How to use Google Advanced Search?

- Advanced Search - If you press "Advanced Search", a page comes up with many different options.
In the box labeled "All these words" is your standard search box like the one on the front page.
The box "this exact wording or phrase" doesn't contain words in the middle of a sentence. It will surround the words with quotes "". For example, if you type in "wikiHow is Awesome" in the this exact wording or phrase box, the search won't include a page with "Is wikiHow useful? Many people asked do think it is useful and awesome" but will include "wikiHow is Awesome. This is why I think so."

- The "one or more of these words" box let's you look up something or something else instead but it won't find the two search terms together. For instance, you could search with the box "Chicken OR Gravy" the search would include pages about chicken and others about gravy.

- The next box is the "unwanted words" box. This box lets you not include certain words in your search. This box puts a - before the word. For example, if you search for "Bass" as in the fish, you could type in "Bass -Sing" to find pages that have Bass in them and not about singing.

- Below the boxes, you can choose how many results you want in your search in the drop down box "Results per Page"
"Language" which lets you choose which language you want the search results to be. This option isn't very necessary. If you search a English word, then you will probably get English. The same with "File Type", "Region" and "Last Update"

How to use Google Advanced Search?

Everyone of use knows Google. It would be pretty surprisingly if somebody did not. When you first go to, you don't see much. It looks like a very simple search engine. In actuality it is, but it can be used for much more. You most probably have any idea how to use it for finding the exact information. There are some tricks which I will show you in my solution part. In the right down corner, there are three links: - Advanced Search, - Preferences, - Language Search. We will work mostly with them.

Using Web Image Search Engine

In order to retrieve web sites or web pages, one could use web image search engine, such as:
- TinEye:
- GazoPa:

In those web image search engine, you can upload your image and then you will get several number or web sites or web pages that contain your image.

But do not use Google Images, because in Google Images we entered text (instead of image) to search images.

Search the Web using Image

Usually we enter "keyword" or "terms" in web search engine (google, yahoo, bing, etc.). But then what if we have an image, and we would like to search the web pages or web sites that contain that image (or similar)

De-bloat Google Images

The current version of the <a href="">Google Image Search</a> has several usability improvements above the old one. In my opinion it also has flaws: if you click on an image in the search result list it points to a site called "Google Image Result" which displays the actual image in the foreground and the website where this image was found in the background. The old version of Google Image Search (which is still available in the Austrian version <a href=""></a>) has some similar behavior. The intention of this page is to select if you want to either view only the image or the whole website. For me, neither of these two versions work especially well. Both, the old and the new approach load a whole website where I'm only interested in a single picture. One more negative aspect of this behaviour is, that there are no direct links from the search result view to the actual image files. In nine out of ten cases this makes me feel kind of slow. I'm looking for a way to modify the search results page of google image view to make the links of the individual pictures point to the actual files instead of the intermediary preview page.

Add a sharp and a unshap search mode

There are different possibilities to increase the efficiency of the search. I decided to let the user choose how he likes to search. Therefore he has the possibility to choose one out of two search modes. The 'sharp' search finds only the exact word, e.g. "Ei" finds "Ei" but not "Osterei". The 'unsharp' search finds also results there the search word is a part of a longer word, e.g. "Ei" finds "Ei" and "Osterei". The costs of the implementation of this solution were lower than the costs of other solutions. In addition it is very powerful and easily to use because the user can decide best how he likes to search in order to find the required pictures. If he realizes he finds too much or too less pictures he simply changes the search mode.


Search on website either for full words or a parts of words

<p>On an website which offers pictures exists the problem that there are pictures tagged with short words which are are also a part of other words which have nothing in common with the original word, e.g. "Ei" - "Eimer" or "Affe" - "Giraffe" and other words where the words have a relation, e.g. "Ei" - "Osterei" or "Bahn" - "Eisenbahn".</p><p>&nbsp;The user shall have the possibilty to enter a word (or a various words) for which he wants to find pictures related with this word. Obviously he shall find the pictures he is looking for and not different ones. In case of doubt he shall find more pictures than less but not an extreme amount of pictures which have nothing to do with the word he entered. In this case the search would be useless.</p><p>&nbsp;In addition the systems does not only search in the tags, it also searches in the descriptions and titles of the pictures.</p><p>PS: Ei means egg. Eimer means bucket. Osterei means easter egg. Affe means monkey. Giraffe means giraffe. Bahn means train. Eisenbahn means train, too.</p>

How to manage Search Engine List in Mozilla Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox provides search tab which is convenience for searching. By the way, you may want to change search engine that you are familiar with. For example, you may want to change from google to yahoo and vice versa. Moreover, sometimes google search point to regional google of the location where you are.You may want to change to the language that you prefer. How to solve this problem?
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