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turn off Google best matches

This tutorial will show  how to disable and turn off the “Best Matches” box from Google as it seems to be quite annoying to a lot of users. After a  search on Google,  users are reporting the appearance of a new  “box” on the bottom right corner of the Google page. On such a box, (Best Matches For…)  users will be able to see the keyword they used in the search with some other “suggestions” which  match their keyword. Apparently, the Best Match box appeared around October-November 2010 without any intervention from the user. Let’s see how to solve this issue and switch off the feature thanks to a nice trick!

  1. Open Google.
  2. Click the Settings icon located on the right side of the screen.
  3. Click Search Options. (Search Settings)
  4. Click the Tools tab and uncheck Quick Scroll.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Done!

Other times instead, the best matches feature comes from your Google Toolbar. The reason why you saw it appearing on the Google page “out of the blue” is due to an update you did (or Google did). In order to stop and turn off this annoying box, follow these steps:

  1. Click Toolbar’s wrench icon on your Google Toolbar.
  2. On the Tools tab, select (or deselect) the ‘Quick Scroll’ checkbox.
  3. Click Save.

If you are having this issue while using Google Chrome, then it might be an extension which put such a box on your Google Search. As a reference, in order to stop such an extension, read this Google Chrome page referring to the Google Quick Scroll.

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One Comment to “How to Disable and Turn Off Best Matches on Google Search”

  1. Efficiency First Says:

    “2.Click the Settings icon located on the right side of the screen.”
    There is no “Settings icon”. So these instructions are useless.
    Passive aggressive?

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