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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    That never used to happen............

    Showing my increasing age obviously....apologies. When i first started using google as my home page it hadnt used to.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Sorry I just didn’t understand why you put "google.co.uk. Not google.com". When you go on google.com in the UK it takes you right to google.co.uk.
    Not always. I have used Google.com in the UK and found that it thinks I am from another country - which gets a little annoying if you didn't originally notice, and then you realise that all your results are coming from Uzbekistan. So, I'm with the J-man on this one - typing those extra 2 characters can save some bother as well as meaning your homepage is fractionally faster to load (every second counts in the heady world of Edu-IT).

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Sorry I just didn’t understand why you put "google.co.uk. Not google.com". When you go on google.com in the UK it takes you right to google.co.uk.
    Only if you have a Google account, and your locale is set to UK, and you are logged in to Google in that browser.

    I rarely use IE for obvious reasons, and I don't sign in to Google in IE. Going to www.google.com goes not take me to www.google.co.uk.

    I use Firefox all the time for even more obvious reasons 8) and I usually stay signed in to Google. Going to www.google.com does not take me to www.google.co.uk but it does load my iGoogle page.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    YAY!!!!

    I'm not an utter moron after all. (debatable i know )

    I've also remembered that i only recently started telling firefox to remember my username and pass for my gmail and JZNet.org.uk e-mail accounts.

    That'll be why it does it now.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Sorry I just didn’t understand why you put "google.co.uk. Not google.com". When you go on google.com in the UK it takes you right to google.co.uk.
    Only if you have a Google account, and your locale is set to UK, and you are logged in to Google in that browser.

    I rarely use IE for obvious reasons, and I don't sign in to Google in IE. Going to www.google.com goes not take me to www.google.co.uk.

    I use Firefox all the time for even more obvious reasons 8) and I usually stay signed in to Google. Going to www.google.com does not take me to www.google.co.uk but it does load my iGoogle page.
    What about the firefox memory leaks, thats odd becuase were i am it takes you to .co.uk if your not signed in. Could be soemthing to do with ip?

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Firefox doesn't have memory leaks. It just uses memory "creatively"

    You probably still have the Google super-cookie.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Memory leaks is a small price to pay (and probably a patched fault by now!) for not having to use a crappy browser like IE. I only use IE for exchange.

    But yh it could be something to do with geolocation. Who knows? (aside from the google guys obviously)

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    I use firefox sometimes i am trying safari on windows, but i dont use it on mac. Oh by the way the memory leaks havnt been fixed yet.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    But yh it could be something to do with geolocation. Who knows? (aside from the google guys obviously)
    As far as I know, Google has a huge database of which ISPs come from which country - and which range of IP addresses they use. So, when it fails to detect which country you are from, it's probably because it doesn't recognise your ISP or because you are hiding behind some sneaky IP Mask.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    There were problems with using google.com with the BGfL network at one point. It took you to google in a completely different country.

    I'm not exactly sure how they got it fixed in the end.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    running firefox with google.uk at work & home
    with the edugeek toolbar of course!

    anyone else unable to stop themselves trying to scroll down the jpgs of peoples homepages, or am i being uber stoopid today?
    ;o)

    neb

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Currently it's our college intranet page... i might post a pic but then again being only the 2nd day back i probably wont.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pointless Question of the Week #9-homepage_875.jpg  

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    Staff get an Intranet-esque page of links to various sites of interest - email, DFES, "site of the week" and various key folders within the shared areas.

    Students get Google.co.uk

    I hate homepages, so don't have one. The handful of pages I want as standard open up as Firefox loads, the other main ones are all available on the bookmarks toolbar and I use the Google search on the FF toolbar.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

    blank here as well

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #9

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