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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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How to remove videos from Google Search results

I want to remove unwanted videos from Google Search results. When I search for my site in Google, the search shows some unwanted videos. How do I remove them?
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How to block Wikipedia from Google's Search Results? [duplicate]

I have installed the Personal Blocklist but it does not work. I have spent hours searching online but I cannot find how to automatically do it. Most sites state manually change the search result with ...
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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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If I click on a link in a Google cached page, can I directly go to the cached version of the link?

My school uses GoGuardian and blocked.com-default.ws to block websites. And as you could see in the screenshot, I was trying to open https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-io/getting-started I ...
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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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Unverified Twitter accounts in Google Knowledge Graph panels?

It appears that Google is showing unverified Twitter profiles in their Google Knowledge Graph panels in Google Search. As an example search Gabe Newell, which shows an unverified Twitter account on ...
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Get final redirected link from Google's “I'm feeling lucky” function

I need to write a Google App Script function that takes the redirected link from Google's "I feeling lucky" button. The function should take: http://www.google.com/search?q="stackoverflow"&btnI ...
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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 long do removal requests stay on the “Remove outdated content” page?

I noticed that only my most recent removal requests are visible on Google Search Console's Remove outdated content" page, even though I've made plenty of requests. How long do requests last after they ...
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Get 14-day-old data from Google cache

I need to get from a Google cache a web page, but at the moment I can find only last version (one day ago). I know that Google keeps 14 days of history. Is possible get all two weeks page history ...
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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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Force Google to return mathematical results in decimal notation

When the result of a mathematical equation entered into Google is a large enough value, Google returns it in scientific E-notation by default: Is it possible to set Google to return these results in ...
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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 ...
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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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Report dishonest websites to Google Search

Often I land on sites via Google Search that provide different content to the user than what is shown to the crawler. For me, this is time-consuming to visit and check pages that are maliciously ...
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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 make Google Search change preferred language by host without changing config?

For example, sometimes I want to search by a Japanese keyword and get Japanese results (Japanese websites). To do this, I go to https://www.google.co.jp and search. However, it always returns English ...
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How to exclude references to songs/films in Google search results?

For example, i type in a phrase "times are getting harder" in Google search bar and expect to find some essays/articles about how the times are getting harder economically, etc., but all the search ...
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Google Search language settings keep resetting

On a Google search results page, I go to Settings -> Languages and set desired language preferences. However, on the next day language setting reset to what seems to be regional defaults. I'm always ...
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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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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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Display Google Search results over whole page

When I search using Google, the results page only takes up less than half of my screen. The longer titles are even cut of, such as: Bla Bla long title about ... even though the page has enough room ...
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Where can I get a cached copy of a website from Google? [duplicate]

I've heard a lot about websites saved thanks to Google's cached copies of them. Where can I access these cached copies?
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How to remove Google search result?

How to remove a Google search result? It contains my full name and surname and email address like personal information.
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Google is in German instead of English

As you can see in the following picture, firefox's language is German. Searching for 'google maps' brings as first result www.google.de/map. What i did was to follow the steps in this tutorial: ...
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“SSL search is off” notification on Google

The Problem Since this morning, I have been getting pop-up notifications on Google SERPs like this one: Looking up at my address bar, Google indeed wasn't using HTTPS. The Background SSL ...
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How do we access the previous versions of Google caches?

How do we access the "earlier caches" of Google? For example, the website http://www.onemillionpeople.com/ is current down for maintenance. When I access the Google's web cache, it still shows "...
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How do I search for a list of Google map locations?

How do I search for a Google map with tagged locations? For example, how would I find a map of the locations of Tudor theatre's in London, tagged on a modern London Google map? Searches for maps in ...
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Prevent many results from same domain in Google search

A few months ago Google changed their default behavior so that there is no limit to the number of results listed from the same domain. Previously, it would list one or two results and provide a link ...
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Convert time zones with Google?

Can I convert time zone calculations (18:30 CEST to GMT+1 for example) with Google?
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How to search for animated GIF straight from Google search bar?

I saw that search for: filetype:gif or *.gif return me GIF files but there are GIF files that aren't animated. There's a way to search from advanced image search by selecting images and then select: ...
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What determines the Google bio frame upon search relevance/subjects?

When you search for, say, a major public figure or celebrity, Google presents a little bio frame/bar on the right of the screen with info it pulls from various sources, including images and such of ...
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Is there preference settings so Google stops favoring recent news?

Doug Saunders ask, on Twitter, Is there a way to turn off Google's recent-news precedence so it strictly searches by backlink count, as it used to do?
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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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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the browser?...
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Google search results from custom time/date range

The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results from the past 3 hours, for example? From the past 2 years would also be useful for me. Related: ...
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Where can I report bugs relating to Google Search?

I'm looking for either an URL with a feedback form or an email address.
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What does “&q=%s” mean at the end of a Google search URL?

What does the &q=%s mean (and do) at the end of a Google custom search URL like http://www.google.com/search?q=@@@&tbs=qdr:y&q=%s? Background: I'm using Anysearch Safari Extension (https:/...