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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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Search Google with special/punctuation characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? How to search the internet for terms with special characters How do you use Google (or perhaps other ...
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What are the differences between localized and encrypted Google search?

What is the difference in my search results when I search from Australia using: http://www.google.com.au/ And when I search from the same country using: https://encrypted.google.com/
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Find class schedules near our location

How can we find class schedules nearby? In this case our location is New York. Some of my friends, graduates of science major (biology, math, physics), are looking for classes that teach web ...
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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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Is it possible to list resulted papers by number of its citation in Google Scholar? [duplicate]

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 to search CSS / JavaScript files with Google?

Is there a way to find CSS / JavaScript files that contain certain keywords: in the title ? in the code ?
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Google.co.uk and https

Is it possible to search with google.co.uk with https?
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Why doesn't Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” feature work in this specific case?

Why does this work: http://www.google.com/search?q=azure+ray+site:en.wikipedia.org&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky And so does this: (Note: loads YouTube video) http://www.google.com/search?q=azure+...
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Sort search results by popularity

Is it possible to sort Google Search results by popularity for a given search term? Also, is it possible to sort results by popularity for a specific website (e. g., Wikipedia)?
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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 ".foldername/...
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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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Why doesn't Ctrl+click work in Google's search results, and how would I give feedback to Google?

When I get search results from Google, the feature of Chrome to open the link in a new window when I use Ctrl + click doesn't work. (I believe I've seen this occasionally in some versions of Opera as ...
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Search Google for a term with square brackets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I am trying to search something on Google.com using square bracket(s). Example: "[something" No ...
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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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Personalize Google Search to show certain sites based on keyword or term trigger

Can I set some sort of preference to say, when df is typed, set the first result to be bay12games... on my computer alone and not for the entire web? Say I want to type this in Google Search: df ...
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Excluding all URLs containing a specific word

Suppose I enter the following search string: msdn proxy website I get a list of results that contains (among other results) sites which have the word msdn in their URL. What if I want to exclude ...
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Do your +1's affect your own Google results?

Your Google plus connections' +1s affect your own Google results. But how about your +1s? If you +1 a site, will it affect your own Google results? For example, if you +1 Stack Exchange, will Stack ...
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Using Google Search to find what a symbol means without knowing what it's called

I was doing math homework and wanted to find out what ⊃ means, so I entered the symbol ⊃ in Google Search. However, I got no search results. How can I use Google to find out what symbols mean?
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Searching for a particular term on Google under a specific website domain

I want to search on Google for some terms but the requirements are that the website's domain name must be .edu. How do I set up my search to filter out all those websites and domains that do not end ...
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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: {google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie=...
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Can't turn off Google Personal Search, the option isn't displayed

I'm trying to turn off personal results in Google search but I can't find where the settings are. I am directed to my Google account's Search Settings but the section I need - "Search plus Your ...
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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 search within a specific area in Google Search

Is there any way to search for some information on sites belonging to a particular area without specifying the area name as a keyword in the search string? or Is there any way to search for some ...
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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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Hidden features of Google Search

What little known tips and tricks do you have for searching on Google? Please note that this question exists because it has a high level of significance, but it is not considered a good, on-...
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Using HTTPS search in iGoogle search bar? [closed]

Is it possible to set the iGoogle search bar to search https://www.google.com rather than the HTTP version?
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How do I restrict a Google search to a certain category?

I work with the programming language Scala. Unfortunately the name is also used in many other contexts. In Google Insights I can restrict the search to a certain category. In the filter section I can ...
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Forced words in Google search query are being ignored, plus no longer working as explicit inclusion

How do I force including a word in Google search if the plus (+) operator doesn't work anymore? Here's an example search. +("os x" OR "osx") +temperature +(console OR "command line") I expected ...
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Filter or sort Google search results by “number of posts”

I love the "X Posts" flourish that adorns certain Google search results (usually indicating that the link leads to some sort of forum). Is there a way to limit results to only those with posts, or ...
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Why did Google replace the “+” operator?

Google no longer accepts the + operator. If I attempt to use the + operator, I get the following message: The + operator has been replaced. To search for an exact word or phrase, use double ...
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How do I exclude results with the .php file extension in Google search?

I spend a lot of time searching for resources about PHP. As the search narrows and the results get fewer, I begin to get a lot of noise from pages unrelated to my research, simply appearing there ...
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How do I use the search term +? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Forced words in Google search query are being ignored, plus no longer working as explicit inclusion When I have multiple search terms, I like to use the '+' to tell Google ...
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How do I get pages marked +1 in Google search results to rise to the top?

I've noticed that pages where I have marked with +1 have "You +1'd this" in Google search results. However, it doesn't seem to affect the order of results, or there may be very small differences I ...
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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 links ...
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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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+1 a website in Google search results using the keyboard

How do I +1 a website I see in Google search using the keyboard? I love the use of arrow keys to navigate the search results and would like to +1 the websites I like. I don't want to move away from ...
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“These terms only appear in links pointing to this page”

Sometimes when searching for something in Google, after clicking a result's cache, some keywords are said to "only appear in links pointing to this page". I was wondering how to find out these "links"?...
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How to change black Google bar back to white? [closed]

Today, the Google Apps bar went to black. How do you change it back to white?
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How to get Google search results in a simpler format?

Google search requires a JS enabled web browser to display the results. But I want a simple XML or JSON format, so my app can parse it. I looked into Web Search API but it is deprecated. I looked ...
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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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How come this page came up during my Google search

I did a Google search of "perl equivalent of python str function", but looking in that page (first hit), there is no mention of Perl. I checked the source too, CtrlU, thinking that maybe it was hidden ...
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Showing Images filter on encrypted Google search

When I use Google Encrypted sometimes I can't see Images in the left panel (even if I click on More). How do I make it show?
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Google search by date?

How can I list all Google search hits in order of date of page modification or indexing rather than by rank?
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Does word order matter for Google Search?

Does it affect the speed or efficiency of Google Search if I just put the words in randomly as opposed to some specific order?
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Google Search is giving more results for a query when it's quoted [closed]

Search results: 218m - "blog post" 204m - blog post I expected it to be the other way around, at least.
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Search within results - Google Search

How can I "search within results" in a Google Search page? Example: I want to search something from the Google Search result of "more useful than" firefox OR chrome. How can I do that?
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Google top 100 words searched for

Is there any way to see the list of top words searched for on Google? I'm looking for a range of somewhere like 100-500 words. The problem with Google Hot Trends/Searches and Google Zeitgeist is that ...
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Keyboard-only usage of Google Search

How can I perform a Google search without using the mouse? I want to be able to: type in the search term and start the search ( possible already since I use a browser search bar ); navigate through ...
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Is anyone else having issues with Google’s browser search?

For some reason, each time we do a search, Google displays the following message: We're sorry...... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can'...