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Google unveils search-as-you-type feature


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:46 PM

Google today unveiled a new search feature that they state will make searching even faster and easier. This new feature is called Google Instant and automatically displays relevant search results as you type search terms into the search box.When you search on Google with Google Instant enabled, search results will appear below the search field as you type. Google will also display predictions as to what it thinks you are searching for in gray. If one of those predictions is the right search, you can select it to immediately get the final search results you are looking for.You can disable and enable this feature by clicking on the Settings link on the Google search page and then selecting Search settings. From within the search settings screen you will see a checkbox that allows you to disable and enable Google Instant. While playing with the new feature I found that there can sometimes be small delays, or freezes, as you type and Google pulls up the proper search results. How has your experience been?


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:20 PM

Google Instant is rolling out over several days to users signed in to a Google Account. Check back soon if you are signed in and do not see it yet.


Next thing I hear is, you gotta buy google socks for google earth to work

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:14 PM

Funny thing is, I find it actually slows me down. I like typing in a few letters of my search just to see what will come up, and then I find something interesting, and then I forget what I was supposed to search for. It's a pretty nifty tool though, I rather like it.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:02 AM

Google Instant is rolling out over several days to users signed in to a Google Account. Check back soon if you are signed in and do not see it yet.


Next thing I hear is, you gotta buy google socks for google earth to work


Yes because we all paid for out Google accounts. O_o;

I only noticed it because on all my "backup" user accounts I am logged into gmail, so I see the instant searches. I'm glad its only when youre logged in because I'm usually not and this would irritate me. But it seems nifty and it works smoothly (minus a little lag, but its not as bad as other stuff.)

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

Thank you very very much Grinler!!! I hated that. I don't have it any more. I also turned it off in I.E.8.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

Hate it. Turned it off.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:26 PM

Google Instant with Bob Dylan

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

The darn thing is back on. Signed in or out. I went to Google forum and there are so many people complaining about this I can't count them. Is there a way to go to the old version?

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:49 PM

It's only in Google USA at the moment.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

Turned if off right away.
Not to mention, that it set up itself as default type of search without even asking.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:06 AM

Haven't tried it actually. NoScript blocks it nicely. I dislike autosearch/autocomplete junk anyway.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

LoL....
I guess there is less people who will use I am feeling lucky button now.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for the heads up Grinler, before I seen this post I had already encountered it and thought I had been hi-jacked by a google re-direct virus. :thumbsup: LOL

I posted a topic in the chat forums before I seen this thread.

I guess I will personally give it a chance before I turn it off.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:38 PM

and thought I had been hi-jacked by a google re-direct virus

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