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Google Chrome: how do I see Google?
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jeff k
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Jan 9, 2010, 11:29 AM
 
On new browser Chrome I keep seeing this annoying screen instead of the normal google search screen:

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Can figure out what to do to permanatly default to a normal google screen thanks --any can figure it out?
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 11:30 AM
 
(see upper right) -- wecome to Google themes etc...
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 02:11 PM
 
Options -> "Open this page: http://www.google.com" instead of "Use the New Tab page"
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 02:39 PM
 
M:
thanks,
But can't find Options -- lookded all over.
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
Chrome->Preferences->General->Homepage->Open this page: http://www.google.com

You don't have to set Google as your home page though, since you can always simply type search terms into the address bar.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 03:22 PM
 
TEt,
got it.
Here is what's been happeing, for some reason, its been switching on it's own from -- open this page --Google to
Open with tabbed page.
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 05:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
lookded all over.
Oh you dided ?

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Jan 9, 2010, 05:03 PM
 
Maybe you should give up on Chrome. Google have some very strange attitudes about users in general. I would suggest you spend a maximum of thirty minutes on trying to work out how you can use Google Chrome. If you can’t work it out within that timeframe, well, screw them, it’s their loss.
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 05:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Oh you dided ?

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There’s no reason to be such a condescending prat, you know. It’s not his fault, arsehole.
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 06:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by dedalus View Post
There’s no reason to be such a condescending prat, you know. It’s not his fault, arsehole.
What the heck ? Not his fault ? Who did it then ? You ?

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jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 08:53 PM
 
GUYS check this out. I have the preference changed and it's still bring up the noise and not google homepage.
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Jan 9, 2010, 09:05 PM
 
Then stop using it. It's a very rough beta and no where near being ready for the general public.
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jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 09:17 PM
 
Did not know it was beta, I thought it was full fledged --
that said, it's a single annoying click to get the page. just was wondering....
     
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Jan 9, 2010, 09:50 PM
 
You can type your google search right into the address bar within Chrome.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jan 9, 2010, 10:21 PM
 
andy, interesting, who would have thought.
not as nice because address bar does not have the what you call feature where guesses the next few words you are going to type
     
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Jan 10, 2010, 02:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
andy, interesting, who would have thought.
not as nice because address bar does not have the what you call feature where guesses the next few words you are going to type
Actually it does, just give it a moment when you type your search into the address bar, it will act like the normal google page and try and predict what you are typing.
     
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Jan 10, 2010, 07:32 AM
 
For me the single bar in Chrome (for URLs and queries) is the cat's pyjamas. I love having a single k/b shortcut to get there and not needing to tab to the query entry field.

If Safari had that and its old progress bar (filling the URL entry field as the page loads) then I'd have my favourite things all in one place.
     
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Jan 10, 2010, 07:26 PM
 
the prediction not as good. I had to type almost two full words for the two word search term I search a lot to become visible.
With normal google search field, just after two consonants it's in a drop down below.
     
   
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