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Questions tagged [google-search]

Search engine owned and developed by Google

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Is there a way to search for PDFs with high image content?

Images are embedded inside a PDF hence it's very hard to know. Is there a way to search in Google Search to have PDFs as results which have lots of images in them? I do know filetype:pdf trick, but ...
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How to get search content from different locations?

On a desktop computer, whenever we use Google search, we get results of nearby locations only. Is it possible to get more search results of other locations? If yes, what I need to do in my desktop ...
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Is it possible to see where Google search results get their descriptions from?

Often when I'm googling something, the description in the results page lists something extremely relevant to my search, but of course is just a cut off summary. When I use the link to go to that ...
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Is there a way to search for HTML tables on a website in Google?

I'm an accessibility expert. When auditing a website, I'm usually (among many other things) try to find some tables that don't meet the requirements (e.g. missing th elements in data tables). As it ...
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What direction is north in the wind arrows in weather.com?

When searching "weather" in Google, in my country Argentina, (I hope you can access that link "as is" no matter what country are you) a weather.com special box appears on Google results: I click "...
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How to Google search videos from websites other than YouTube?

I want to Google search for videos on "JavaScript". However, I want search results from websites other than YouTube. How can I do that? Since I want video results, I selected the Videos tab on the ...
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Constraining a Search's context

GOAL A word, like 'class' can have different meaning \ nuances depending on the context of how it is used. I would like to understand how to constrain a Google search on a keyword so that it returns ...
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When Google shows single result as two separate ones?

Why / when / in what conditions Google can show exactly the same result as two separate ones? Example query: https://www.google.pl/search?q=self-desctruction+torpedos#q=self-destruction+torpedoes ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut (that doesn't involve arrow keys) for selecting a Google search result?

Using YouTube or Google search prompts us with multiple intelligent results that are only accessible with the mouse or the arrow keys. Is there a way or a hack to allow selection of results? Using a ...
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How can I access an article directly from its Google AMP page?

How can I access the actual article page from a Google AMP results page? I did a Google search for "Lego Investment Telegraph", the first result was an AMP page (screenshot). After loading the AMP ...
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I want to Google for two patterns in the domain name, how?

I'm trying to search for websites that are still using "http" and have in their name: "keyserver". How to do this? So far I tried this: "inurl:http" "inurl:keyserver" But it shows hits with http:/...
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Is there a character limit on the number of ORs you can include in a google search URL

I'm trying create google search with MANY "OR"s sorted by date My results are inconsistent. Is this because there is a character limit? +OR+cat+OR+dog+OR+zebra.................. *Fwiw, I'm ...
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Where can I find documentation on Google's search options that show up in the url address?

By adding certain code terms to a Google search, one can control certain options about the result. For instance, "encrypted.google.com/search?&hl=en&q=TEST" searches for "TEST" in the English ...
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How can I perform a search as if I were in the past?

Simple question: I wonder whether it is possible to perform a Google search omiting all results from 2012 on, for example.
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Web search for file with known name - to download

I know a file is available somewhere on the internet for download whose exact name I know, e.g. abc-def-ghi.pdf. If I enter the filename into the Google search box, Google does not find it. I found ...
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Wildcards in Google advanced search

I have been using Google advanced search operators like intext:, inurl, intitle, etc. And I know that when search in Google we can use * as a wildcard operator. But I have tried to used * as the ...
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Custom website search through Google

I often search the Matlab website for answers to Matlab questions, but built in search is terrible, so I use google instead. In order to use Google to search Matlab for answers, I have to type "matlab ...
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How can I make Google freeze new results as I type in the search bar?

This happens way too much, specially when researching for programming terms I'm not familiar with. So I'll type 'functional programming class opposites', as I look at the results I realize that the ...
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How to make Google to display results in IPA?

Google by default shows the results for word definitions (define:) transcribed in American English phonetic notation. I tried to use /ncr (google.com/ncr) for "no country redirect" and currently ...
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URL to see all Google reviews for a local business

On Google Search and Google Maps it's possible to see reviews for local business. I would like to bookmark the all reviews listing. How do I find the URL to bookmark?
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How to stop Google.com from storing my searches in drop down list?

This has nothing to do with my phone syncing with my home PC but when searching Google.com on Chrome for Android three of my previous searches appear in a drop down menu as soon as I click the search ...
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Weird Google Scholar results

Today I tried to get the amount of papers (roughly) since 2004. But while playing around in Google Scholar I noticed that I get more results when I filter with the "since 2016" button than with the "...
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Is there a way to Google search the archive.org by date?

For example I would like to search the web as if it was 2010 and only results from 2010. They are stored on the archive.org, so I think something like this should be possible.
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Why doesn't Google give search results for '*' [asterisk]?

