Re: [PCWorks] Google Alphabet Soup

  • From: "Clint Hamilton-PCWorks Admin" <PCWorks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "PCWorks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pcworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:09:03 -0500

Tom I know several of these, how **EXACTLY** do you need to
search and what operators to you need?  I'll see if I can come
up with something.  I can't tell from that URL you gave, all I
can tell from it is 'safe image' is on and you appear to have
50 results per page.

Your URL works for me on Chrome and FireFox, at least it
"works" in the sense that I get a page and can search, and I
can see results, but of course I am unsure of how the layout or
results are supposed to be.  I can't try it in IE because I
have G in my Restricted Sites zone which apparently won't run
JavaScript.  I'll try and describe what I see in FF and Chrome:
Unlike the URL I use, there is no left side nav area or any
links there.  There's no left margin, the results are all the
way to the left.  The page is simple and uncluttered, it has NO
paid results, sponsored links, no ads, nothing.  Just the
results.  Each results has the clickable title or heading with
(depending on the search) either the resultant sites'
description tag below the title or page body text.  (I like
this layout, I'd use it if it had the left area nav links for
the time frame, and video and image search).

This is the URL I use for them, you may be able to modify it
for your needs.  This is set to have: 10 results per page,
safe-search off, English only, anytime, and clicked result
links to open in a new window.

I modified its "ct=images" area to that of your "safe=images"
in this URL:
But it doesn't appear to do anything differently in the

(Those URL's did not break, and ARE WHOLE and clickable in OE
after putting this in my Drafts folder so they should remain
intact for other email programs.  If not, you'll have to fix
that for them to be clickable.  Note that after the end of
each, I put: A space, and [END] so you'll know the end.).

God Bless,
Clint Hamilton, Owner

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom"

Several years ago, I think it was on this e-mail list, there
was a discussion about all the additional codes that could be
added at the end of "" to customize the search and
search results.  I've tried looking for "google operators,"
"google variables," "google switches," "google codes" and
more I've forgotten but can't find much of anything on the

Below is a string of characters I've been using that I liked
but about a week ago Google changed the results.  The search
results I used to get had headings for each search entry and
I could navagate through them with my screen reader heading
key.  Now, google does not provide headings, just a lot of
on-clicks and other stuff that makes it more difficult to use
with a screen reader.  I know there are URLs for accessible
google searches, but I'd really like to learn more about all
this alphabet soup stuff.



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