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Old 02. Apr 2010, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 'Customize Google' replacement for FF 3.5, 3.6 etc?

Hi - Wondering whether anyone knows of a replacement for the Firefox Customize Google extension which gave you the chance to set all sorts of reassuring google and gmail privacy options and other related tweaks.

Unfortunately, Customize Google isn't compatible with the latest Firefox updates to 3.6.

I'm wondering whether I'll have to do my google tweaking differently, down another route? Or whether there's a handy one-stop alternative waiting out there somewhere?

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Old 02. Apr 2010, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/52498

It's based on CustomizeGoogle.
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Old 02. Apr 2010, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thumbs up OptimizeGoogle cutomizes google ok!

That's neat JL - OptimizeGoogle seems like an excellent alternative / replacement to CustomizeGoogle. Yes, Optimize Google does feel a bit like a Customize Google clone. So I immediately felt at home.

I get the impression OptimizeGoogle has even more options than CustomizeGoogle on top of the three key ones (stop click tracking and user id, remove ads, switch to https). And OptimizeGoogle is being actively developed. I like it. Thanks!

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Old 03. Apr 2010, 01:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm wondering whether I'll have to do my google tweaking differently, down another route? Or whether there's a handy one-stop alternative waiting out there somewhere?

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There is, it's called Bing
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You might be interested in Scroogle Scraper. I like it so much I donated.

You can read about the advantages here.
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Old 03. Apr 2010, 08:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There is, it's called Bing
Point taken, MC. But isn't that a bit like suggesting a change from Windows to Linux or Mac?

Unfortunately, Bing doesn't yet seem to have any equivalent of, say, Google Scholar. Anyway, I must check out more fully the Bing advanced search tips in the link Rhiannon posted here.

Personally, I'd need a fairly extensive google cloud replacement - and OrganizeGoogle seems to be politely saying "Hey, you, get offfa my cloud"!

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You might be interested in Scroogle Scraper. I like it so much I donated.

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Thanks BH - Scroogle's a great privacy service for basic searches, but not the major sort of google cloud replacement I'd really need.

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...OptimizeGoogle has even more options...
The OptimizeGoogle scroll feature option to allow seamless scrolling through google search results seems to work quite well.
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You might be interested in Scroogle Scraper. I like it so much I donated.[/URL]
There's a Scroogle 'hot finds' debating thread here.
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There's a Scroogle 'hot finds' debating thread here.
Oops... Sort of gave myself away there. What you guys call a basic search is
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