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Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:35 pm

could anyone help please?
When I select the searchbox in Google, I usually get a dropdown list of my recent searches , which I find very useful. ( on the right they have a "X" so that they can be deleted if necessary).
Today I have noticed a new, strange list appearing underneath the "Recents" which I cannot get rid of.
When I select/hold one of them, it says; "This Search Is Trending In Your Area".There is no option to delete them.
Can anyone explain them ?: better still tell me how to stop them!
I will try to attach a screenshot.
Thankyou John
Since I submitted this posting: 4 more have appeared on the list.......It is growing, please help :think:
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:47 pm

I don't use Google but is this anything to do with your problem:

https://www.guidingtech.com/turn-off-go ... droid-ios/

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:56 pm

Thanks Beachcomber.
Tried this....to no avail.
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Enrique » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:59 pm

Hi John,
What Browser are you using............. :?:

You would need to turn of all the "let me help you stuff" tucked away in the Browser and your Google account ...........Location etc

I use Google search and don't see any of what you're seeing..........
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby costakid » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:24 pm

try using private browsing, normally nothing pops up.

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:30 pm

Thanks Costa Kid.
I know "private Browsing" would do the trick. However I would rather sort out the problem, so I didn't need to do that.
Thanks Enrique : I only wish I could undserstand your answer :think:
Cannot find "Let us Help You Stuff" anywhere.
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:01 pm

Further to my posting: If I delete my Google account ( this may be an answer) can I then open another Google account, but use the same email address?

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Lyric » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:05 pm

I believe, but do not know, that you can turn this off in Giggle settings, finding it is the trick

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:28 pm

Thanks Lyric.I know how to delete the account.
I need to know I can open a new one using the same email address( different password,of course)

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Enrique » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:37 pm

Hi John,

"Cannot find "Let us Help You Stuff" anywhere............... that's why I put it in " "

It will be in your Google account settings. As Lyric said "finding it is the trick"

You could also get your Browser to clear Cache and Cookies when you close it. :idea:
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:05 pm

Problem solved:)...........
I cleared the history ( incl cookies).
Funny how none of us thought of it!

Thanks for all the kind replies.
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby markwilding » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:47 pm

Beachcomber wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:47 pm I don't use Google but is this anything to do with your problem:

https://www.guidingtech.com/turn-off-go ... droid-ios/
I'm thinking of changing my search engine. The one I'm seeing that is being promoted as the new kid on the block is DuckDuckgo.

Which search engine do you use?

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Enrique » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:16 pm

Hi Mark,
DuckDuckgo .......... its been around for sometime, but as you say seems to be getting promoted with all Privacy concerns of late.

Have used it but went back to Google I get better results for Techy searches I'm always doing.

Give it a go.

Any one remember AltaVista...... ? that was a great one back in he day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltaVista
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Re: Google : search list.

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:09 am

There isn't a lot of choice. I use Duck Duck Go not because it is a great search engine but because it isn't Google and it appears not to manipulate and censor search results.

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Re: Google : search list.

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:39 pm

Enrique wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:16 pm Hi Mark,
DuckDuckgo .......... its been around for sometime, but as you say seems to be getting promoted with all Privacy concerns of late.

Have used it but went back to Google I get better results for Techy searches I'm always doing.

Give it a go.

Any one remember AltaVista...... ? that was a great one back in he day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltaVista
And it's 'companion' on the dark side, astalavista. Go to site for cracked software and license key generators back in the day... Not that i downloaded any myself of course..

As for search engines, Startpage is also pretty hot on privacy.
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