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Returning date in Google search results

Sometimes when I search for articles on the net, I would like to see the year of the article to see if it's relevant for my search. Is it possible to return that in the search result of Google search ...
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Set Google SafeSearch by location/browser

My preferred browser is Chrome and I'm firmly in the Google camp. When I'm at work I would rather have my SafeSearch settings be set to "Strict", just in case some of my random searches catch on ...
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Filter Google search results to keyword appearing in subdomain or domain itself

While I'm aware that an allindomain operator doesn't exist, I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to achieve this with allinurl or similar in Google Search. allinurl: returns results containing the ...
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Is there a way to specify more precise site category in Google Search?

Is there a Google Search feature to show results from a very specific category? For example, show only results from software company websites, or social networking websites, etc. I am aware of a few ...
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Is there a way to keep Google Search settings when logged-in with the Google Account?

I have three computers, where I use three different browsers in each computer. I sometimes have to re-change the settings for Google search, even if I am logged-in with my Google Account. Is there a ...
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Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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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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Google Search: starring a result and refreshing — the star is not “sticking”

I'm a long time Google Bookmarks fan and I appreciate the integration with Google Search. For some reason, I'm typing a query like "maps national parks" and clicking the star on the result "United ...
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How to search for an email address in Google

You know how there are operators and other functions to make Google Search easier… Is there such thing for searching email addresses? For example, if you wanted to search in a website, you can type ...
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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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Use Google with specific local domain

I just moved from Sweden to France. Since I got here, everytime I loaded Google's search page I am asked if I want to change from google.se to google.fr. Seeing that I currently do more searches ...
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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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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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Does Google use Gmail to discover new links?

I've just read an article (source - it's German, I'm sorry) which reports that Microsoft uses Skype to discover new websites (probably for Bing). I know that Google makes use of Gmail to generate ...
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Shortcut to Google Images, News, More

I'd like to know if there is a shortcut to go to Google Images, Images, More... A way to navigate between this options. Like you can go trough the results with the UP/DOWN arrows, I don´t know if ...
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Can I cause a Google web search to take a long time?

Doing a Google search is normally very fast, despite the fact that the web has probably millions of terabytes of data, due to the fact that Google employs algorithms (like indexing) which allow for ...
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Search Pinboard and Google at the same time

Is there a way to search pinboard when I search google? Evernote has that kind of functionality. EDIT: The search functionality I'm looking for is the parallel search functionality that the evernote ...
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Google seach query without omitting similar results

Many times google omits search results which are similar (you can click on the last results page to show the omitted ones). How can I query google search without omitting the similar?
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Is it possible to turn off Google Search's word filter?

I've noticed that search suggestions (such as "marijuana", "The Pirate Bay", and various "swear words") are now being censored, i.e., not appearing in search suggestions despite being popular ...
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Exclude results from Google Search where keywords are in link titles instead of content

How can I make Google search exclude link titles from showing up as matching when I want the keywords to match on page content? For example, I want to find out how I can use the Kendo UI grid ...
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Is it possible to search for a specific HTML tag within a site using a search engine?

I want to search a single website for pages that do or do not have a canonical URL specified (<link rel='canonical' href='http://www.site.com/pageCannonicalUrl.htm' />). Is it possible to do ...
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How do I search for keywords in Google Docs, and see the results with context?

I have many documents stored on Google Docs as text or spreadsheets. In many of them I put little "todo: something notes" I would like to search though them and see a list somewhere Is that ...
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Disable the huge first result display when it shows sitelinks in Google Search

How can I disable this huge first result from displaying when I run a search in Google? It shows on big sites, CNN, BBC, etc. I'm using Google Chrome, is there a way to hide or disable the site ...
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Different results from Google Chrome and Internet Explorer using Google

When I search for .NET related questions on Google Chrome using Google, it does not display results from MSDN. When I do the same search from Internet Explorer I get results from MSDN. I clear out ...
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Google weather gadget/widget like the one on search

When searching for "weather " with google.com like http://www.google.com/search?q=weather+cupertino a formatted weather forecast with icons is shown before the first actual search result. Is there a ...
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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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What do these Google search operators/attributes mean?

