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Re: [still OT?] Google cookie problem - was [Re: [OT] Google search default lang.]

On Sat, 13 Aug 2011 14:10:39 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> Camaleón wrote:


>> Google is now forcing their users to use cookies
> IS that your experience for http://www.google.com or whatever one has to
> do to access gmail?

For their search engine, yes. 

(as an aside comment, I also left Gmail's webmail and always try to use 
Mutt instead for accessing into my e-mail account)
> I just did a Google search with both JavaScript and cookies disabled
> with no apparent problems. I plead guilty to using WinXP Pro as I've yet
> to find a Linux distro that meets some of my peculiar requirements (i do
> now hereby duck ;)

I neither see "apparent problems" (if by "no apparent problems" we mean 
here that it simple works :-) ) when using Google search, is just that I 
can't get it to work the way I like...

- Can you remove auto-complete? Nope
- Can you get rif off the small preview image? Nope
- Can you instruct Google search to stay in the language you started 
browsing with? Nope

I would have ditched Google search some time ago but I like their addons 
like Image search and News. I wish DuckDuckGo could provide a similar 



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