New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Schweb's Lounge Forum for general conversation, chit chat, or most topics that don't fit in another forum.

What the (censored) did Google just do?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
the8thark

 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2007
Location: *Brisvegas*
Posts: 5,658
the8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3

the8thark is offline
Quote:
And it does not work anymore that way. Cause now google starts searching as soon as you type in the first letter. So you don't get your search by typing in what you want and press enter. It automatically searches for you letter by letter as you type in and editing the search ad you change what you type in the search field.

So pretty much the I'm feeling lucky button is there but in practice you can never actually use it.
From another of my posts on the forum. But I wanted to ask why would google :
1. Do this in the first place make searches automatic as you type in each letter?
2. And secondly if that's the case why leave in the search and I'm feeling lucky buttons? As with this change you never get to click on those 2 buttons anyways.

Well I just found out it's an option called "instant searching" You can have it on or off. But they put it on without telling me. And I was like huh? why do that?
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,930
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
I started noticing that a few weeks or so ago. At first I thought it was something in Safari but it does it in other browsers also. Not sure what they are up to.
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Yeah, I'm not a fan of this either. Nor am I a fan of the way the image search works anymore. I don't like how: 1) Every image shows up on ONE huge page and 2) How when you hover over an image, it gets enlarged. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with the way things were before and I kind of resent them thinking that they need to get all "fancy" to try and compete with the likes of Bing or whatever.

If I wanted something like Bing, I'd USE BING.

Doug

Edit: Quick fix for now if you want a permanent way back to the old search method on any browser without auto search or the stupid image hover thing. Copy this into your address bar (no quotes of course) :

"http://www.google.com/images?q=radiohead&hl=en&complete=0&sout=1&prmd=iv mcnb&source=lnms&tbs=isch:1&ei=VmywTKuMIcaAlAfVvZj lDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&ved=0CBUQ_AU&biw=840 &bih=452

Replace the word after the "q=" to anything you want. I chose Radiohead because well.. you can figure that out.

Now, for Firefox users ONLY and a WARNING: It is not known if this work around has any effect on how FF renders other websites, so use at your own risk. I've only just started using it this way and have yet to come across any issues. If I do, I'll list them here. And if anyone else does this mod and has any issues, please let us know.

1- In the URL bar type about:config

2- Search the setting named general.useragent.extra.firefox (its default value is Firefox/3.6.10 in my case).

3- Right-click => Modify.

4- Clear its value and click OK.

That's it. Google will have reverted back to its basic search regiment !

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
Audio.Trench

 
Audio.Trench's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 03, 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,722
Audio.Trench is just really niceAudio.Trench is just really niceAudio.Trench is just really niceAudio.Trench is just really nice
Mac Specs: Custom PC

Audio.Trench is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
Yeah, I'm not a fan of this either. Nor am I a fan of the way the image search works anymore. I don't like how: 1) Every image shows up on ONE huge page and 2) How when you hover over an image, it gets enlarged. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with the way things were before and I kind of resent them thinking that they need to get all "fancy" to try and compete with the likes of Bing or whatever.

If I wanted something like Bing, I'd USE BING.

Doug
I agree with you 100% on this.. The image search sucks using my Dell with only a GMA-4500HD.. As does most other flash-based stuff.

I want the old Google back!
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,930
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
Yeah, I'm not a fan of this either. Nor am I a fan of the way the image search works anymore. I don't like how: 1) Every image shows up on ONE huge page and 2) How when you hover over an image, it gets enlarged. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with the way things were before and I kind of resent them thinking that they need to get all "fancy" to try and compete with the likes of Bing or whatever.

If I wanted something like Bing, I'd USE BING.

Doug
Thanks Doug. I am still waking up! That Image Search changed about the same time as what the8thark mentioned. Drives me crazy. In Safari I had an Ad Blocker on and with it enabled it beach balled trying to show all those pics and took forever! Turning off the Safari Ad Blocker sped it way up, but I am still not happy with it. It was much faster and more useable before.

I have really never used Bing for an Image search. If that is how it works, then I won't bother.
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Look at my revised post guys!

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
MacDude121

 
MacDude121's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 1,416
MacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram

MacDude121 is offline
The first time I used google with instant... I kinda freaked out. I thought my enter button was stuck down or something... then after 10 minutes I found the stupid little instant button thing... Are people getting too lazy to hit enter or click (Search) now?
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,354
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
You an turn Instant off by going to Settings > Search Settings (from the Google homepage).

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,930
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
You an turn Instant off by going to Settings > Search Settings (from the Google homepage).
I was coming back to post this but looking more for one that turns off that image search. That is the one that really bugs me. The Instant I can take or leave and as van stated, is easy to turn off right in google settings. I want the image one off as it plays havoc with my iMac G5/Safari with the Safari Block running.

Can you find an easy one for that one Van? You do I will owe you for life!
QUOTE Thanks
XJ-linux

 
XJ-linux's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2007
Location: Going Galt...
Posts: 3,363
XJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond reputeXJ-linux has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBookAir5,2:10.9.5-MacMini3,1:10.9.5-iPhone6,1:8.1

XJ-linux is offline
I just went back to Dogpile. Google search is bloated anymore.

"Those who don't understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly." Henry Spencer
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,354
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
Can you find an easy one for that one Van?
Unfortunately not. This is the best I can do.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
the8thark

 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2007
Location: *Brisvegas*
Posts: 5,658
the8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to allthe8thark is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3

the8thark is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
The first time I used google with instant... I kinda freaked out. I thought my enter button was stuck down or something... then after 10 minutes I found the stupid little instant button thing... Are people getting too lazy to hit enter or click (Search) now?
I see your point. But when I realised what was happening I though this:

With this instant search then Google could in theory track our partial searches. Cause cause anything you type in (in instant search mode) would be sent to the Google servers and translated into a search. So this is why I do not like Google. I feel it's a infringement in my privacy. I don't want Google to have information like this from me. I do not trust Google with it.
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
Unfortunately not. This is the best I can do.
The first way I listed is a lot easier. It gives you back basic Google and all you have to do is bookmark that page. And the Firefox trick I listed has been working a charm as well.

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,354
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
What I posted does the same thing your post does - adds the "&sout=1" bit to the URL. Your URL was needlessly long - it only had to be "http://www.google.com/images?q=radiohead&sout=1". That's much easier to remember if you don't have your bookmarks available.

Your Firefox method changes the useragent string which is a terrible way to fix that problem. Why should you have to change your UAS just to view one page?

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
MYmacROX

 
MYmacROX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posts: 3,635
MYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2008 15" MBP ML, 2012 21.5" iMac ML

MYmacROX is offline
I don't mind it at all. Hasn't even entered my mind that it would bother anyone until I read this thread. Oh well, it's fine by me.

16GB iPhone 5, 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad 1st Gen.

Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« New | Any Ideas? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Syncing iCal with Google Calendar and CalDAV froze my iCal g725s OS X - Apps and Games 1 01-02-2011 11:02 PM
Syncing Address Book with Google Contacts (again) DennyL OS X - Operating System 2 08-17-2010 09:32 PM
Are Google going too far? ipodmacfan Schweb's Lounge 22 05-24-2010 11:00 AM
Help! Need help creating a desktop shortcut in google calendar and a couple others.. SJUD9227 Schweb's Lounge 0 04-21-2010 12:01 AM
Does Google Know Too Much? mac57 Schweb's Lounge 15 12-09-2007 11:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?