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Google Hidden Features

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by ovi, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Google has many more features hidden away in its labs.

    To find these, goto google.com (or .ca, I don't care), click "More", and click "Labs". If you are lazy just click here.

    Google Labs
    In the Labs, you will find a number of things. You might want to check out the Deskbar or Desktop Search for ease of searching (in the box at the right). Also, you should download Google Compute because you're a caring person (and web coding isn't exactly a high-demand CPU drain).

    Now, in the left you will see a long list. The two most notable of these are Google Suggest and Google Sets. The first is available as a Firefox extension if you look around, a worthwhile endeavour. These are incredibly useful in your search for help. Here's two examples; one for Suggest and the other for Sets.

    Google Suggest Example
    Suppose you needed to search for a Javascript element by its id, but only knew a bit about Javascript functions. You know that two functions exist, getElementByName, and getElementsByClassName. You see a pattern there...
    Go to Google Suggest and type in getElement. The first result is getElementById. Seems like a likely candidate, no? Click on it, press enter, and use the results to figure out syntax.

    Google Sets Example
    Now suppose you want to know all the properties of the window object. You know document, location, and status. Type those in preceded by the "window." prefix, and see what you get. Not much in this example, but even so, this is a very powerful tool.

    Once you get used to doing these, it's much faster than conventional Googling.
  2. WhatiFind

    WhatiFind Guest

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