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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 they'...
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Prioritise Japanese characters over Chinese equivalent characters in English version of Google?

Here is the dilemma. I am using Windows and do not want to change the system UI to Japanese (which is more difficult to read than English), but I want to read Japanese search results. The problem is, ...
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How do I tell Google that I prefer Python3 results?

Google is supposed to learn what results I want. However, it continually produces the Python 2 documentation when I'm searching. Obviously it's only another click or two, or I could type "3" in my ...
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Google Search History - linking across multiple accounts?

Does Google link searches across multiple accounts? For example, if I signed out of my account, then searched Google, would Google log the fact it was likely the accountholder of the account just ...
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How to do the Google search operator in a specific date range?

To set the search result only in a date range, I can add the search operators with the keyword: stackoverflow daterange:2016-01-01..2016-12-31 or stackoverflow daterange:2457389-2457735 However, ...
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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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Find web page(s) that links to a specific page in Google Search

I got an article from some page, I don't know which. Is there some Google search way of finding the parent page? Say for example from page A I navigated to page B. Page B is a PDF document. How to ...
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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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Wildcard character search in Google, but for individual letters?

For instance, I would like to search on a website "3XX lessons". I know that Google allows "XXX lessons" with "* lessons", but how do you use the wildcard symbol for individual characters in a string?
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Google search takes too long when logged in to Google account

Recently I've been experiencing very long loading times when searching in Google. On average around 4-5 seconds, however it has always been under 1 second. This happens only when I'm logged in to my ...
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How do I prevent my custom Slack emojis from shrinking when uploaded?

I am trying to upload this image to Slack's custom emoji feature for my work: When I go to upload this image as a custom slack emoji, the image becomes shrunk and surrounded with a dark background, ...
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How do I remove these kinds of results from my Google searches?

These kinds of results are really annoying to see as they're in pure white. I'm using stylish to style the rest of the Google page but I can't figure out to style this portion so I'm resorting to try ...
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How to stop google.com from showing recent search drop-down list?

In google.com page, it makes me annoying that showing my recent searches in drop-down list since they are irrelevant to what i'm going to search. I know that it won't appear after I clear my history ...
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Search for articles of a particular length

I would like to only search for articles that are, say, over 3000 words. Is there a way to do this with Google or another general-purpose search engine?
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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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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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Is there a way to get Google Search to give you definitions for words in languages other than English?

If I google perspicacious, Google Search correctly infers that I want a definition and just includes it at the top of the results. For more common words, like vanish, I would have to write define ...
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How to have keyboard shortcuts in Google Search not skip over results?

Using Firefox 36; I look up this query in Google Search, with Javascript enabled for google.com: https://www.google.com/search?q=something&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=something+pdf Then I click on ...
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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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How does Google handle special characters?

According to Google Basic search help Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored, however there is a growing list of punctuation and symbols that are recognized in searches. ...
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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 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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Searching for results within a date range from search bar

I know we can specify a date range for the Google search results by clicking in Search Tools and changing Any time to the dates we want. Is it possible to do the same directly from the search bar ...
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Exclude “.NET” from a Google search for “Microsoft Net Server”

I'm trying to do some research on a product that I believe may have existed quite some time ago called Microsoft Net Server (cf. this article from 2000) which was apparently some sort of file server ...
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Google Search exact string problem

I've tried to find an exact string using Google Search. The string looks like this: xx-xxxx where the "x" can be any number or letter. After the first two characters there is a dash and after this 4 ...
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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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How to fight against Google Captchas appearing on searches from a school network?

When I do a Google Search from our school network, every time we have to solve a Captcha, because Google identifies it as unusual traffic. We analyzed the traffic for a while and there is definitely ...
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Why does Google, Amazon, and other search (& search related) platforms still seem to have difficulties with seemingly basic queries?

I've noticed for some time now that Google (as amazing of a search engine as it is) and Amazon, as well as other large search platforms are still having a difficult time producing relevant results ...
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Getting back the old Google search results without the favicons of 2019?

