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 this important feature has been hidden in some "search tools" and then again a dropdown list to choose it.

Some weeks ago it was just one click - now it's 3 click and need to search the button and look at the nice animation...

Can I change the Google UI so that adding search parameters is fast again?

screen shot of search menus


Greasemonkey with Firefox and a userscript finally got Google back the way it should be!

  • Great - exactly what I wanted. With Greasemonkey for Firefox or in my case Tampermonkey extension for Chrome and installed that skript and the search tools are back again. Thanks – FiveO Feb 27 '13 at 8:06

No matter how Google changes its interface you can try to get used to this advanced search technique: site:ch which will limit the results to a .ch domain name.

So you can search: laptop bag site:ch

  • hmm - but site:ch (for Switzerland, sz is Swaziland :-)) will limit all results depending on the top-level domain. But there are really many websites with .com .org or others that are located in Switzerland - so it is not the same result setting "Pages from Switzerland" or "site:ch" – FiveO Dec 22 '12 at 9:03
  • true indeed FiveO, edited my answer, and yes, it will limit the organic results to the .ch TLD – Worst Dream Ever Dec 25 '12 at 19:05

You could try to set it up here


Although you may need an account for it to always remember you (depending on if you delete cookies regularly I guess).

  • Well this limits the result in term of language - that's not suitable for me. Already in our small country we have 4 official languages - so search by language is not really possible. And I also want see english websites (so a fifth language) from switzerland in the search results... – FiveO Dec 22 '12 at 9:05

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