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Is Google supposed to do this?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Carl Spock, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 #1 of 28
    Carl Spock

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    I made a mistake and accidentally mis-entered Google. I found something crazy. You can, too.

    Go to www.google.com/#. Now when you type in words in the search bar, it immediately searches for what you're typing.

    Way cool if you are searching for something and can't quite describe it. This way you can see if you are getting close.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2010 #2 of 28
    Steve

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    It's a new feature they're rolling out. Google Instant. More here.
     
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    BubblePuppy

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    HDJulie

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    Yahoo has had something similar for a long while now.
     
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    Carl Spock

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    Thanks. I like it. :)
     
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    Marlin Guy

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    Their three users love it. :lol:
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 #7 of 28
    BubblePuppy

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    Google has a predictive search where you start typing and suggestions start popping up. It's very accurate, saves typing the complete query in most cases, so I don't know how this new feature will differ.
     
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    HDJulie

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    :). I have no idea why I started using Yahoo as my search engine but I did it years ago & now I'm used to it.

    Yahoo's version of this I think is based more on previous searches done by others. So if I am searching for Dell 3007WFP as soon as I type Dell, the suggestions start & as I type more the suggestions limit themselves to those that match the beginning of what I have already typed.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 #9 of 28
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    I think you are confusing the predictive text of the search with the new predictive results of the search, the google page is now displaying results as you type, not just the text of the query...
     
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    Ah, yes, I see the difference. I didn't notice that Google was immediately showing results as you type, not just showing possible finishes for what you are typing.
     
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    :biggthump
     
  12. matt

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    I had to turn it off, I don't like it.
     
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    Scares the bleep out of me when the screen changes after 3 letters.
     
  14. matt

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    It doesn't scare me, I just find it annoying that everything moves around, then I have to wait as my computer tries to update all the links.
     
  15. Steve

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    I'm not seeing the wait. Which browser are you using? I'm using the Chrome 7 beta on a 4 year old laptop running XP, connected wireless G.

    I just searched for "Samsung galaxy tablet review" and the screen rebuilt four times while I was typing and the reported search time was .12 seconds!
     
  16. matt

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    Firefox. Everything is slow. I read in another thread that the google site was using some new thing optimized with chrome. There was a link to a video about entering the address for the house you grew up in. I tried to do it in firefox and it never loaded. I tried to do it on chrome and it was almost instant.

    I don't like chome. It doesn't have the options firefox has, or if it does, I can't get to them the way I like. Super example - no home button. I hate that. I was giving it a chance a while back then when it wouldn't work with the chat room here, I wrote it off.
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Been loving Google instant since I found out about it yesterday. Can't wait to get it on my droid.
     
  18. Steve

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    I just make my home page a link on the bookmark bar. Not sure why it needs to be any different than any other on of my bar links. :scratchin: Either way, I have to go up there to click something.

    BTW, there is an option to show the Home Page button if you really want it.
     

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  19. matt

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    Thanks Steve! I am using it now to give it another chance, with the home button.
     
  20. Steve

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    Bet you'll like it! :) Chat works fine too, BTW. PDF's open like web pages in 7. No Adobe toolbar (at least in this beta). That takes some getting used to. There's a "roll-over" toolbar in the bottom right for PDF page zooming.
     

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