Google did some redesign so that domain icons appear with the results: Any ideas if there is a way to get the old formatting back (where there is an actual URL, without the favicon, below the title ...
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How to search google doc filetype from google?

Is it possible to search for google docs documents/filetype from google search engine? I know it's possible to search for .doc file types like so trucks filetype:doc But is it possible to search ...
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Can't get search results on Google anymore

Since this morning, it appears that I can't get any search results anymore when I am logged in my account. If search anything, all I will get is "did not match any results". The only thing I ...
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How do I disable Google AMP in search results on iOS?

When I search Google on an iPhone, website links are often replaced with slimmed-down AMP versions. Getting to the original webpage with full-functionality requires opening an extra page. How do I ...
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Advanced Search in only URLs matching a certain string

I want to search in all GitHub sub-pages containing the word "ja.po", like this page: https://github.com/xfce-mirror/thunar/blob/master/po/ja.po?fbclid=...
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Is a shared Google Photos album publicly searchable?

I'd like to share a Google Photos album only with one person and allow them to view and edit the album, but I do NOT want the album or any photos to come up in search results. I saw that the only way ...
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Search for an exact phrase with a comma in Google: “hello, john”

I know that Google lets you search for an (almost) exact phrase by putting the phrase in quotes: "hello, john" This will find both instances of hello john and hello, john. I want to find only ...
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Where did the “internet speed test” go?

If I Google Internet speed test Google should offer me a quick internet speed test box as the first result. I could test my internet speed without leaving the Google search page. Now, this box is ...
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Why is clicking on a Google search result sending me to a different page than just typing in the same URL?

I was trying to track down the website of a local nonprofit, so I typed its name into Google. The first result showed the organization's actual domain name, but the description was spam, and clicking ...
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Is there a way to use Google's advanced search parameters without triggering the CAPTCHA test?

When using Googles advanced search operators, I only ever get about three or four tries before I start getting harassed by these perpetual reCAPTCHA turing tests: Yes, I'm human. No, I'm not a robot. ...
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Redirect Google search to YouTube in one click

I don't really know if I'm in the right place to ask the question, and I apologize for my poor English. At the time, Google had this thing called black bar, some liked it, some didn't like it, some ...
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Advanced search and “I'm feeling lucky”?

I want to perform a slightly advanced search and automatically go to the first hit on Google (= the same function as I'm feeling lucky). Is that possible? Something like site:abc.com keyword and ...
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Search the web for a long hyphen “–” but exclude items with a short hyphen “-”

I would like to search for a word that is preceded by a long hyphen "–" (U+2013 : EN DASH ) such as –format but exclude items that have short/normal/minus hyphen "-": (U+002D : HYPHEN-MINUS): -...
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How to filter Google search results by rating?

Some websites have ratings which will be displayed in Google search results. My question is: is there a way to filter the search result based on the webpage's ratings? For example, rated 3.5 or ...
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Google search thinks I'm a robot

Why does Google think I'm a robot? It happens to me pretty much lately. I haven't changed anything in my searching behavior - I press Ctrl+L / Ctrl+E to go to the search bar and type something I ...
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Is it possible to use a wildcard and a punctuation mark on Google search?

I'd like to find results from Google Search containing the following pattern: a phrase initiated with the word because - followed by any word - and ended with a period. For example: "because tired." "...
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How do I search for all pages on domain X that link to domain Y via Google?

What would be for example the search for all pages on stackexchange.com that link to wikipedia.org? In case Google can't do this, is there another way I can get this answer?
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Google Search is always grouping stackoverflow results. How to disable?

Since the beginning of this year, I think, Google Search started to group any programming-related search results from stackoverflow: Due to this I can't see all stackoverflow results on the first ...
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Are Chrome bookmarks used by Google Search to improve their search results?

I am wondering if Google uses the data from all Google Chrome users for their weighting of search results. A simple bookmark count would reveal importance, then they could prioritize the search ...
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Google search by time frame anomaly

I'm trying to understand the logic Google search uses when I use the time frame filter. In the first search, I restrict results to "Past 24 hours": In the second search, I restrict to "Past week" : ...