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Author Topic: Google's thumbnail pop-ups  (Read 2126 times)

timns

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Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:59:35 PM »
Those not-so-little images of the website that popup on the right of the search results are awful.

Anyone know how to turn them off permanently?

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 04:36:32 PM »
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On my Firefox, Google has no thumbnails.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2010, 04:41:21 PM by Curt »

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 04:38:09 PM »
scroll all down and select old classic view.

I'm sure you're right, but I can't find it at the moment. I'll kill my browser and try again later, so thanks!

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 04:42:23 PM »
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On my Firefox, Google has no thumbnails.

Mine did, but now they are gone again. FF itself blocking somehow?

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 04:53:14 PM »
Okay, you read it before I deleted it. I was talking about Google Image Search, you may have been talking about a normal Google-"word-search"?

I was just checking my Firefox addons, and realized that I don't know why I have no thumbnails. It must be your personal settings at Google, determining what feature is being used. I don't know.

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 10:47:11 PM »
I don't really mind the thumbnails, because at least for me, I have to click on the little magnifying glass before they even show up. So I don't ever see them.
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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 01:46:45 AM »
i think turning off the instant search stops the thumbnails. after that, you can view the thumbnails but first, you have to click within a paragraph of one of the results.


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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 09:24:43 AM »
Thanks, I'll check my settings one more time. Instant search used to be off, but I have lost those settings several times, and not really noticed in time to try and figure out why.

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 12:04:19 PM »
if you get nowhere with that, you could try the google keyboard shortcuts experiment from the labs. I use it as my default search page - instant search is off and i only see thumbnails when i click on a paragraph. more than that, the shortcuts are very handy - i don't understand why they aren't part of standard search (those stupid cursor shortcuts they added to standard search were just insane, these labs shortcuts are actually usable).

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 12:11:11 PM »
Thank you kindly, I shall try that.

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 03:33:04 PM »
timns, if you have your browser setup to clear cookies, you may lose settings as I believe that's where Google stores them.

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Re: Google's thumbnail pop-ups
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 11:15:39 PM »
My favorite Greasemonkey script GoogleMonkeyR just got updated yesterday. Now has "Site Preview" under "Remove" section :) He says it is "directly" compatible with Google Chrome and Opera http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/9310