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Stupid Changes To Google Search Interface?  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
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I am pretty computer-literate, but I can't rule out the possibility that there might be a setting somewhere that has inadvertantly been changed. BUT - it seems that in the last couple of days, the blue link that would appear to the right of the search results on Google which said 'show results from the UK' or, if already showing local results 'show results from the internet' has gone. Despite saving my location as the UK in settings, the results (particularly when looking for things to buy etc.) are irritatingly global, when I do not always want or need them to be. The ability to switch between local and global results was stupendously useful, and I can't for the life of me fathom why the hell they would do away with it.....

So, has anyone else noticed this or have I actually done something stupid here?? If so, what? I really hope it is me.


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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1975 times:

Do you have a G-Mail or Google Chrome account? I have both and am able to save my search preferences. You may also want to check out Startpage.comThey do not record your IP address/great for privacy issues They also have preferences you can pre-set and unless you default out of it use Google searches. However, I do feel for image searching Google has the other's beat now that Flickr is associated with them. Good luck.

https://startpage.com



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
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Yeah, have done all that. Just wondered if there was something more obvious at play. Has anyone else noticed this ridiculous cut in functionality?


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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Has anyone else noticed this ridiculous cut in functionality?

Yes, the recent changes have really annoyed me. How can anyone have found the new layout to be better? What I like least is that I can nolonger have a background photo (was a Virgin Atlantic A340) for the default google page. They also made it more difficult to filter for only high-res images when doing an image search.

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
The ability to switch between local and global results was stupendously useful, and I can't for the life of me fathom why the hell they would do away with it.....

Search with the default search page, then click the search tools button (someone's screenshot of it has been provided below). It will bring up a few options to filter the search, including country specific results. For me however, the options only appear for a few seconds thus making it impossible to filter a websearch.   



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
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Quoting zkojq (Reply 3):

Search with the default search page, then click the search tools button (someone's screenshot of it has been provided below). It will bring up a few options to filter the search, including country specific results. For me however, the options only appear for a few seconds thus making it impossible to filter a websearch.

AH, superb - so what used to take one clicks now takes several and is difficult to find unless someone shows you? What a superb 'improvement'. What the hell were they thinking?? Glad I'm not the only one to notice.



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4):
so what used to take one clicks now takes several and is difficult to find unless someone shows you?

Ironically, one could have to to use google to find out how to work google.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4):
What the hell were they thinking?

I assume the more minimalism design of the current setup is appealing to some....not to me though; less certainly isn't always more.



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