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Searching for a sentence that I only know part of it using Google's operators

I am looking for a particular combination of google hacking commands to find a sentence. For example, I am looking for ”where eagles dare” In this case, I don’t have part of a sentence like the ...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page? Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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Why does google use 1000 char long image links?

When I copy an image address from the gallery on google.fr/images it copies this to my clipboard, why? data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/...
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Google search data

I went today through the process of deleting my entire data history from Google's servers. I went to myactivity and browsed through EACH TAB and clicked DELETE ALL ACTIVITY. I even went through ...
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Whenever I log into my Instagram it says unusual login attempt

I have already tried logging in and logging out I of other people’s accounts and it still won’t work I have tried going to my g-mail account to see my emails because they said they would send me a ...
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Is there a way to specify more precise site category in Google Search?

Is there a Google Search feature to show results from a very specific category? For example, show only results from software company websites, or social networking websites, etc. I am aware of a few ...
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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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How to know how many times i have visited a website?

I use google to make research online. I dont want to collect data from the same websiye twice so i want google to tell me if it is the first time i am visiting the website or not.
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How can I make google give me only top-level page results?

I would like to do a keyword search but with only top-level pages as result. For example, I want https://superuser.com as a hit but not https://superuser.com/questions/230975/ on my search. Only ...
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Does Google read text on my screen to improve near-future search results?

I've noticed that when I am reading about something online, and I open a new tab to google something was I reading about, whatever I had in mind comes up almost immediately in the suggestions. For ...
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How to prevent Google Search Calculator from converting all Units?

Does the Google Search Calculator Have any settings, URL arguments, or anything of that nature to control how it functions? I really like how it works in most areas, but it continually converts all of ...
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What is the best way to search a video with specific song in it on youtube?

Under any Youtube video there is a description of music/songs under it. What is the best way to search a Youtube video based on that song? I can search it by the name of that song in Google search but ...
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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 it possible to filter Google search results on response headers?

Is there any way to tell Google "give me all the results that contain some response header/value X? For example, I would like to search for content on a topic, but only include results that have the ...
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Company and products dropped from Google search engine?

3/1/2019 We have had our company name, website address link and popular product name on the Google search engine for years. Whatever people typed in about our company or products it automatically ...
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Is there an advantage to using google.com rather than google.com.au as my search engine in Chrome?

I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser. Out-of-the-box, Chrome's combined address bar/search box will return results from google.co.th. That's fine but not ...
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Reset Google Search layout

I'm using Chrome on a Mac and all of a sudden my Google search layout switched back to its old interface with a black bar on top. I've tried logging out and logging in my account, cleared all ...
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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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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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How to disable sticky search bar in Google search portal?

Google recently introduced a sticky search bar that, as the name suggests, sticks to the page on top of it when the user scrolls. Here's how it looks on scrolling down: I find sticky top bars ...
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How to get Google Currency Converter back

This is the currency converter and today I am not getting it on https://www.google.com/search?complete=0&q=1+usd+in+aed . Also I am getting a Search sidebar which I haven't seen for a long while ...
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Increase font size in Google search results

Can I increase the font size in Google search results? I already searched everywhere, but still didn't get an answer
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How can I restrict my Google Search's results to n number of sites? (n>1)

I know I can use site: to restrict my search result to a particular site. How can I restrict my search on more particular sites?
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Google Search results vs. full page of spam links

I've searched for ext:PDF (filetype version) of a probably popular = commercial successful book and got full page (maybe more) of spam links - it's more than 100! How to deal with a full page of spam ...
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How to get Google search results and exclude sub-pages? [duplicate]

Sorry if question title isn't clear. Let me explain with an example. Search term: Blogging Results I got from Google https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-do-i-start-a-blog/ https://www....
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Google Search results - old style

Recently, I have noticed Google changed the search layout on mobiles. One example is that the links are now smaller than before. Is it possible to revert to the old style? Finding this a bit jarring.
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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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Can Facebook pages be indexed by Google's search engine?

We know Facebook pages use iframes. Can these iframes be indexed by search engines for SEO purposes?
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

Maybe this question is a bit silly, however I always fail to get the right result when I search Google for some particular words like $@( in bash) and other escape words. For instance, when I use bash ...
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Get ALL image search results?

Apologies if this is a duplicate. I've done a little research and it seems futile but thought I'd ask: Does anyone know a way to get all (or more?) Google Image Search results than the ones they ...
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How does one search a picture online?

If one has a picture file, like .jpg, how does one search (maybe Google) if this picture is around online?
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How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

How can I restrict the results of a Google search to only a specific language? Is there an operator like language:english?
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How to change Google translate default language in search results?

When I google "translate", it brings up a little mini-translation app at the top of the search results. Frustratingly, though, for some reason it defaults to Hindi->English, which is not something I ...
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Search engine for everything illegal, weird, immoral, anti-social and/or anti-government

I have been a Google user since time immemorial. However, recently, Google seems to filtering results based on its version of acceptable behaviour. For example, I want to be able to search for these ...
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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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How do you use VLOOKUP with vertically merged columns (merging that span rows)?

Let's say I have a table like this, where B is vertically merged for A=1 and A=2 A | B ------ 1 f 2 o 3 4 b 5 a 6 r How can I look up the value of B, for A=3? The way I see it, A=2 and ...
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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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Can I add an event to Google Calendar from Google Search?

If I need to set a reminder, I can just google "Remind me to get laundry in 1 hour" and it will prompt me with the option to add it to my Google Calendar: Is there a similar trick for adding an event ...
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How can I bring back the Google “cached version” links?

Since Google Search switched to the new layout, two things have been bothering me immensely. One is the absence of "cached version" links which are ocasionally very useful. How do I bring them back? (...
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Google search still shows obsolete webpage

There's a webpage that was just updated a week ago. But now I can still google what was present in that webpage before it was updated, and Google says that result/webpage was from 2 months ago. I ...
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What does “I'm feeling lucky” button do?

I am using Google many years, but I still don't know what does "I'm feeling lucky" button, and why it's placed there. Explain me .
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What are the hiddent buttons in Google Search?

I accidentally press Tab several times in my browser and find out the three hidden buttons right under the logo: Is this a bug? If not, how to access it by mouse?
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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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How do I tell Google my search terms are requirements and not mere suggestions?

I've noticed Google is ignoring some of my search terms. It has been happening for a while but I can't recall when it started. For example, below I am trying to find processor specs for a MIPS I-class ...
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Is there a new way to remove sites from Google search results?

A while ago I got fed up with continuously finding w3schools in my search results when I wanted detailed, technically correct information. To fix this without having to continuously append -site:...
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How to search to find a video NOT in YouTube?

I want search some videos that are NOT listed in YouTube. I tried -YouTube, but it does not return any results. How I can do that?
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How can I merge multiple Google searches

How can I combine all of these searches into one and get all the results from one search? Search 01: [keyword] site:docs.google.com/document/d Search 02: [keyword] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) ...
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Assistance needed for a google search of posts in a specified forum

This is my first post and I am hoping someone can help me out with my google search inquiry. I am trying to search for a particular user’s post in a specified sub-forum that has generated 20 likes or ...
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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 ...