Disable Google’s “Did you Mean”

If you’re tried of Google automatically rewriting your search queries, this will help.

Case Study:

When searching Google for “Linus Redhat” Google will automatically search instead for “Linux Redhat” and you will need to click the link for your original search exactly as you typed it.

If you search for obscure things, like code snippets, this can be annoying

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The Fix:

Append this to the end of your search string:

&nfpr=1

So, for example you can use this string to search google from your browser’s custom search engines with “did you mean” disabled:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&nfpr=1

It will still show “Did you mean” but it will not automatically change your query.

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