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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 ...
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

If I search soccer, it inevitably excludes most of the non-American sources of the sport because they call it football. If I search football, resources for American football shows up in large ...
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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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Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search?

Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search? Where can I find it then?
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How to google for “extern void*”? [duplicate]

I want to search for a specific string that unfortunately contains google wildcards (*). How can I search pages where the exact string extern void* appears. (Some of you might have guessed that I am ...
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How to Google search “filetype:x” union “filetype:y”?

I'm trying to do a search for all torrent files and pdf files related to "secrets of the javascript ninja". I can do them individually as shown: "secrets of the javascript ninja" filetype:pdf ...
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query?

When searching Google I often want to share a link to my search. (not to a search result, to the current page with the results) Many years ago Google used to have excellent URLs. For example: ...
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Search Google Images with a specific aspect ratio

Is there a way to filter by aspect ratio on Google Image Search? I need to find images with a ratio of 2:1 but Google only offers me some generic terms like "wide".
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How to download our Google Web History?

In Google Web History, I can view all my past web searches. How can I download this data, instead of viewing them page by page on the website?
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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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Is it possible to navigate in Google using only shortcuts?

Gmail has amazing functionality, which enables to use it effectively with vim-like shortcuts. I'm wondering whether there are shortcuts for Google search page as well. Do you know which shortcuts ...
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Google search to give day given date

I often want a day given a date. Is there a quick Google query that will immediately give me the calendar day given a date, in the same way that I get an immediate result for the queries 23*35 and ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Universal Search (not see videos & images in results)?

In 2007 Google introduced Universal Search (sometimes called blended search), and started including images and videos in the regular search results page. I don't want to see those results. I know how ...
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When an already published blogpost content gets edited or modified, does google re index it?

I am a blogger and just curious about how google index blogs in case they modified . so When an already published blogpost content getd edited or modified , does google re index it ?
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How do I sort search results by date in Google Support Forums?

Google's official support forums leave a lot to be desired as far as finding helpful information (they really should be powered by StackExchange!) Is there any way to sort search results by date ...
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Return multiple Google search results in same query

Is there a way to search for more than one topic at a time in Google? For example, I wish to look for speeches for President Obama, President Bush, and President Clinton and didn't want to do a ...
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Excluding an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains

How does one exclude an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains, because searching Google for real help with the -superuser.com still doesn't stop the results from being ...
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What does the grey color in some synonyms in Google define mean?

For example, here is the definition of zealous I find when searching define zealous: Why are hard-core, overkeen and literary in grey?
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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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Trends and numbers of searches made in Google Search

How you can see the trend of a specific sentence as searched on Google? For example: How do I see the number of searches for "banana cake" on a monthly basis? Does Google have some function which ...
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Keeping record of the result of Google's “I’m feeling lucky”

The button “I’m feeling lucky” in Google directs you straight to the first search result. That link changes with, at least, user and time. I might be interested in keeping proof about what that link ...
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Google reverse image search in a specific site

I want to use Google (or any other good option) to search for a specific image inside a specific site. I go to http://images.google.com/ Click on that small camera icon Paste the image URL Now I see ...
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How to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search no matter which country I choose?

I have found a way to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search. But I'm confused that when I switch search engine to different countries other than .com, like .com.hk or ...
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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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Make a Google+ post visible to all users but invisible to Google search

I know that the Public circle is like a free-for-all and people can find your posts for the Public circle using search engines. I'd like my posts to be visible to only G+ users. How do I set my posts ...
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Where can I find related Google searches for a given search query?

I've noticed that Google (and some other search engines, such as Bing) display related search results under a "People also search for" heading. Is it possible to view a complete list of related Google ...
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I want to see a page dated in Dec 2012, how to I do it?

This is Google's cache of http://www.seab.gov.sg/. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 15 Jan 2013 05:31:28 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime.
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How to get the Google search history of myself

Can I get my Google search history starting from the moment I started using the Google search engine?
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It is possible for Google Search to give me results (prioritized) from Google History/Bookmarks?

The title pretty much summarizes what I want to know. Long time ago, I remember something called Google Custom Search, but I'm afraid that Google shut down that service too. Anyway, I love to bookmark ...
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Googling for a string not in another

Is there a way to search Google for a Web page that has a specific word even not as part of a specific phrase? For example: Let's say I want to search for license, and my search turns up many pages ...
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Stop Google search personalization keeping search history

I know I can stop Google search personalization by not logging in or clearing web history. What I want to do is to keep my search history, but stop Google to personalize my search query. Because I ...
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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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Why do the “privacy versions” of Google search (i.e. Scroogle, StartingPage) not return exactly the same results?

There are at least a couple of "don't track me" search sites which get their search results from Google. (I'm thinking of Scroogle.org and StartingPage.com). [Note: I don't know exactly how ...
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How to google search and not have results be influenced by cookies/IP location etc?

http://vanillaresults.com/ does not work.
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Google search from global sites

If I search Google from different countries (e.c. google.de, google.co.uk, google.fr, etc.), will they all bring exactly the same search results? Will the order be different?
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How-to make Google Search not cut off topic with an ellipsis?

I have a modern monitor from today's century, with a resolution more than 640x480 pixels. Yes seriously! =) Anyways, for some reason I have failed to understand, Google Search cut off the topic with ...
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“More results from” (same domain) on Bing

On Google Search, if a search returns multiple results from the same site (e.g., forum sites, Super User...), you get a "More results from..." at the bottom to basically redo the original search with ...
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How do you search “sam.as.sam@example.com” in Google?

How do you search an email address with dot inside, such as "sam.as.sam@example.com", in Google? When I search it with double quotation marks surrounded, the dots "." are always omitted. Any way out? ...
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Searching symbols, non-letter characters in Google [duplicate]

I'd like to search the internet for a string containing a few symbols, namely dashes, pipes and angle brackets. I tried searching for them by typing them into Google but it seems to ignore the ...
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Ads not from this site in Google Search

When using Google Search, there was a section of ads labelled with "Ads not from this site" Is it normal?
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Change date format in Google search

In Google, when you turn on web history, Google shows which links you have visited before and when. But the date format is in MM/DD/YY and I want to display it in the DD/MM/YY format. Is there any way ...
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Regaining Google's Old Style Homepage Layout? [closed]

Google Chrome's recent update and of its homepage has incorporated smaller website thumbnails underneath its search dialogue box. I prefer the old layout where you could switch between larger website ...
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Google Search Operator: Does “-nofollow” exclude websites where links are nofollow?

I've seen someone using search operator -nofollow to find websites where links are dofollow and he claimed that this query can exclude websites whose HTML source code contains nofollow. Well, ...
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Searching for Google Maps direction by query

When I want to get directions between two well-known places, I enter a query like "from Heaven to Hell" into Google, then switch to Maps tab and the route is there (provided that Heaven and Hell are ...
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Is it possible to list resulted papers by number of its citation in Google Scholar?

I use Google Scholar to search papers a lot. When I type in the key words, Google Scholar finds papers which contain those key words. I’m wondering, can Google Scholar sort these papers by their ...
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How can I find cached file of Google Chrome? [closed]

What I want to do is making application that uses chrome cache file which is saved in local disk. (Only separate cached file. e.g. f_001bf0) ChromeCacheView application is very similar with my ...
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Is there preference settings so Google stops favoring recent news?

Doug Saunders ask, on Twitter, Is there a way to turn off Google's recent-news precedence so it strictly searches by backlink count, as it used to do?