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Google search page

I seem to have lost the option of limiting searches to the UK only on here
http://www.google.co.uk/
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Re: Google search page

I, too, noticed that this afternoon.
Very handy and badly missed Sad

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alanf
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Re: Google search page

The page fills with additional options after a few - 15 seconds.
After performing a search it is possible to search again for pages from the UK
It is possible with advanced search to search only UK domains.
However, I don't like it and will be using alternative search engines in future such as
http://uk.ask.com/
http://uk.yahoo.com/
http://www.bing.com/
MrC
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Registered: ‎17-07-2008

Re: Google search page

It's possible to get a similar result by having "uk" as part of your search string.
But I'd agree it's a step backwards for Google.
Oh, and I think if you access Google (co.uk or .com) from a UK IP address then you'll get UK weighted results anyway.
scootie
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Registered: ‎03-11-2007

Re: Google search page

igoogle still have the options. wish i never cleared my cooks an temp files to see if this was true now
pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Google search page

on this machine, not at home away on hols, firefox 3.6.3 it has a left pane, on that is web pages from the UK, shortens the search a lot
 
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* Everything
    * Videos
    * Images
    * Maps
    * News
    * Books
    * Blogs
    * Updates
    * Discussions
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Search Options
    *
          o The web
          o Pages from the UK
    *
          o Any time
          o Past 3 weeks

first search About 14,800,000 results (0.23 seconds)
restricted uk About 591,000 results (0.13 seconds)
Community Veteran
Posts: 767
Registered: ‎29-10-2008

Re: Google search page

Mycroft has a UK-limited search plugin for Google.
I prefer to prelimit, so adapted an old version of Google's search page. Not sure how long this will continue to work. I hope Google rescinds this particular change.
Old interface (mostly):
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Re: Google search page

Am trying to wean myself off Google and have recently been using AltaVista. This is preset at UK.
http://uk.altavista.com
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Re: Google search page

Quote from: poppy
This is preset at UK.

Nice if it worked  Sad
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