing more than one word, separated by the boolean operator OR. Usually I'd write: (Oneword, Two words, Something containing ...
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How do I escape Google functional characters?

How do you search searches that include Google functional characters, like - * " on Google? For example, how would one search for "Hello World" with the quotes included into the search?
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Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is ...
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Is there a new way to remove sites from Google search results?

A while ago I got fed up with continuously finding w3schools in my search results when I wanted detailed, technically correct information. To fix this without having to continuously append ...
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How to get Google definition search in other languages?

The previous version of Google's definition: search, showed some language options, so I could lookup the definition of a term in other languages. But since they updated it, I can't find those options ...
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Is there a way to get Google Search to give you definitions for words in languages other than English?

If I google perspicacious, Google Search correctly infers that I want a definition and just includes it at the top of the results. For more common words, like vanish, I would have to write define ...
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Google search results from custom time/date range

The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results from the past 3 hours, for example? From the past 2 years would also be useful for me. Related: ...
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Disable Scientific Notation in Google's Unit Converter

Google has improved its calculator a few years ago, and that update has brought scientific notation to the results. Before this update (years ago), when I searched "1 month in seconds", Google gave ...
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How can I make Google prioritize StackOverflow results?

I don't want site:stackoverflow.com (that rules out other sites). I don't want to star stackoverflow.com Google results (that's too manual). I want to search Google such that any stackoverflow.com ...
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How to get a random number from Google omnibar?

Is there any command to get a random number from omnibar? E.g. like how we can type 21 + 56 and it will show 77:
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To block private Instagram profile from Google Search?

Many social media application have setting by which you can prevent your profile in Google search. However, Instagram does not have it. They also ignore the users' feedback by not offering customer ...
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Searching for video format like searching for mp3

Based on this question, I can use this: -inurl:(htm|html|php) in title:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +mp3 "name_of_what_I_am_looking_for" To search for all mp3 ...
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When did “plus” stop working in Google search?

When I search on Google and use + to indicate that a word must be on the page I'm searching, why do I get a bunch of results without that word?
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Is there a way to make Google search results default to “Past Year”?

Mostly self-explanatory... Every time I perform a Google search I would like it to display results using the "Past Year" option from the "More Search Tools" menu on the left by default. My main ...
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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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Longer Google autocomplete lists?

Is it possible to have more items in the Google autocomplete suggestions as you type?
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How to use Disconnect search from the address bar?

I like https://search.disconnect.me/ as a privacy respecting front-end for Google Search. I would like to find out how I can evoke Disconnect searches by adding search terms at the end of the URL in ...
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Find web page(s) that links to a specific page in Google Search

I got an article from some page, I don't know which. Is there some Google search way of finding the parent page? Say for example from page A I navigated to page B. Page B is a PDF document. How to ...
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URL for “I'm Feeling Lucky” within specific site

I'm looking for an URL that goes directly to the first Google hit from a certain domain as in "I'm Feeling Lucky" but limited to a certain domain. I'm using this formula, but it typically doesn't ...
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How to increase LinkedIn X-Ray search result count?

I am using LinkedIn X-Ray Search to get information. Problem: Maximum number of results is 1000. I had tried start=1001 it is not working. How to overcome this problem?
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How to google all sites that use particular wiki engine

I know that Google has code search that helps to find something within code. I wonder if there is any way to get list of sites that uses particular engine? For example find all sites that use XWiki ...
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Is there a way to show the stats of a specified search query (especially for the ones that appear in autocomplete dropdown)?

How do I check the popularity of a particular search query in Google? How to see the stats info on it? Long ago, in the past, I could even see some number at the right side of an item in autocomplete ...
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How to limit a phrase search to official announcements?

How can I search a saying, or a quote (I mean, real quote) in Google? For example, I want to search for any statement from The Supreme Court that has this keyword: the fact that. Is it possible?
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Can I ban a language from a Google search? [duplicate]

Because of my geolocation Google search engine shows me links in inappropriate language. Is it possible to ban the language from a search result? EDIT: i want to forbid certain language, not to ...
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How can I prevent YouTube comments from showing as my video description in Google Search results?

I was Googling my own site and saw this in the search results: I was rather annoyed to see that somebody's comment was being used for the video description, instead of the actual description ...
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How do I tell Google that I prefer Python3 results?

Google is supposed to learn what results I want. However, it continually produces the Python 2 documentation when I'm searching. Obviously it's only another click or two, or I could type "3" in my ...
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How to stop google from changing results according to the links you press

Basically the title. I'm talking about how Google results seem to change to stuff about your region, and on links that you click often, it seems to rise to the top. Is there a way to stop that? I ...
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Report dishonest websites to Google Search

Often I land on sites via Google Search that provide different content to the user than what is shown to the crawler. For me, this is time-consuming to visit and check pages that are maliciously ...
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How can I do a Google search about github without getting results from public repositories?

I tried to search a private code base on github for a string that included a [*. It gave me a pretty 500 error page so I jumped over to Google and searched for "github search special characters". ...
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Syntax to see route planning between two points?

In most cases, to find out a distance or expected travel time between two points, I use Google maps (using Chrome, desktop PC). To do so, the typical steps are: Type a location (say 'Munich') into ...
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Does Google read text on my screen to improve near-future search results?

I've noticed that when I am reading about something online, and I open a new tab to google something was I reading about, whatever I had in mind comes up almost immediately in the suggestions. For ...
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Where does Google get its dictionary data?

Use define: in Google and you will get dictionary definitions and etymologies. For instance: define: dictionary. Where is Google getting the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations? I doubt they ...
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Google keeps redirecting me to a country domain [duplicate]

I installed a new OS and I added Google Chrome to it. Now whenever I search for something it searches in google.com.cy. I do not want to keep searching there; I want it to search in google.com. For ...
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URL format for Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

I have 3 or 4 keywords I want to send from my PHP page to Google and return one page as if I had gone on to Google's site and searched using "I'm feeling lucky." Does anyone know how to supply the ...
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Why aren't my Google preferences saving?

In Google Search preferences, there is an option to open search results in a new window. This has never ever worked for me, on any browser. Why? Also, with the newer Google options on the lefthand ...