In the Google Chrome search engines, there is the default engine URL defined as: ...
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How did Google find my site? [closed]

I've created a site on WordPress.com. On some of the posts on the blog my name appears. However I've never given my site name to anyone and I've never posted any links to my site anywhere on the ...
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Why does a search term with an ampersand get truncated? [closed]

Go to Google Image Search and put this in the search criteria (remove the double quotes and make sure there is a trailing space): "d&d animated series " Search gets truncated to "D". Why?
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Is it possible to turn off dependence of search terms (operator) order in Google search?

I used 4 search terms in a Google search in different order (no search operator at all, only terms) and get 220000 vs. 250000 results and different sites in top 30 search results. It's not tragic, ...
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How to get a random number from Google omnisearch textbox?

I'm aware that the google.com omnisearch textbox is capable of doing maths. However, is it capable of giving me a random number? (I'm too lazy to roll a dice.)
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Automatic search tool that used a link? Google or Bing [closed]

I remember there was a version of Google or Bing that you could input a search query, hit enter, and get the link for that, and send it to someone, and they could watch the query type itself out and ...
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How to show Google's word definition

If you type certain words in Google search, for example loquacious, Google will show some kind of dictionary definition for it, as well as how to spell the word. But for other words the word ...
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How to customize URL search conditions on Google

I want to be able to tell Google if [some string] is in the URL, don't include as a search result For example: If I want to do a search for "popcorn", the first thing that comes up as a result ...
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Google warning when searching for PGP keys

Why does google warn me when i search for PGP keys in a specific site? Does google think that I am Google Hacking? When i do the same search for other websites Google just says that it found no ...
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How can I make Google do one-shot searches in a specific language only?

When I use Google to search the web, I usually get German results first and English results later when I use search terms that make sense in both languages. Since I am German and live in Germany, this ...
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Do Google Search URLs contain sensitive (private) details?

I noticed that if I'm logged into Google Account (my Gmail and everything) and do a search in the address bar, the URL of the resultant page is really long. Now, I was wondering: is there any ...
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How to search a string which includes “$” in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I want to search this string in Google 'IPC$' But Google always removes the $, even if I try to ...
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Where is country information on google.com fetched from?

I am talking about the text that is shown right of search results on Google.com. For institutions, universities this is often the first sentence from Wikipedia. For countries it is not. When I ...
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Options for PDF files returned by Google search

Why are there three or two options for PDF files returned by Google search: cached and/or similar, and share? Particularly, "cached" isn't always available, but I hope to view it using "cached" since ...
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I deleted an account off of a website and it still shows up in Google searches?

Well pretty much I had two accounts that I really wanted to delete from 2 websites because they were embarrassing . I deleted both of them but whenever I search my name up on Google both of the ...
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How can I make Google Search default for all words with “allintext:”?

There is a hidden search option for Google to search for all words on the result page: allintext:. (See: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/1095/27469) Is there a possibility to add this option to ...
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Searching Google for files and pages which contain .something

I am doing some security research, and am wanting to search Google for hidden files that have been accidentally included in websites. These hidden Unix files are all ".filename" and ...
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Activating Google's “block results from this site” when you need it

Google search occasionally shows a "block results from this site" option but I am not sure when/why. I tend to always be logged in to my Gmail/Google account and like that it can personalize based on ...
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How to search ftp in Google?

I used to be able to do Advanced Search on Google, and search by 'type' (can't remember what they called it). It enabled me to choose between http and ftp and probably others. I need to search ftp ...
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Why doesn't Google Instant work for me?

Even though I have signed in, cleared all cache/cookies Google Instant still doesn't work for me. How can it be fixed? [Edit] The URL I use is www.google.com.vn. I see the dropdown keyword ...
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How to view the original URL of a file, which only causes a popup when clicked?

Foreword: I encountered this problem while trying to cite the Powerpoint for my Economics SE question. Attempt 1: I wish to determine the exact original URL of the Powerpoint discovered by ...
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What does the asterisk do in Google Search

What is the difference between bark*, bark and bark * in Google Search?
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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 Site on Google Exclude a Folder

I'm familiar with searching a specific website on Google. site:yahoo.com I'm in a situation where I need to exclude a certain folder. Which I would have expected to be as follows. site:yahoo.com ...