Google Chrome Offers To Shift Searches Based On Your Location

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Google Chrome Offers To Shift Searches Based On Your Location


From the I-didn’t-know-this but it’s quite cool department: if you enter a search in a specific Google country site (such as google.com.au) and Chrome deduces that you’re actually somewhere else, it will ask if you want the search re-routed to the local domain instead.

I discovered this when a search I conducted while passing through the UK (yep, I’m on the road again) asked me if I wanted to direct the query via google.co.uk instead. Whatever browser you use, going to Google.com will usually redirect you to the country-specific version of Google, but this is a new twist. I chose ‘No’ on this occasion, but having the option seems sensible.

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