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PRODUCTIVITY TIP: SET GOOGLE SEARCH TO PAST YEAR

Recently, I realised that when searching for coding related questions, many of the top results are often outdated.

Google has the option to apply a date range filter to show results within a time frame. I was adopting this solution so many times that I’ve decided to make it default on my browser (chrome):

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Open the Chrome Settings
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Find the Search section and select Manage search engines…
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At the bottom you have 3 fields to add a new search engine (scroll to the bottom)

Add the following on each field:

  1. Add a new search engine:  Google Last Year
  2. Keyword: search.google.com
  3. URL with %s in place of query: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=%s

The y is for year, but you can change it for month (m), week(w) or day(d)

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Add a new search engine and make it default

Happy Coding

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5 Comments

  1. This is the best tip for a long time. I’ve thought of trying to do it all sorts of crazy ways but this is THE way (and it was in front of me all the time). Thank you very much for the extra useable lifespan you’ve given me.

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