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Disable Google Instant Permanently Without Cookies and Show More than 10 Results

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LOL-Blaster, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    If you are sick and tired of the shitty google instant function,
    here is how to disable it permanently:

    Note: Don't Fucking Download the firefox addon on makeuseof.com . It's a spyware.

    The original source of this article has been pulled down and deindexed by google,
    so I am reposting it to help other people with the same problem.

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    Regardless of browser, my netbook takes a significant performance hit when Google Instant is enabled; not to mention the havoc it wreaks on keyboard navigation plugins like Keysnail or Vimium.

    Unfortunately, disabling Instant via Google's Search Settings isn't really an option if you browse anonymously with Private mode (Firefox) or Incognito (Chrome). The opt-out-of-Instant preference is lost at the end of your browsing session when cookies are wiped.

    Thankfully, you can disable Instant by customizing your browser's default search engine parameters. For example, your default search string may look like this:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%s
    By adding &as_qdr=all to the string, Instant will be disabled regardless of your usual search settings:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&as_qdr=all
    Taking this one step further, you can instruct Google to show more than 10 results per page by adding &num=30&start=0 to the string:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&num=30&start=0&as_qdr=all
    The start parameter specifies that results should start at zero and num specifies that 30 results be displayed per page.

    How you modify your default search string depends on which browser you use...

    For Chrome/Chromium:

    Go to Preferences > Basics > Default Search > Manage
    Edit Google (Default) and add &num=30&start=0&as_qdr=all to the end of the URL

    You will end up with something like this:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&hl=en&num=30&start=0&as_qdr=all
    For Firefox (this assumes you use the address bar for keyword searches):

    Enter about:config in the address bar
    Type keyword in the search box
    Double-click on Keyword.URL
    Insert &num=30&start=0&as_qdr=all before &q= and click OK

    The resulting string should look something like this:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&num=30&start=0&as_qdr=all&q=
     
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  2. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    Or you can just save it as a bookmark and do your search clicking it.

    Why do you go for 30? Looks like 100 results is the biggest number this script can display on the page.
     
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  3. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    I just copy and paste the original article.
    Of course you can bookmark it and change the number to 100.

    In fact, I am doing it myself.
     
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