Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google Instant

By | February 3, 2011

Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google InstantHere is a quick and painless to turn on Google Instant in your Chrome web browser.

Click on the Preferences (wrench) icon.
Go to Options > Basics
In the “Search” section, check “Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing” checkbox and hit “Close”.

All set.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Armin says:

    I am enjoying it! Why would one want to turn it off? D:

  2. Mikah says:

    Personally I’m lukewarm about it as it can be distracting.

    “That afternoon, it unveiled a new feature called Google Instant. It delivers search results before you’ve finished typing them. So now, if I visit Google and start typing my own name, it shows me links to Craigslist the moment I hit “C”. When I add the “H”, up pops the homepage for Chase online banking. By the time I’ve spelt out “Charlie”, I’m presented with a synopsis and review score for “Charlie St Cloud”, a film starring Zac Efron. Add a “Br” and Charlie Brown gazes back at me.

    As the name suggests, this all happens instantly. It’s the internet on fast-forward, and it’s aggressive – like trying to order from a waiter who keeps finishing your sentences while ramming spoonfuls of what he thinks you want directly into your mouth, so you can’t even enjoy your blancmange without chewing a gobful of black pudding first.”

    • Armin says:

      He must be a very slow typer. Yes, it’s called Google Instant, but it only starts loading a webpage after it detects that you have stopped typing. In addition to that, there’s auto complete.