Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Setting preferences in Google search ... I can't get the "Open search results in a new browser window." setting to stick. It seems to revert randomly to the unset state. Other settings stick fine. Any ideas?

  • 4 replies
  • 11 have this problem
  • 29 views
  • Last reply by FixMyPC

more options

Cookies settings: tracking not selected; Use custom setting for history selected; permanent browsing not selected; remember download not selected; remember search and form selected; accept cookies and accept 3rd party selected; keep until expired ...


Clearing history settings: History ... browsing, download, active and cache selected forms and search, cookies not selected

Data ... offline and site pref selected ; saved pwds not selected

Cookies settings: tracking not selected; Use custom setting for history selected; permanent browsing not selected; remember download not selected; remember search and form selected; accept cookies and accept 3rd party selected; keep until expired ... Clearing history settings: History ... browsing, download, active and cache selected forms and search, cookies not selected Data ... offline and site pref selected ; saved pwds not selected

Chosen solution

It's not an issue of whether the user saves or does not save the preferences, there are several factors that could be causing this. The KB link I posted above explains the issue & solution in detail.

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (4)

more options

How to fix preferences that won't save

This should help you out considerably. I also previously experienced this issue & other preferences not saving.

more options

I always save my preferences when I exit from the search setting page ... the problem is deeper than that.

more options

Chosen Solution

It's not an issue of whether the user saves or does not save the preferences, there are several factors that could be causing this. The KB link I posted above explains the issue & solution in detail.

more options

Thanks ... in my impatience, I had neglected to go out to the link. I fixed the problem. I appreciate YOUR patience with me!!!