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Google: what language is chr, and why is my homepage set there?

For reasons I can't fathom, my Google searches keep ending up at http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=chr. What language is 'chr' (I don't why I can't find this by searching Google, but I can't)? More ...
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Anonymize a Google Search URL

If I search Google Images for mountains of madness lovecraft, I get something like this URL: ...
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What is the real number of results in Google Images Search

Google Image Search Anyone know why when I search images in Google Image Search, in this example, the input is "Google", it says there are about 872.000.000 results. Then some images are thumnailed ...
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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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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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3answers
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Blocking all about.com websites (*.about.com) from my Google search results

I regularly block websites from my Google search results. I've had no trouble with this Google feature, with the notable exception of about.com. This website uses a million subdomains, making it hard ...
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How do I export my Google search history? [duplicate]

I'd like to export all of my search history into one file. This used to be easy, but apparently something changed in 2012 or so that the old way of doing stuff (as seen in ...
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1answer
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Why do I have HTML tags in my Google search results?

Recently (within the past week or so) my Google search results page has started to look a little different. I have HTML tags coming through (see screenshot below) that look like they're meant to style ...
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2answers
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Force Google Search to do absolutely exact match

Is there a way to do a real exact match in Google? Quotes or plus do not make it exact. I'm trying to search for the phrase "offset 0", but the results contain "offset: 0", which is not the same and ...
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How to force Google to not mind my location during search

I look for information about Tour de Pologne, the problem is that I want to know what foreign services say about it. I want to watch their videos with their comments but because I live in Poland I get ...
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1answer
212 views

Searching for mp3 files on Google

Is there any way to search for mp3 files on Google? I mean the results should be only mp3 files.
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1answer
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How to make google.com not redirect to my country's local version of Google search? [duplicate]

When I try to load google.com in my browser (Firefox), Google redirects me to its local version of Google Search for my country: Notice how, even though the URL is google.com, the page is ...
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1answer
823 views

When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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How to search the web for JavaScript using Google, or other crawler?

I know you can search Google for specific filetypes, so you can do filetype:js someCode However, Google doesn't seem to index JavaScript, or at least these results just seem to be HTML pages with a ...
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Getting the real destination link from google search [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Search for "wavetek4.pdf" via Google search: wavetek4.pdf. Look in the entry. Right mouse click on the link and it goes to Google. Not to the real site. Click on Share button ...
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How should I write the URL for a specific Google Search query?

Whenever I type a search query in Google Search, I am presented with long and complicated URLs like this one: ...
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Google Search Preferences not Sticking or Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren't my google preferences saving? I have had this problem for a long time, on various browsers, with Google Instant and without Google Instant, logged in in a ...