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Google Instant Search

After the Instant Search, Google has just rolled out the new Google Instant Previews. If you want to turn it  off you have to know that actually there is no way to achieve this result since such a new feature is on by default without any option among Google settings to tweak it. In fact, differently from other new Google features which offer you ways and shortcuts to improve their usability, it looks like the Google Team decided to prevent users and surfers  from changing anything in the Instant Preview. This new feature is only  available on Google.com so far, but soon it will be implemented on all other Google versions.

Google Instant Preview offers you a snapshot of a website or webpage, directly from the Google Search page. In this way, you will be able to save a considerably amount of time because you won’t have to visit the website itself to understand if that’s what you a looking for. According to Google official blog, The new Google Instant Search will give users more control over what they are about to visit and read: “In our testing, we’ve found that people who use Instant Previews are about 5% more likely to be satisfied with the results they click. The previews provide new ways to evaluate search results, making you more likely to find what you’re looking for on the pages you visit”.

Other features available on Google Instant Search are:

  • Flip through preview and decide what’s the best website for you. Decide not to visit a spam blog just by looking at it, thus preventing any way to get infected by it.
  • Text call outs, in orange, will sometimes highlight where your search terms appear on the webpage so you can evaluate if it’s what you’re looking for.
  • Thanks to Instant Preview you will also be able to preview charts, graphics and pictures and decide what’s best for you.

To turn on the Instant Search for a website, simply click once the magnifying glass next to the title of any search. Such a great feature will let surfers perform more searches and at the same time will let them save a lot of time. You won’t have to waste time among useless websites, blog or webpages which doesn’t offer you what you want. After all Google wants you to search the more you can and get more information you can absorb in the shortest lapse of time. No time to play around,  to indulge yourself reading a silly blog you found by chance.

That’s the reason why maybe the Google Team opted to remove and deselect any option linked to the Instant Search itself , including the chance to turn it off. The benefits of such a feature are greater than its absence.

Again, Google is showing itself as the new Skynet which wants to decide what is best for us all…




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39 Comments to “Turn Off Google Instant Previews? Google Says No!”

  1. XUXO Says:

    to remove preview.it’s very simple.just use CSS Styles .
    add code below.
    .vspib,.vspi,#vspb {{ display: none !important;}

  2. Web Talk Says:

    Thanks! nice Solution. I like the idea to search Google without all the junk (ads).

  3. Allan Says:

    I really HATE Google Instant Preview, so I found a way to turn it off using Firefox and a plugin called Greasemonkey. That worked for a few months. But now when I click text in a google search result (such as to copy/paste it elsewhere), another preview window is popping up.

    Not only that, but Avast (antivirus program) has placed a security rating at the end of the first line of text (it shows as 3 green bars). This is also causing a box to pop up if you happen to pass over it while moving your mouse to another point on the screen.

    All this automated rubbish is EXTREMELY ANNOYING.

    So I went looking for a new solution and found one. Use this site as your homepage/searchpage instead:

    http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html

    It PASSES your search to google, then PARSES (strips!) all the junk from the results.

    There’s also a HTTPS version here:

    https://ssl.scroogle.org

    And… UP YOURS, Google!


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