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Report Google web search results that contain offensive images

In Google Image Search, it's possible to report individual offensive images. How can I report web pages (or entire websites) that contain offensive images? These pages occasionally show up in search ...
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How do I turn off Google Suggest permanently?

There used to be an option for turning Google Suggest off permanently, but since Google Instant was launched it appears to be gone. A temporary solution is to open ...
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Access Google Search tools faster

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 ...
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Filter specific words from Google search suggestions

I'd like to stop specific search terms (such as "gaming", "newgrounds", and "knowyourmeme") from appearing in my Google Search suggestions, since these terms tend to distract me from what I'm actually ...
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How to search this on Google?

It's a little meta... .. But how do I "properly" search for something like Visual C++ Executable Stack on Google? (See below for an illustration of the problem.)
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On Google search, is there a way to disable autocomplete but keep Instant?

Google Instant has gotten to a level of speed that makes it extremely usable. Now that I like it, I'd like to turn off autocomplete, which seems to get in the way of the Instant results, more than ...
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Switch off drag and drop feature of Google image search

How do I turn off Google's drag and drop image-based search feature? When you go to the Google Image search engine, people can drop a picture into the search box and the results of the search will be ...
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Limit a Google search to history only

In Google, I want to seach for words "rungs" "lunar module" but I want to search only the pages I have visited in the last 7 days. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How do I restrict a Google search to a certain category?

I work with the programming language Scala. Unfortunately the name is also used in many other contexts. In Google Insights I can restrict the search to a certain category. In the filter section I can ...
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How to search old versions of web pages, e.g., YouTube videos?

3 days ago, Google changed the HTML of YouTube to not include the words "like 132" "dislike 10" etc. Now the ratings values of videos are encrypted in unsearchable buttons: <img ...
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How to increase the Google search results to display more than 100 results?

I’m trying to save all the URLs of my website that are indexed in Google, so I want to increase the displayed search results to more than 100. Is it possible? And if yes, how?
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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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How to set up a local Google Omnibox search with predictions? [closed]

I am from the UK and like to browse from Google.co.uk. When I am in a foreign country, the browsing from the omnibox goes to the local version, such as Google.co.il. When I try entering a custom ...
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How to get back Google's search tools

Google is seemingly opting out "search tools" features in its search results: A bunch of useful tools was in this menu before. For example, the "visited pages" and "reading level" filters. Now ...
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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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Can we teach Google Search sites that we prefer?

I know we can teach Google which sites we want blocked, but is there a way to let it know what sites we prefer. For example, when I search for a movie title I would rather Rotten Tomatoes to come up ...
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Keyboard-only usage of Google Search

How can I perform a Google search without using the mouse? I want to be able to: type in the search term and start the search ( possible already since I use a browser search bar ); navigate through ...
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Disable bold fonts on Google search results

Today Google started to display search results in a bold font. How can I bring back the normal way in which search results were displayed?
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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What does “tbm” mean in Google Search

What does "tbm" mean in Google Search? For example: https://www.google.com/?tbm=dsc
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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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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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How to get Google search to stop trying to fix my spelling?

For example, I'm searching for pages that contain the word "quiet". Google.com is happily returning hits with "quite" (and even showing them in bold!), even though that word obviously has nothing to ...
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Can a Google Apps admin see searches made by accounts?

Is it possible for the owners or admins of a Google Apps account to see the searches made by user accounts when those user accounts are logged in? My company switched its email system to Google. My ...
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How do I get pages marked +1 in Google search results to rise to the top?

I've noticed that pages where I have marked with +1 have "You +1'd this" in Google search results. However, it doesn't seem to affect the order of results, or there may be very small differences I ...
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Does LinkedIn access my cookies and Google search history for its suggestions? [closed]

LinkedIn seems to suggest people I may know. I believe, or it's my hypothesis, that LinkedIn scours information located in the cookie files on my computer and in some way accesses the information that ...
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How do I find something in Google cache?

Here's a scenario. Someone I don't fully trust posts on a forum that he saw some interesting materials in some specific Twitter account tweets and cites those materials. I want to be sure that ...
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Is it possible to see on which Google result page a website is?

I was just wondering whether or not it is possible to obtain information about the rank of a website for a given search term on Google, or on which page it is. E.g. if you search for 'computer' ...
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How to remove google search result?

How to remove google search result ? It contain my full name and surname and email address like personal information.
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Did Google just get rid of search history?

Google Instant is making me a little sick to my stomach. Does anybody know if they're logging all your "potential" searches? And whether or not your old search history still exists?
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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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Search with Wildcards and Quotations

I'm trying to find sentences of the following syntax (in French): "Paris, une ville ancienne, est la". Thus I typed the following into Google and Google Books: *, une * *, est la. Yet my search ...
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Google thinks my search is automatied and won't let me search

I connect to the internet through a VPN service. Is there anything I can do to not receive this? I'm not doing anything suspicious and the first Google search I do yields this. I trust Google ...
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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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Google search by date?

How can I list all Google search hits in order of date of page modification or indexing rather than by rank?
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How do I disable Google Instant Previews?

Is there an official way to disable the Google Instant Previews feature?
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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 ...
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Search GitHub source files via Google Search

I'm trying to search via Google to find a particular Ruby source file responsible for an issue and the OpenSSL function of interest is SSL_get_peer_certificate. If I find the function I'll probably ...
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How can I make Google include special characters to search for programming terms? [duplicate]

This comes up from time to time when I want to search for a line of code, and it's perhaps something common to many languages or is a word/phrase outside of programming. The special characters and ...
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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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Search Gmail for emails with no text (except for signature)

I want to create a Gmail filter that uses the Canned Responses labs feature to automatically send a reply to messages that have no text in the body, apart from any signatures. How can I do this?
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Google Instant Keyboard Navigation stopped working

I just noticed that the keyboard navigation stopped working for me in Google Chrome. I tried to re-activate Google Instant and to re-login, but that didn't solve it. How can I reactivate it? Or do you ...
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How to make Google speak British English?

Google.co.uk and google.com spell World in IPA differently. But if you press the speak button, both pronounce it as /wərld/ (AmEng). See screenshot from and from How can I make sure Google UK ...
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Show search results from my Google Bookmarks while doing a Google search

When I do a Google search, is there way (or setting) to show results from links stored in my Google Bookmarks (if any) at the top and then after that results from web? As of now, I have to search in ...
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How to get Google Currency Converter back

This is the currency converter and today I am not getting it on https://www.google.com/search?complete=0&q=1+usd+in+aed . Also I am getting a Search sidebar which I haven't seen for a long while ...
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Why does Google skip my search result?

Recently, I was actually searching for some pdf documents on Google. My search query was: conditions for view Serializability The result page looked like this: The first result was exactly what ...
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Filter or sort Google search results by “number of posts”

I love the "X Posts" flourish that adorns certain Google search results (usually indicating that the link leads to some sort of forum). Is there a way to limit results to only those with posts, or ...
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Google Search—set search language

When I'm searching on Google, I usually use English. But sometimes I need results in a specific language only (Czech). So I checked it in settings: But when I want to search, I now have only two ...
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How do I change my Google search location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access google.com outside the US? Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? When searching google by using the Chrome (12.0 ...
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How do I search for businesses in a specific area on Google and sort by rating?

I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which of Google's properties will allow me to do this seemingly simple search: I want a list of businesses in a specific area, sorted by customer rating. For ...