Google Search Preview

Nameless

Beta Tester
If i knew what you were on about i'd try and help, im guesing this is soemthing i saw a few years back where it shows a preview of the webpage? I thought they got rid of it tbh.
 

Nick

New Member
My bad, I meant Google Instant. It's when you type something in the search box and loads of related searches appear in the drop down box.

I believe AM used to filter them by blocking the retrieval of the following urls:
clients1.google.co.uk
clients1.google.com
 

Nameless

Beta Tester
Aaah right so you mean the suggested search results? So if i typed youtube it would suggest things under it like youtube downloader, yuotube converter etc? Yeh i failed at removing that and also the page previews (had it disabled once but that might be because i clicked soemthing lol)

I'll look into it more when i woke up more need a few more cups of tea to make brain work.
 

Nick

New Member
Thanks for the suggestion rickyoh. Not really. As soon as the cookie deleted, I have to reset the option. Besides, I have tried disabling the option on .co.uk and .com Google settings and the instant results still come through.

AM used to be able to deal with this without any problem.
 

Nick

New Member
In AM, I added the following custom filters:
Block retrieval of URL:
clients1.google.co.uk
clients1.google.com
 

avatar

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Just add the same rules to Adguard:
Code:
clients1.google.co.uk
clients1.google.com
Are you sure that it's all that you need to disable google instant?
I've tried this method but blocking these urls does nothing.
 
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Nick

New Member
Thanks avatar.

That's weird as it used to work quite well but I've just checked AM and it no longer works there either. I've posted a message on their forum to ask if AM is still able to filter it.
 

Nick

New Member
That is true but it is possible to force it back to http by adding a couple of entries in the HOSTS file.
 

Nameless

Beta Tester
I have google instant disabled on my machines yet im always getting suggestions, i then enabled it and saw no what so ever so im confused as to what the option enables and disables if im honest.

Anyway, i have tried blocking clients1 and a few other suggestions i saw that are a year or two old now and all have failed, i have read that google autocomplete can not be disabled as its built into google this is from their support pages (avatar adguard is blocking google support might want to whitelist it: https://support.google.com/?hl=en) maybe auto complete is part of the suggestion code? I dont know.

I do swear i removed the box on a few occasions at like 3am in teh morning but i have no idea how and it re-appeared when i restarted the browser so... i dunno.
 
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