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Can I turn off country specific browsing so i can browse sited in other countries without it switching back to the uk??


google.com always goes to google.co.uk as do other us sites like vistaprint.com. where do i change this setting?

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finitarry 157 solutions 2177 answers

With Google, you can use www.google.<country code> for whatever country you want. For instance, if I wanted Australian Google, I would use www.google.com.au. If I wanted Canada, it would be www.google.ca.

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The problem is when I enter google.com or google.ca the browser overrides my choice and goes to google.co.uk. I can't get to sites that are not co.uk

finitarry 157 solutions 2177 answers

That sounds pretty weird. In the address bar, if I type in www.google.co.uk, I get the UK Google page. If I type www.google.ch, I get the Swiss Google page, and so on. Are you allowing or blocking cookies from Google? I am blocking them. What happens if you use a search plugin for whatever country you want? You can get those from mycroft.mozdev.org.

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Try to clear the Google cookies.

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"