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How to set Google search preferences to English?

  1. #11


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you read my first post in this thread? It solves your issue, does exactly what you asked for.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    That works Kari, but one must keep the Google cookie or you'll have to take those steps every time one wants to use search.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Yes, exactly as I mentioned. It's up to user to decide: achieving what this OP wants, allowing Google to store cookies is the only option. There are no other ways to save the language information.
    I do accept cookies, but they are deleted every time my browsers (firefox & chrome) are closed...

    So that won't work.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Did you read my first post in this thread? It solves your issue, does exactly what you asked for.
    I did read it, and it does solve things for the casual user.

    Anyone who cares to protect themselves and their privacy online, that won't work for those people...

    But thank you for the effort you put into the post, I do appreciate it, honestly
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  4. #14


    Apparently google has made it impossible to solve this problem in a simple way...

    I'm thinking of switching to yahoo or duckduckgo...

    I don't accept being forced into doing things! It bugs the heck outta me!
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  5. #15


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    That works Kari, but one must keep the Google cookie or you'll have to take those steps every time one wants to use search.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Yes, exactly as I mentioned. It's up to user to decide: achieving what this OP wants, allowing Google to store cookies is the only option. There are no other ways to save the language information.
    I do accept cookies, but they are deleted every time my browsers (firefox & chrome) are closed...

    So that won't work.
    You are asking how to do a certain thing. The solution I told you is the only possible solution, it's up to you if you want to use it or not.

    Allowing Google.rs to store cookies is the only solution. There's absolutely no other way to do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Did you read my first post in this thread? It solves your issue, does exactly what you asked for.
    I did read it, and it does solve things for the casual user.

    Anyone who cares to protect themselves and their privacy online, that won't work for those people...

    But thank you for the effort you put into the post, I do appreciate it, honestly
    First time I have been called a casual user, not caring about my privacy. Out of respect for forum rules, I cannot say honestly what I think of that comment. Let's try a mild, nice version: What an utterly nonsense and stupid comment!

    Again: you have an issue. You have been told what the solution is. Your decision, of course, but you have to understand that there really are no other solutions.

    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Apparently google has made it impossible to solve this problem in a simple way...

    I'm thinking of switching to yahoo or duckduckgo...

    I don't accept being forced into doing things! It bugs the heck outta me!
    How do you think Yahoo for example is doing this? Do you really think a website can store information about how you want to page be shown if you don't sign in to it and do not allow cookies?

    Nobody is forcing you to do anything, that was not very clever from you to say that. You decide it yourself: you want your issue solved, you follow the instructions given.

    Kari
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    That works Kari, but one must keep the Google cookie or you'll have to take those steps every time one wants to use search.


    I do accept cookies, but they are deleted every time my browsers (firefox & chrome) are closed...

    So that won't work.
    You are asking how to do a certain thing. The solution I told you is the only possible solution, it's up to you if you want to use it or not.

    Allowing Google.rs to store cookies is the only solution. There's absolutely no other way to do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post

    I did read it, and it does solve things for the casual user.

    Anyone who cares to protect themselves and their privacy online, that won't work for those people...

    But thank you for the effort you put into the post, I do appreciate it, honestly
    First time I have been called a casual user, not caring about my privacy. Out of respect for forum rules, I cannot say honestly what I think of that comment. Let's try a mild, nice version: What an utterly nonsense and stupid comment!

    Again: you have an issue. You have been told what the solution is. Your decision, of course, but you have to understand that there really are no other solutions.

    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Apparently google has made it impossible to solve this problem in a simple way...

    I'm thinking of switching to yahoo or duckduckgo...

    I don't accept being forced into doing things! It bugs the heck outta me!
    How do you think Yahoo for example is doing this? Do you really think a website can store information about how you want to page be shown if you don't sign in to it and do not allow cookies?

    Nobody is forcing you to do anything, that was not very clever from you to say that. You decide it yourself: you want your issue solved, you follow the instructions given.

    Kari
    Wow...

    I could break what you said down and respond, like you did, but I won't... Peace!
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  7. #17


    I don't think Google searches in any particular language or any particular domain. Language or domain are set according to your location. There's no Google server in Serbia. The .rs is just a reserved domain. Their servers are in just few places on Earth and all connected so whatever you search for, it searches on all of them. The offer on the first page is just for interface. You can see where I am from and I'm kinda proud .rs exists at all. Too bad they didn't register .srb (срб) too.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use a vpn connection.
    I just changed it from UK to Prague to test the language thing.

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    I'm in America, actually.
    Hope this helps in some way.
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  9. #19


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    David, you have cookies allowed?
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yes.
    See 3rd screenshot.

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