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What does the grey color in some synonyms in Google define mean?

For example, here is the definition of zealous I find when searching define zealous: Why are hard-core, overkeen and literary in grey?
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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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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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My Google Search results used to include a “Translate this page” link alongside each search result

This does not appear now and I have tried to find a way to bring back that option for many hours today until I am totally frustrated. I did however find some information on the web that suggests the ...
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Would like to exclude any sort of video from a Google search

I have a topic I'm interested in reading about. (DIY hamster toys in this case — but it could be anything.) When I do a Google search there are tons of videos in the results. In my initial ...
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Can I exclude Google Books result from Google Search?

I googled several random keywords and gave me undesired result like this below : There were Google Books results (undesired). I tried -site:books.google.co.in but they were still exist. How can I get ...
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How to stop Google from redirecting me to the version of my country

I'm from Poland. And Google persistently redirect me to Google.pl. Now if I go to Google.com, it will redirect me to Google.pl, unless I go to Google.com/ncr, in which case it doesn't. But how can I ...
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How can I search a specific word on Google at the same time avoiding it in a phrase?

This is my first post here, so Hi! and don't hesitate to migrate my question to anywhere else, wherever it might be more appropriate To better understand my question, here is an example - I want to ...
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How do I get a single URL removed from Google Search results?

I keep running into URLs that no longer exist, but which Google Search still returns and end up giving me a 404 error. I know it'll get re-scanned eventually, but how do I prompt Google to re-scan it ...
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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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Turn off Google Instant with a URL parameter [closed]

Is there a URL parameter to turn off Google Instant? Google Instant overrides other URL parameters. This affects Firefox toolbar search users and anyone who uses bookmarks or favorites with custom ...
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“Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.”

I frequently see the below message when using Google Search: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, ...
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How to get rid of CAPTCHA prompted by Google (while searching)? [duplicate]

I am a programmer and I Google a lot. The problem. The thing is that it seems that Google finds my search requests fishy (often related to security and compile errors, something casual users won't ...
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How to search within a limited number of domains with Google? [duplicate]

Is there a feature in Google Search (advanced search, etc.) or in other Google products where you can limit your searches to only a specific set of sites? I tried searchterm site:xyz.com , abc.com, ...
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How can I search for web results specific to a country

In the old days I could (sometimes) get country specific results by using the google portal in that country (like google.co.uk). However, Google has removed this functionality. Also, that ...
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Can I make parental searches on Bing / Google?

Is it possible to make searches on Bing, Google or another search machine, that will only show results that is, for example, PG-rated? For example, if I wanted to send a school student to search on ...
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How to get Google to convert (for example) bytes to gigabytes

I know I have done it in the past accidentally. Maybe this was a feature that has since been turned off? If someone knows, I would appreciate the tip. Some documentation of the exact syntax would be ...
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Is there a +lang:en option in Google Search, like +site:<domain>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I have some shortcut for language and area change in Google search? Is there an option like +lang:en in Google Search, like +site:? It would restrict results based on ...
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How do I make the Google Search Plotting Graph Larger?

Often times when I'm using the Google Search Plotting feature I need to zoom out to see what a whole functions looks like, but then I also miss out on seeing the precise details. Is there a way to ...
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How can I have a public searchable GitHub account?

My GitHub account is public: https://github.com/USER. I can see my name even if not connected (active Sign up, Sign in buttons). However, I cannot find my projects when searching after it (Google, ...
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Ask Google search to use only the exact words typed, no spellcheck or synonyms

How can I ask Google search to use only the exact words (not entire phrase) I typed and not to use spell check and similar words/synonyms? Here is a string I entered into Google's search form: ...
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Where can I find related Google searches for a given search query?

I've noticed that Google (and some other search engines, such as Bing) display related search results under a "People also search for" heading. Is it possible to view a complete list of related Google ...
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How to get pronunciation spoken automatically when googling word's definition?

When a word definition is shown clicking the speaker icon will speak its pronunciation: How to make it automatic on page load?
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What does the size of wind arrows signify?

When searching Google for a term like "weather" or "temperature" it helpfully provides a widget with your location's weather information. In the wind tab, I always assumed that the size of the arrows ...
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How to get Google definition search in other languages?

The previous version of Google's definition: search, showed some language options, so I could lookup the definition of a term in other languages. But since they updated it, I can't find those options ...
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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How to make my Mendeley publications searchable by Google?

