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How to Enable Google Real Time Search


Google just revealed real-time search.

Here’s the original article:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/relevance-meets-real-time-web.html

If you’re wondering how to enable it, well… Real time search will be available for everyone in a few days. If it’s still not active for you, just do the following:

  • Go to http://www.google.com
  • Search for something
  • Edit the URL so it contains: &esrch=RTSearch&tbs=rltm%3A1. For example, if the URL you’re getting is something like:

http://www.google.com/search?q=apple

Just change it to:

http://www.google.com/search?q=apple&esrch=RTSearch&tbs=rltm%3A1

As you can easily notice, the trick is just to set a couple of GET parameters. If you use Firefox, you can add these parameters automatically for every search. Just:

That’s it. Now simply go to your Firefox main window and simply type:

g apple

as the URL, where apple is what you’re searching for.

Enjoy!

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About Roberto Aloi

Software Engineer and Erlanger. Author of www.tryerlang.org.

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