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Author Topic: I am so sick of google's search result urls with tracking info  (Read 10589 times)
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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2011, 08:35:57 AM »

Excellent find J-Mac -- GoogleMonkeyR works quite well! (took me a while to find that the options dialog is available under the upper right Gear menu on search results screen).  thumbs up

Best part is - and I have never seen this in a GM script before - that when you click on the Settings icon and open the GoogleMonkeyR settings, at the lower left where it normally shows "History-Prefs -..." it will show any updates to the script and offers to install them directly from there. Pretty cool actually.

Jim

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2011, 08:49:31 AM »

in newer versions of firefox (versions 4 & 5), the statusbar is hidden by default. you need to install an add-on to bring back the status bar.
Yes, it's hidden by default, but you don't need an add-on to get it back.  It has simply been renamed "add-on bar."  If you click on View-->Toolbars and put a check mark next to Add-on Bar, the status bar will appear and remain.
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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011, 12:05:40 PM »

Mouser, I don't think you use opera, but just in case:
https://addons.opera.com/...ts-direct/1.0/?display=en
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2011, 06:23:08 AM »

Have you ever tried Scroogle? http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html

 I've been using it for a coupla years now; and I like it so much that I donated...
But the donation doesn't necessarily go to the operators of Scroogle. You can pick your amount and favorite charity!

I forgot to mention that it is explained at the top-level domain: http://www.scroogle.org/

-Ben
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2011, 09:20:27 AM »

Have you ever tried Scroogle? http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html

 I've been using it for a coupla years now; and I like it so much that I donated...

-Ben

Ben,

Does Scroogle just pass on your search terms and then return whatever Google returns? I guess the really important question (to me) is: Will my searches through Scroogle still be subject to Google's asinine restructuring/respelling of my search terms?  (Which I obviously hate with much passion!) I have a feeling that it does since it appears that it just passes info to and from Google, eliminating only the tracking aspect of it.

Thank you.

Jim
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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2011, 08:22:44 PM »

Ben,

Does Scroogle just pass on your search terms and then return whatever Google returns? I guess the really important question (to me) is: Will my searches through Scroogle still be subject to Google's asinine restructuring/respelling of my search terms?  (Which I obviously hate with much passion!) I have a feeling that it does since it appears that it just passes info to and from Google, eliminating only the tracking aspect of it.

Thank you.

Jim

Hi Jim... I'm not sure if this will apply to in-depth searches; and I avoid google, so I'm not too familiar with the restructuring/respelling. But here is what
resulted when I intentionally misspelled "receive" as "recieve" (which I am always doing anyway). The first screenshot is what I entered. The second screenshot
shows the search term in black bold type at the upper left. I think the search terms you input through Scroogle are unmolested.  smiley

-Ben


* scroogle-misspelled-search-1.jpg (16.36 KB, 893x222 - viewed 88 times.)

* scroogle-misspelled-search-2.jpg (60.2 KB, 1021x459 - viewed 96 times.)
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2011, 11:19:55 AM »

Whoa! Revolutionary new search engine! Will NOT track you!
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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2011, 03:10:38 PM »

Anyone know of a firefox or other addon to get rid of this garbage?


Try https://ssl.scroogle.org/index.html    Better yet, make a search plugin for FF.  Or get it from http://mycroft.mozdev.org...scroogle.org%2Findex.html
  Hope this is helpful.
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2011, 09:26:23 AM »

adding one more GM script to the roster: Google Search No Evil Link Redirects.

Script Summary: This script transforms evil Google Search result redirects to take place on left click only (so that you can copy the URL with a right click or avoid the redirect with a middle click) or removes them altogether.
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89694
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2011, 04:09:49 PM »

Now using scripts "Search No Evil..." and "Tracking Be Gone..."

Thanks for the recommendations!
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