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Old 01-21-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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I have three browsers available to me: AOL's version of IE, IE 6.0 that I use with my ISP, and Firefox 3.6 I use with my ISP.

I don't care for Google Instant and have finally been able to make that preference stay put on IE (don't know how or why), but when using Firefox, that No Instant preference is ignored no matter how many times I set it to off.

As far as I can tell I've cleared all the caches and deleted all the cookies and retried to set my preference -- no change.

I have WinXP and AVG -- is it AVG that's not allowing the preference to remain changed? Is the unchangeable cookie hiding somewhere else in my computer?

I do understand the benefits of Google Instant, but for me it's distracting clutter and I just don't want it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Default Fixed it - autocomplete and Google Instant gone

On Firefox, by going to Tools:Options:General and changing the homepage to the URL below loads the plain Google homepage WITHOUT the dang autocomplete:
Quote:
w w w.google.c o m/webhp?complete=0&hl=en
(of course don't put spaces between w's and between com -- did that to show the complete URL here)

Finally clutter is gone!
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