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What do you think of Google Instant?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Sep 30, 2010.


What do you think of Google Instant?

  1. It's great, I'll keep it enabled

    9 vote(s)
  2. Not better or worse for me, but won't disable it

    7 vote(s)
  3. I like the old search, I have disabled it

    12 vote(s)
  4. I'm not sure yet

    3 vote(s)
  5. Google Instant isn't available here yet

    1 vote(s)
  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Thanks for voting.
  2. Mattie Num Nums

    Mattie Num Nums Active Member

    I'm not sure about it yet. I kind of like it sometimes but other times its really annoying.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I don't care, it's distracting to have to look at two focus points, but .. it works. And it's not extra work. So why bother disabling it. :)
  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    since i use chrome. i rarely get to use it.

    however, the new features which bring keyboard shortcuts to google SERPs makes it awesome for me.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I rarely use it...95% of the time, I use the quick search in the top right of my browser...not on Google's page itself

    The rare times that I do use Google Instant, I like it. It's a little distracting at first but doesn't take long to get used to and see the benefits of it.
  6. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    I'm not a fan of the new "Instant" search, I'm afraid. I'm starting to lean more towards Bing nowadays anyway.
  7. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I disabled it immediately. It's distracting, and I know how to search. The average person doesn't understand how Boolean Search works, so they have a very hard time finding anything. I know exactly how to find what I need, so I don't need this "helping hand" from google.

    I use chrome as well, but my search bar defaults to wikipedia, not google.
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  8. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I type too fast that it doesn't really help me, and the results it gives usually don't match until I finish typing the query.

    Exactly. Too many search tools want to help you learn.
  9. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Yeah... my friends often ask me to help them find things.

    People have said before "if Jaxel can't find it, it doesn't exist".
    SneakyDave likes this.
  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    there is another option missing:

    Google Instant is crap.
  11. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I guess it's not available here, I have no idea what it is.
  12. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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  13. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... it's a little too hyper for me.
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  14. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    When I use Google's search, I either just type what I'm looking for and hit enter in Chrome (love that feature) or I use the search bar that's available in browsers. I rarely actually go to Google's site and then search.
  15. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

  16. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Ewww.. never used it, never likely too, I search from my browser not via their page.

    Obviously someone has a sense of humour... Instant gratification indeed!

  17. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    doesn't really bother me either way, I also use the search tool in the corner of my browser more often than not.

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