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7/15/17
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nightsmusic

How To Disable "People Also Searched For"

I use Google as my search engine but the 'new' option that's been built in is annoying and frustrating and I can't find a way to disable it. I don't care what other people searched for, but every time I click a link in the search results, I end up with a dropdown box giving me other suggestions. I neither need to see nor want this showing up. How do I disable it?
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7/15/17
Original Poster
nightsmusic
No adware, no malware, no adware extensions, same ones I've been using for years. It's built into the latest Chrome build and it sucks.
7/15/17
Original Poster
nightsmusic
Also, please don't make the assumption that everyone who uses a computer has no idea what they're doing. I've been using a computer since the early 80's and know exactly how to protect it. 
xxxdepy
7/15/17
xxxdepy
Hi and thanks for posting. 

Sounds like the question is about Google Web Search and you've posted in the Google Chrome (the browser's) help forum. 

I will move the post to the Google Web Search and Assistant Help Forum for further discussion. 

Thank you. 
Steven Leys
7/16/17
Steven Leys
Hi Nightmusic

I'm an early '80 homecomputer veteran myself ... those where the days, right? ... that being said: the feature recently became dynamic. that's all. 

Illustrations for those who don't know what Nightmusic exactly means: 



a) click a query "expander" or "people also ask" item from the list: 

b) the colored ball below announces more "people also ask" queries will show up. 

c)  if you click another one, it will happen again, and so on. 


ADDITIONAL INFO 


The people also ask feature, also known as query expanders,  “expand” your query by showing related questions.  The list became indeed dynamic.



The idea behind it? A personal educated guess: when you’re not sure how to formulate your question precisely, the feature can be really helpfull. … and when you show interest in them, you get more of them. Great, no?


If you are confident that your query is accurate, skip the them and head over to the results - because there’s no option for disabling the list from growing every time you click one.



Best
Steven


7/16/17
Original Poster
nightsmusic
Steven, thank you for the answer. I thought it might be dynamic, but wasn't sure. I'd really hope in future builds that they would give the ability to disable this. It's messy and cumbersome when I'm researching something. :(

Yes, I started at work in the very early 80's with a simple binary computer. Then moved to a home computer as well. I have to admit, I think things were a lot easier in many respects then...
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