Stopping spam from google?

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows (everything newer than 8), Linux, MacOS
       #11

    • I want to prevent the video thumbnails in the search results from being autoplayed.

    • I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to sign up for a google account.

    • I want to disable the popup dialog, that shows you a list with related search results.

    • I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to support people's business.

    • I want to disable the popup dialog, that asks you if you are looking for results in english.
    I use the Brave Browser and don't get any of this. But I rarely use Google, so maybe I just didn't notice (I use mostly DuckDuckGo, and sometimes Bing).

    You could use GreaseMonkey (FireFox) or TamperMonkey (Brave/Chrome) to do a lot of it. On Brave, I use TamperMonkey to block images people walking by at work don't know that I'm reading news feeds. But it runs your own Javascript so you can literally do anything you can code or find.
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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       #12

    Firefox & Youtube. This works for me.

    Set all as shown. If media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2 doesn't work try =1

    Stopping spam from google?-config.jpg

    Then click Autoplay settings and set to block.

    Stopping spam from google?-options.jpg
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  3. Jacee's Avatar
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    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.844
       #13

    I use Firefox and Google search engine.... I don't get popups, tool tips, or audio playing ads.
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  4. zebal's Avatar
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       #14

    Cerawy said:
    It would at least be good to stop videos from autoplaying, whenever you search for something on google.
    Every "normal" web browser supports this feature, in MS edge it's:
    Settings -> Cookies & site permissions -> Media autoplay -> Limit
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  5. i486's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #15

    Cerawy said:
    It seems like google is becoming more and more annoying to use on a daily basis. If anyone has some solutions to some of these problems, please post them in this thread, thanks.

    I want to prevent the video thumbnails in the search results from being autoplayed.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to sign up for a google account.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that shows you a list with related search results.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to support people's business.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that asks you if you are looking for results in english.
    Those features depend on scripts. Scripts can be disabled.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 20H2 Fast Ring Professional
       #16

    Cerawy said:
    It seems like google is becoming more and more annoying to use on a daily basis. If anyone has some solutions to some of these problems, please post them in this thread, thanks.
    I want to prevent the video thumbnails in the search results from being autoplayed.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to sign up for a google account.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that shows you a list with related search results.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to support people's business.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that asks you if you are looking for results in english.
    Best thing would be to change your browser away from Chrome and onto something else.
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  7. Posts : 1,386
       #17

    "Best thing would be to change your browser away from Chrome and onto something else."
    I substitute teach in three different school districts, which are heavy into Google stuff. I use Google. I do have W7 version of IE, FF, Edge browsers in mint condition, I can use them from time to time.
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  8. Posts : 1,246
    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
       #18

    Cerawy said:
    It seems like google is becoming more and more annoying to use on a daily basis. If anyone has some solutions to some of these problems, please post them in this thread, thanks.
    I want to prevent the video thumbnails in the search results from being autoplayed.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to sign up for a google account.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that shows you a list with related search results.

    I want to disable the tooltip notification, that asks you to support people's business.

    I want to disable the popup dialog, that asks you if you are looking for results in english.


    Hi Cerawy,

    My solution to minimize this online Google-type SPAMMING is to use Google search only on the rare occasion or when I'm desperate. My search engine of choice uses Google servers but maintains my anonymity.
    Search results open in a new tab by default, you have the option of changing that setting, if you prefer.

    Startpage.com - The world's most private search engine

    Some users want the instant satisfaction of 100 million hits even when half are repetitious or completely redundant and irrelevant. I choose to see less results and not share my activities.
    Whatever floats your boat.

    As far as videos that auto-play, there are many solutions, mostly browser extensions. Just search for available extensions for the browser of your preference.

    I use Vivaldi, a chrome based browser and there are several available extensions to stop YouTube videos from automatically playing.

    Stopping spam from google?-0401-stop-youtube-autoplay-ext.jpg

    Stopping spam from google?-0401-disable-html-autoplay-ext.jpg

    Stopping spam from google?-0401-magic-actions-ext.jpg



    Option to disable Auto-play on YouTube.com . They claim this setting will not change.


    Stopping spam from google?-0401-youtube-autoplay-directions.jpg

    Autoplay videos - YouTube Help


    Stopping spam from google?-0401-youtube-autoplay-switch-.jpg

    Stopping spam from google?-0401-youtube-autoplay-switch-off.jpg
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 1 Week Ago at 11:27.
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  9. KCR
    Posts : 290
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
       #19

    They claim this setting will not change.

    And today is the 1st day of April . . . .




    Lol. . .

    .
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  10. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
       #20

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Option to disable Auto-play on YouTube.com . They claim this setting will not change.
    If you keep Google cookies and that the last thing the OP wants, to be tracked all over the web.
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