How can I disable iGoogle instant search?

steFan Dufresne September 18, 2011
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How do I disable iGoogle instant search one and for all and why iGoogle just won’t save my preference search values.

  1. Tina
    September 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    steFan,

    did ha14's solution work for you? Please let us know. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous
    September 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Open up a Firefox browser then....

    1: Press the "Ctrl" and letter "N" keys to open a NEW Firefox browser window. Type "About:Config" in the address bar at the top. Press the "Enter" key.
    2: Read the warning. Press the "I'll Be Careful, I Promise!" button.
    3: Type "Firefox" in the blank field labeled "Filter."
    4: Double-click on the following entry to open a dialog box: "general.useragent.extra.firefox."
    5: Type "www.google.com" into the blank field. Click the "OK" button to close the dialog box. Exit out of the browser window.
    6: Open a new Firefox browser session and navigate to Google's search engine page. Begin typing in search terms and notice that the "Instant Search" feature is disabled and not showing.