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#1 htcz

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 22:33

Man I hate when Google changes their layouts....

Where can I change so I can turn off Instant Search? Im not logged in and I dont want to.


#2 Neu B

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 22:41

Options, Basics, Search section.

#3 jakem1

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 23:28

The settings button is the cog in the top right hand corner. I know what you mean about the things like Google Instant being irritating though. It drove me to Bing and I've never looked back.

#4 OP htcz

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:41

There is no settings option anywhere on the page.

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Clicking "Even more" just throws me to their products page.



#5 alexalex

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:51

There is no settings option anywhere on the page.
yes, there is, the wheel on the right, search settings, disable instant search.

#6 OP htcz

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:57

There is no settings option anywhere on the page.
yes, there is, the wheel on the right, search settings, disable instant search.

The only thing I see on the right is "Sign in", as you can see in my screenshot.

#7 alexalex

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:09

you have to sigh-in with your google/gmail account

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#8 OP htcz

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:13

you have to sigh-in with your google/gmail account

I dont have a Google/gmail account.

And I have never had to in order to turn off Instant Search.

#9 OP htcz

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:41

Another bad design choice:

You have to make a search first then the cog appears:

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#10 cork1958

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:25

Another bad design choice:

You have to make a search first then the cog appears:



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No you don't have to sign in. It SHOULD be to the immediate right of the sign in button.

Another way to edit prefs is to quit using it (Google) !!

As one poster said above, Googles annoying crap like this is what has made me NEVER use Google!!

#11 OP htcz

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 14:55

No you don't have to sign in. It SHOULD be to the immediate right of the sign in button.

Another way to edit prefs is to quit using it (Google) !!

As one poster said above, Googles annoying crap like this is what has made me NEVER use Google!!

You dont have to sign in. You have to make a search first and then in the search results, the cog shows up and then you can change it.