Posts Tagged ‘google instant previews’

Do Not Trust Google Instant Previews Security Wise

Monday, January 17th, 2011

This sounds like more of an update problem, rather than a security problem … but then again, you never can be too careful when visiting sites you haven’t visited before …

For a few months now Instant Previews has been part of the Google search engine. The feature is triggered with a click on one of the magnifying glasses displayed on search results pages and works from then on on that page just by hovering over a search result. The image displays a visual representation of the website linked in the search results which supposedly should give search engine users an option to compare results and pinpoint relevant content.


Google Instant Previews – Preview Not Available

Monday, November 15th, 2010

This helps to explain those “Preview Not Available” messages …

Google’s new addition to it search engine, Instant Previews, is getting lots of press since its introduction. Google claims the new feature adds 5% to the search engine users satisfaction, others do not like the feature at all and want to disable it (see How To Disable Google Instant Previews for that).


How to Disable Google Instant Previews

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

If you’re annoyed by Instant Previews, here’s now to get rid of them …

Google Instant Previews is the latest in a series of improvements that Google has added to their search engine. Instant Previews add a small spying glass next to each page title in the Google search results. Hovering over the spying glass does nothing, as Instant Previews needs to be activated once by clicking on any of the displayed spying glasses. Once clicked hovering over any search results listing will display a visual snapshot of that website.