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Topic # 31658 25-Mar-2009 21:57
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I am not sure about everyone else but I don't like the google predictive search feature its a bit distracting and not necessary, good on youtube but not so good on google.

predictive search is on google.com

am I alone on this one?

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  Reply # 203370 26-Mar-2009 00:46
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I guess it depends on your point of view and what it is you're searching for.
If you've got a computer problem, you're not always sure exactly what to chuck into Google, for fear of it bringing up irellivent results.
You may find as you start typing that someone else has had the same or a similar problem and it gives you ideas as to what keywords you've been trying to think of.

I haven't tried it, so I can't really say too much on it at the mo.

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Reply # 203433 26-Mar-2009 09:52
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Can't say I've ever found it useful myself (I generally know exactly what I'm looking for) - but as above, I could see how 'home' users may find it useful.




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  Reply # 203485 26-Mar-2009 12:56
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I find it very useful, and not distracting in the slightest.




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  Reply # 203796 27-Mar-2009 21:22
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And i've never seen it! I first saw it show in a Youtube video of some guy showcasing it only yesterday.
I do block pretty much every google related tracking cookie, javasript and custom CSS so probably no wonder.

I'm not a big fan as these searches slow down mobile devices something chronic.

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