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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....
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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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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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Search Google for domains rather than pages

I want to search for job sites in Alberta, Canada. One way to proceed is to do the usual Google search for them and then somehow loop through the results for the domains that seem to correspond to job ...
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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 does Google decide which pages define a word?

In Google, if you use the search term "define:mathematics" it will provide you with definitions of the word mathematics. How does Google determine which pages on the web are definitions for that word?...
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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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It is possible for Google Search to give me results (prioritized) from Google History/Bookmarks?

The title pretty much summarizes what I want to know. Long time ago, I remember something called Google Custom Search, but I'm afraid that Google shut down that service too. Anyway, I love to bookmark ...
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What is the difference between Google Docs “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view": which can be found in the Google Docs file menu: as well as Google Drive file options. I am ...
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Why doesn't my Google group show up in Google Search?

I created a group three days ago. It is a private group (meaning people need permission to become members) but everyone can ask to join. I specifically marked "List this group in the directory", and ...
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How do I export my Google search history? [duplicate]

I'd like to export all of my search history into one file. This used to be easy, but apparently something changed in 2012 or so that the old way of doing stuff (as seen in http://geeklad.com/download-...
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Activating Google's “block results from this site” when you need it

Google search occasionally shows a "block results from this site" option but I am not sure when/why. I tend to always be logged in to my Gmail/Google account and like that it can personalize based on ...
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How do I restrict Google search site operator by excluding subdomains?

Let's say I ran the following query in Google's web search: site:"superuser.com" "windows 7" This will return results on the blog.superuser.com subdomain. How can I restrict results to only be from ...
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How can I make Google include special characters to search for programming terms? [duplicate]

This comes up from time to time when I want to search for a line of code, and it's perhaps something common to many languages or is a word/phrase outside of programming. The special characters and ...
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How to get unpersonalized results in Google?

I want to see a "normal" SERP, not affected by Google's custom search algorithms. I know that Google algorithms are pervasive (web history, mail, chat, cooky, IP...). What can I do to see "normal" ...
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Copying a Google “Maps” search field to an “Image” search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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How to force Google to use a keyword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search for multiple unrelated words in Google Search I've noticed recently that Google force-feeds me certain results even if I explicitly demand that a particular keyword be ...
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Can I teach Google Search that when I say “JavaScript”, I don't mean “Java”?

When I did a google search for "switch statement javascript uncommon", I got two hits about the unrelated language Java on the first page. Can I somehow teach Google Search to not confuse the two ...
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How do I find something in Google cache?

Here's a scenario. Someone I don't fully trust posts on a forum that he saw some interesting materials in some specific Twitter account tweets and cites those materials. I want to be sure that ...
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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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Remove Google Search suggestions

Every time I type a word and then meaning (i.e. backpack meaning in...) Google suggests in Hindu, in Urdu etc. I have no interest in these languages and never googled for them. I would like to see ...
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Blocking all about.com websites (*.about.com) from my Google search results

I regularly block websites from my Google search results. I've had no trouble with this Google feature, with the notable exception of about.com. This website uses a million subdomains, making it hard ...
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Why do I have HTML tags in my Google search results?

Recently (within the past week or so) my Google search results page has started to look a little different. I have HTML tags coming through (see screenshot below) that look like they're meant to style ...
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What are the redirect parameters for Google and Yandex?

I did a Google search and clicked on one of the results. Google redirected to a different URL when I clicked on the result. Yandex has a similar redirection. For Google: http://www.google.com.tr/...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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Searching for mp3 files on Google

Is there any way to search for mp3 files on Google? I mean the results should be only mp3 files.
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Wildcards in Google advanced search

I have been using Google advanced search operators like intext:, inurl, intitle, etc. And I know that when search in Google we can use * as a wildcard operator. But I have tried to used * as the ...
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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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Getting the real destination link from google search [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Search for "wavetek4.pdf" via Google search: wavetek4.pdf. Look in the entry. Right mouse click on the link and it goes to Google. Not to the real site. Click on Share button to ...