extension ExtPose

Verbatim Search

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Always use verbatim search with google

Image from store Verbatim Search
Description from store Makes the default google search always verbatim -- New in version 1.5: cleaned code fixed manifest format -- New in version 1.4: resolved bug with the new google maps updated google domains list less prone-to-conflict localStorage variable removed debug -- New in version 1.3: now uses webRequest api; improves speed ! new button to (de)activate when you want

Latest reviews

  • (2020-06-26) Thomas King: This is a great effort. It has limitations, but BRAVO vikbez for doing what Google should have put in the options.
  • (2020-01-20) Laurel Hulme: Love this extension; really saves me time for most searches. But I'm having issues turning it off. Right now, the extension button is white, which means Verbatim mode should be "off." However, google is only searching in Verbatim mode. Because of the nature of the tool--which forces the webpage into Verbatim--when it's "on," you can't get the page to show all results; it will just jump back to verbatim. So when the button isn't working as designed, rather is "always on," that's a huge problem. Am on Macbook and Chrome.
  • (2018-10-31) Alyson Lynch: I love this extension, but I HATE that I cannot turn it off temporarily at the top of a search. There is a dropdown and I can select "All results" instead of "Verbatim," but the page ALWAYS reloads with the Verbatim results (so there is the option, but it doesn't work). Since it is a pain to go into settings and turn it off, I end up switching to another browser to conduct a regular search and it is a huge pain.
  • (2018-05-13) Robin Karinen: Sometimes the button is buggy.. Verbatim search is enabled, but the button shows it as disabled. One has to click the button twice to disable it again..
  • (2017-11-29) Jeff Rife: Breaks the "Tools" on the Google results page, along with the "Images", "Shopping", etc., searches, which don't have Verbatim equivalents. It's easier just to copy the default Google search and add "&tbs=li:1" to the search URL right after the "%s".
  • (2017-05-08) Michael Pascual: It was ok but it seems to be broken since last month. If you click on google corrected suggestion (if you mistyped a search) it will jsut make google search loop until you get captchad by google
  • (2015-07-17) Jerome Ronne: Used to work fine, but for some reason it seems to be broken now.
  • (2015-02-24) Tom Kouhsari: This would get 5 stars if it didn't break other filters. For example, you can't use the time filters (past hour, past 24 hours, past week, etc) when using this extension.
  • (2015-01-28) Kevin paininyourass: awesome
  • (2013-09-17) Gregory Chri: thank you. I never understand why these Google fools have to dumb everything down and force us into extra clicks
  • (2013-08-24) Laga Mahesa: Unfortunately, this extension overrides all other redirects, including Google's own: you can't, for example, filter for time based results from last week. Fix that, somehow, and this will easily earn 5 stars.
  • (2012-11-26) Nicholas Lange: Seems to work wonderfully! No need to ever hunt for that far-away, hidden 'Verbatim' button again
  • (2012-03-26) Ada Cohen: It's just like using google back when google worked well!

Latest issues

  • (2019-06-28, v:1.5) Donald Snyder: Timed Off
    I sometimes click the icon to turn off verbatim, usually to get around the "Any time" restriction, but then forget to turn it back on... I think it'd be cool if you could click it and in 5 minutes it comes back on by itself.
  • (2017-12-28, v:1.5) Gully Moy: Verbatim Gets stuck on
    More often than not, when verbatim is disabled in the extension, my google results come up as verbatim searches. Changing the verbatim setting to "all results" on Google does nothing, but I can get it back to normal by enabling verbatim, then disabling it again in this extension, and then changing the setting in Google. But this is very annoying, any other ideas?
  • (2017-12-06, v:1.5) installation of external cd
    how do i install Verbatim external cd to my Acer Chromebook?
  • (2017-08-05, v:1.5) Josh C: Verbatim breaks natural language interpretation
    This is more of a Google issue than with the extension specifically, but there's no way to get summary results for interpreted queries i.e. unit conversions. To Reproduce: 1. Open a new tab w/ extension enabled 2. Type "100 km/h to mph" in omnibox & note results 3. Open a new incognito tab or otherwise disable extension 4. Perform same query & note that unit conversion is done I'm thinking the best way around this would be to have a character sequence that you type in the omnibox or search textbox that cues the extension NOT to add the Verbatim token to the URI params. Something simple like "!/" and a space at the beginning of the string would work. It needs to be short enough that's it's decisively easier than temporarily disabling the extension, but still unique enough that you can be sure of the user's intent.
  • (2017-04-11, v:1.5) Michael Hebert: breaking Google search in 57.0.2987.133
    Since I updated Chromium from v. 55 to v. 57 I've started getting looping behavior that results in Google thinking I'm a bot. It seems that disabling this extension made it stop. Please look into this!


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4.1 (26 votes)
Last update / version
2016-03-19 / 1.5
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