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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
8 years ago8,147 views

<< Instant Previews provides a graphic overview of a search result and highlights the most relevant sections, making finding the right page as quick and easy as flipping through a magazine. To use it, click once on the magnifying glass next to the title of any search result and a visual overview of the page will appear on the right. From there, hover your cursor over any other result to see a preview. >>

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Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I am not seeing it here... Any idea if you can set a cookie or something to make it show up?

I know it is supposed to be rolling out over the next few days.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

showed work at this url:
google.com/webhp?esrch=instant ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

You cannot have previews for [site:] queries

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML I see previews when doing a site: query

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Google says that Flash content is not always shown, "Currently, some videos or Flash content in previews appear as a "puzzle piece" icon or a black square. We're working on rendering these rich content types accurately."

This is what it looks like,


websonic.nl/nieuws/wp-content/ ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Google promotes Instant Previews on Google SSL but it takes you back to the 'Classic Google'.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Thanks, it's back now

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Also

wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/go ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

They sometimes say "preview not available" but I wonder, why even show the magnifying glass in the first place for those results?

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp In cases where we don't have a screenshot available, we'll try to fetch one on the fly. My guess is that the "not available" messages you're seeing are from where we tried to create it on the fly but weren't able to actually do that for one reason or another.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

It. Cannot. Be. Turned. Off.

Dear. God.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

YouTube link doesn't work (video removed)
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Personman [PersonRank 8]

8 years ago #

I'm seeing this advertised on the home page:


techhouse.org/~jake/instant_pr ...



but when I go to the page, click "Try It Now", and search, I get:


techhouse.org/~jake/instant_pr ...

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