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How Can I Make My Computer Think It Is In .co.uk?


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#1 HalfSquat

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Posted 2009-08-24 15:42:02

I would like my computers to search google.co.uk when I type a keyword into the address bar rather than google.co.th

I am using Chrome and Firefox. I have changed the settings in the browsers but they still search .co.th

Is there anything else I need to change?

Thanks.

#2 thaimite

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Posted 2009-08-24 15:59:03

In firefox the easy way is to install the Googlebar light addon and the ability to set your default search loaction is one of the options.
Else type About:config in the menu bar and change the approriate settings
browser. search. defaulturl to http://www.google.co.uk or other location you may wish
See this link for more information
http://mostafa.mosma...-search-engine/
or
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=firefox+s...on&ie=UTF-8

Edited by thaimite, 2009-08-24 16:04:27.


#3 Thaddeus

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Posted 2009-08-24 16:18:06

Or.

http://www.google.co.uk/ncr

the ncr at the end should stop it redirecting

#4 Daffy D

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Posted 2009-08-24 16:23:24

Or:-

http://www.google.com/webhp

:)

#5 lopburi3

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Posted 2009-08-24 16:44:13

As long as you do not clear your cookies the "ncr" (no country re-direct) after google one time, as in post #3, will take care of it.

Edited by lopburi3, 2009-08-24 16:44:47.


#6 Daffy D

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Posted 2009-08-24 16:59:07

Clearing cookies does not effect post #4

:)

#7 lopburi3

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Posted 2009-08-24 17:38:20

Will that take him to Google UK?

#8 Daffy D

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Posted 2009-08-24 17:50:23

Will that take him to Google UK?


Err! No but it will keep him in Google English :)

#9 opalhort

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Posted 2009-08-24 18:11:13

Occasionally I use GOOGLE in Germany via this URL:
www.google.com/intl/de

it does not upset my local settings or affect my cookies.

this should also work for /uk

opalhort

#10 djk

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Posted 2009-08-24 21:01:50

http://www.redflymar...rent-locations/


Add on for firefox that lets you choose different google sites for any search, doesn't work with firefox 3.5 at the moment though...





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