I tried everything: I uploaded my .odt and .pdf to my profile and I can see them, but when I look at my profile with Google: cache:http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/leonid-soshinskiy/ my publications ...
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Exclude specific words and sites from Google Search

I googled some random keywords and gave me results like this: I know that planetlagu.site is either a song download site or a Youtube download site. They offer MP3, MP4, and 3GP but all of them are ...
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Cosette related to Amanda Seyfried in Google Search?

I like Les Mis and Cosette, so when I googled Cosette, the results like this: Why Google Search related Cosette keyword to her potrayer, Isabelle Allen and Amanda Seyfried? Any relationship between ...
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Why is google.com not showing doodles anymore?

i have noticed tha my google.com page is not showing doodles anymore. Thinking better i've not been seeing doodles for a while, i guess since they introduced the new page layout. This is what i always ...
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How to search in Google a sequence of words that appear in order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to force order of search terms to give to a search engine (as in A to B not B to A) When searching a sequence of words in Google, the results returned can ...
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Auto Saving a Google Search Result Page [closed]

I was trying to auto save a Google result page but when I opened the designated folder and clicked on the autosave file, it won't open the Google result page. There was a message that said Some ...
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Why doesn't site:.pdf work in Google?

I tried using site:.pdf for finding websites ending with .pdf but it did not showed up anything. If I would have googled "free pdf books" etc it shows up pdf results. Why doesn't it show up the my ...
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Can I have some shortcut for language and area change in Google search?

When I try to search in another language, I click Advanced Search → Languages → specific language. It is a little tiresome if I repeat this for different langauges, and different key words. I wonder ...
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Search directly Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary was great tool. Google shut it down. Is there any way I can directly search Google Dictionary, like for this definition of "phew"?
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Can I ask Google to return single search result from each domain?

Can I ask Google to return single search result from each domain? For example, when I search php, it returns 3 results from php.net, e.g. www.php.net/, php.net/downloads.php, and php.net/manual/...
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Google search “keyboard selector” disappeared [duplicate]

For me, the little arrow discussed here has disappeared. Is there an easy way to select the first answer using the keyboard now? Is it possible to have those arrows back?
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Can't use enter key shortcut on Google search results anymore

Up until last week, Google used to place a blue arrow on the first search result. Using the arrow keys, one could select different results. Finally, pressing enter would enter into the selected result....
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Does Google serve results that are anchor links?

Can a result from Google ever be an anchor link "into" a document, like for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Tyre#Early_life (As opposed to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient using Google Recipe

How does one search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient, in this case "tomato sauce", using Google Recipes? I do not want to specify the recipe name, just the ingredients. https://...
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Checking your site content's Google index ranking [closed]

Say I use this search in Google, which I know will return a result because I have a page in my site (mysite.com) with that text: wow I like pickles site:mysite.com Is there any way to see what rank ...
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Interesting ways to use Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hidden features of Google In what way that differs from its main purpose do you use Google in your everyday life? For example, to check if I use a word combination properly ...
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Google.com instead of google.se? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? Whenever I enter google.com in the url it will be converted to google.se. Is there a way to prohibit that?
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Graphing Google results for various phrases

What is the easiest way to make graphs like these? Is there an app for it? http://xkcd.com/715/
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How to know the position of your website in Google? [closed]

How to know the position of your website in Google search.
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Why does Google sometimes display more pages than can be viewed?

Take a look at this query: http://www.google.ca/search?q=site:stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com At the bottom of the page, it shows 5 pages, but when I click on 5, it jumps to page 3. Why is that?
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Google news search results annoying and confusing

I'm looking for latest updates of my favorite YouTuber, Kathryn Morgan. So I googled her and in Web results, I got what I intended. But when I googled her in News Search, the results like this: [ I ...
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How can I do a Google search about GitHub without getting results from public repositories?

I tried to search a private code base on GitHub for a string that included a [*. It gave me a pretty 500 error page so I jumped over to Google and searched for "github search special characters". ...
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How to exclude a TV series from Google's search result?

I am searching Google images for "friends" but most of the results relate to the "Friends" TV series. Is it possible to exclude these results?
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Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? I live in Switzerland, and Google insists on speaking to me in German instead of English. I don't understand German. It's so frustrating....