Why would you go to Google.com

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    ....when safari and every other major browser has a built in search function? Last I checked, it's much faster to go ahead with your search, than to type google.com, then the search.

    Is it just habit, or because there's something special I'm missing from going to google.com vs. just using the search built into Safari?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Google is my homepage. Allows me to just start typing rather than having to click in Safari's Google search field. With Google instant I don't even need to hit enter.
     
  3. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    Why? Because we all have different preferences when it comes to how we search. What search engine we use, and what browser we prefer. I like them all, but prefer Chrome. In my experience it's very fast, has a nice interface, and I can search in the address bar.
     
  4. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    Read the entire post, that wasn't the question. For a chrome user, the question for you would be, why would you go to Google.com instead of just typing your search right in the bar...and the search engine already set to Google.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    My homepage is an iGoogle "desktop" that contains updated news topics that I am interested in.

    I suppose I'll sometimes use the search bar to use Google (or Bing), but sometimes I still click on the the browser's Home button to go back to iGoogle so that I can take a quick glance at the news. This is particularly useful during the NHL and NBA seasons, since scoreboards are a part of my iGoogle. :)
     
  6. stridemat Moderator

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    I sometimes forgot that I can search directly in the address bar :eek:
     
  7. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I have it set as my home page. I use the non-search functions as much as search. I like having Gmail, maps, etc, all right there in one place. Plus, I like the iGoogle page with news feeds and other stuff in it.
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    The cool Google logos only work on google.com
     
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  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, no kidding. How else would you have gotten to play with the Les Paul tribute guitar logo or the Pac Man logo from last year?
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    Actually, there are doodles which only appear on the local domains.
     
  12. Melrose Suspended

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    I only use Google for Images, when I need to. Bing Images is nice, but I just haven't gotten used to it yet.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I hate using the search bar. Much easier to just use the home page.
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    G-mail is my home page, and I always have a tab open for G-maps. :)

    And that is the limit to my Googling, except their search engine.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I never use the G-Mail webpage, everything is using the mail app.
     
  16. sachinbille macrumors newbie

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    When you use inbuilt google search box you are using google search engine of your own country like I use that it will be google.co.in and not the ideal google.com and please note that search results of both are different!!!
     
  17. Krafty macrumors 601

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    To look at my background image of the wonderful korean group SNSD.
     

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  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I've wondered this myself. I use the search box more then going to google.com
     
  19. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I rarely go to the website due to the search box.
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I always use the search box in the upper right corner unless I need to use the advanced options.
     

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