Filtering your Google search results by default
My first post here on Medium will be a bit of a trial for me. Hopefully someone out there finds my “trial” useful at some point.
Working in DevOps, or equally so in any other tech role I guess, I’m always Googling errors, looking for example code snippets or hunting down documentation for specific versions of tools I’m using and so on..
With a passion, I hate this so, so very much:
Granted, that search is terrible but the top post being from 2011 is rarely helpful. It bugged the hell out of me that I couldn’t set Googles search defaults to only show results from the past year.
Until I stumbled across a post by a most saintly fellow, one marty here at The Flex Guy:
I’ll repost it here because I always die a little inside when I find the answer to my question described only to find the link to my answer is 404!
I might circle back around and add the same for Firefox a bit later..
Go to Chrome Settings:
Go to Manage search engines and in that bottom section “Other search engines”, create a new entry…
…with the following in the three fields:
Add a new search engine: Google Year (this can be whatever you like)
URL with %s: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=%s
Then click Make default and you are off and running with newer search results:
Such a small thing but in the last 24 hours I’ve noticed a big improvement in my search results a half dozen times.