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Old 2014-09-20, 22:52   #1
NyteMyre

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Default New PC: Google showing "custom search" pages?

I got a brand new PC with Windows 8 now, but i noticed that my google research were a bit....off.

I noticed that instead of getting the normal results pages, i get some sort of full screen "custom search" result page. But only if i use the omnibox or the search on google.com.
If i use the Search app in Chrome, i get the normal pages.:


Screenshot 1: http://i.imgur.com/6ALdYsu.png
Left: Going to Google (notice old blackbar and copyright 2013)
Right: Opening the Google Search app in the chrome new tab page.


Screenshot 2: http://i.imgur.com/chWEwdJ.png
Left: Using google.com i get some sort of page that looks like a Google Custom Search results page sometimes used on websites.
Right: The page i'm expecting.

Anyone knows why this happens? I posted the same thing on Google support forums, but i haven't received a reply so far.
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Old 2014-09-21, 00:20   #2
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Default Re: New PC: Google showing "custom search" pages?

This just happened in the newest chrome release. It sucks.

I am using a Stylish.org plugin that edits the CSS of google.com search results pages to get back to what you and I both consider the superior page layout, that is the older style page layout.

1. in chrome (and/or firefox), download stylish.org extension
2. go to google.com and enter a search , get results.
3. click the Stylish button in your chrome address bar, click the "Find more styles for this site."
4. add the "Google Search Tools Back" style.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...oegfcffe?hl=fr

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

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Old 2014-09-21, 02:05   #3
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Default Re: New PC: Google showing "custom search" pages?

Well, that isn't really the problem.

It looks like i'm getting redirected towards a Custom Search version of Google (the url shows "gsc." which is used for google custom search API)

I'm not sure if it was the case since i first booted my computer or after i installed something, but i noticed that due to uTorrent, i had something called "Search Protector" installed. Which redirects google to yahoo now and then. I removed that, but i still got the same problem.
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Old 2014-09-21, 02:36   #4
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Default Re: New PC: Google showing "custom search" pages?

You can edit your search engines in Chrome.
Delete the custom Google, then add the default google.

Settings->Search->'Manage Search Engines' button:

default google search engine string:
Code:
{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:bookmarkBarPinned}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:omniboxStartMarginParameter}ie={inputEncoding}

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Old 2014-09-21, 10:29   #5
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Default Re: New PC: Google showing "custom search" pages?

It is already default, and it happens in every browser on my PC. (Even Steam browser)
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Old 2014-09-25, 14:46   #6
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I must be weird for liking the new layout more. :P

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