Friday, September 10, 2010

Don't Like Google Instant? Turn It Off

I've read many criticisms of Google's newly introduced Instant Search function that provides predictive searches. Many out there, me included, would rather not have predictive searches pop-up as we are typing in our search terms. Well Google has kindly offered a quick easy solution for us, its as simple as changing your search preferences.

From the top of the main Google search page, click settings then select search settings. From there scroll down to the bottom of the "Global Preferences" section. You'll see a box similar to the one pictured above that says Google Instant. Click the "Do not use Google Instant" button and scroll to the bottom of the page to save your settings. From now on, or at least until you clear your cookies or log out of your Google account, you'll no longer use Google Instant's predictive search.


  1. Nice tip. I was looking for that. Thanks.

  2. Anonymous3:43 PM

    if you don't save history in your browser it comes back


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