You can search for anything on Google, right? At least, so I thought. I was trying to see how the special characters get encoded in the url, like how & gets converted to %26. I started searching ...
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Google Search History - simple listing

I seem to remember Google's Search History being a very simple listing of all your previous searches with pagination. Now, http://history.google.com redirects to https://myactivity.google.com/...
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Google Search: site keyword omits some results from the very site

It seems that Google Search hides some results from the website if the "site:" keyword is used. Is there any workaround for that? We use Google Search with "site:" as an editorial tool inside our ...
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Shortcut to jump to first search result from omnibox

Are there any keyboard shortcuts to jump to first result in Google search after landing there from omnibox? Right now I need to press Tab 18 times, which is very inconvenient.
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How to delete Google search history

I forgot I was logged in with my school account which is hosted by Google. How do I delete my search history?
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Easy to read Google search URL agurment _Image Tab Results_: q=how+to+create+google+search+url+argument+open+images+view+only

I like to be able to create easy to read URLs and I want to know how to modify the google search URL so that the results return showing the _image_I cannot see how to open Google results on images tab ...
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Use I'm-Feeling-Lucky type URL on 3rd party website

An answer to this post explains that it is possible to use a URL to link somebody to the first web page in a Google Search result, like "I'm feeling lucky" does. For example https://www.google.com/...
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How to download Google Search history?

Google Takeout used to give an option of exporting your all Google search history in .json file, but today when I created an archive of my data, it said at bottom: Note: Your past searches aren't ...
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Google Voice Search: Multiple languages in desktop search?

The Google application on my iOS device allows me to search both in English and in foreign languages, at the same time. In other words, I just start speaking, and it will recognize the language. It ...
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How to make Google ignore where I am in the world? [duplicate]

Whenever I travel around the world Google always assumes I want to use the region I am in as the search engine. I just want to always search Google.co.uk wherever I am in the world. I don't want to ...
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How can I do a truly verbatim search on Google

In order to find a solution to a certain problem I'm having, I'm trying to do a Google search with the terms: copy "msgstore.db" to new phone A bit of context must be provided before I can continue: ...
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How to setup Google search to *never* return results for translated keywords?

I am interested in - using or studying - several different languages, and I often Google-search a unique word to gain context about its usage or meaning (within the context of the language it belongs ...
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How to look up a specific Google phrase having punctuation in it [duplicate]

Before run yum remove ceph-release, I would like to look up ceph-release. But quotes like ' and " still brings results like ceph releases, release ceph. So how to look up exactly "ceph-release"? ...
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How do I stop Google from providing me language localized search results? [duplicate]

For several webpages, Google provides me with language localized search results. For example, I search for bread and I get as a result: www.cooking.example/bread/de which is the German localized ...
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Instruct Google Search to blacklist w3schools.com from search results [duplicate]

Every time I Google for any CSS property, the first result is always on w3schools.com (a.k.a. the most useless, bogus and misleading site around). Is there a way to add it to some sort of a black ...
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Google (Timer / Stopwatch) | Controls | parameters to start timer upon search

Let's just say you're getting tired and you decided to boil water at midnight. You decided to take a short nap...but little did you know that nap would've cost you your life. A simple question to ask ...
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Google search results contains rectangles

My Google Search results look really annoying. I am not sure if this was before, but I noticed after I created a new Firefox profile and instead of pulling sync prefs it pushed them. I thought this ...
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Is it better to exclude non essential words in Google searches

For example, if I had a question about iMovie, should I search Google: How to add transitions to multiple clips in iMovie Or something like: Add transitions multiple clips iMovie
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How can I add a photo from my Google Photos to the Google Image Search?

How can I make a photo from my personal Google Photos available to the Google Image Search?
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Keyboard shortcut to select an item in a dropdown menu in Google search

Is there any keyboard shortcut to select an item in a dropdown menu in Google search?
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Why is Google.COM redirecting to local? [duplicate]

When I try to search on google.com (United States), it redirects me on google.ca (the local one for me). I can access all google's sites in this list, except the one for United States. Can someone ...
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Is there a name to the search query syntax that Google uses?

Google has a standard search syntax e.g. quotations marks (") for a phrase, a prefix such (-) for qualified terms or the use of OR between words instead of AND. Sounds like it is a standard with a ...
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No results on Google Search in normal mode, but results in incognito?

In normal browsing mode, when I search for "pimp scroll bar html", I get no results: However on Incognito mode (for Google Chrome), suddenly I get results: I disabled all my extensions, and yet the ...
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Google treats vbscript as exact match of cscript, how do I deal with that?

When I google for CSCript refference, google returns VBScript results. Even when I put CScript in quotes. Have a look: I don't want to match vbscript but also I don't want to exclude vbcript results ...
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How to Google “::” (double colon) [duplicate]

I would like to search for answers to a problem related to a code issue in PHP with Class::method. While I was searching for answers I realised Google seems to drop the :: in all search queries. The ...
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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

As title states, I'd like to be logged into Gmail but not have Google search logged in. I've tried DuckDuckGo but nothing beats the search results from Google in my opinion. Besides using incognito or ...
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View Google Search History without showing my browsing history

I am trying to view my Google Search history; unfortunately all of the instructions on how to do this are some variant of go to https://history.google.com/, which gives you past searches and the ...