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    Clock icon, Google search results

    Since I've been using Firefox 35, I have noticed a clock icon in Google search results. What does the icon mean? Thank you

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    I don't see a clock but do see a gear symbol for Options.

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    Do you mean the icon that looks like a clock with white hands showing 10 minutes past 10 on a green background?

    clock.png
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    If so, this is Avast's 'Browser Security and Web Reputation' plugin showing the search results have been checked for malware.

    Hope this helps...

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    Rick - thanks again. Here's a screenshot of what I am trying to describe....
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    You can save the screen shot as a PNG file, then Insert Image using the 3rd past icon in the forum editor.
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    cheers, Paul

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    I think you'll find that it indicates you will go to another Google search rather than a specific page. At least it always does when I see that symbol.

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    Your Firefox search results dropdown looks different from mine but I see what you mean about the clock icon. As far as I can tell, the clock icon denotes 'Search History'... the icon is the same as the one in 'Settings':
    firefox.png

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    Thanks, Paul What is advantage to inserting as PNG image?

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    So I was wrong about what it meant (items with no 'clock' also go to another search page). I can't find anything on Mozilla about this. I certainly don't think it has anything to do with history - a) it shows a different time and b) I get it on text where I've never been. Oh well...

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    Found it... the clock in 'Search results' denotes the difference between 'Search results' as opposed to 'Search history results', i.e. the results of previous searches.

    To quote directly:
    When you perform a search, the list will display both search suggestions (if activated) from the default search engine, as well as matching terms from your search history (if enabled). The search history icon distinguishes your previous searches from search suggestions:
    firefox search history.png

    More info can be found here.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipendance View Post
    What is advantage to inserting as PNG image?
    You can see the image immediately without having to download and open a file - just like Rick's post #10.

    cheers, Paul

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    Rick, Thanks so much for your find!

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    Thank you, Paul.

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    Another solution to Google searches is a different search engine. I've been using Ixquick for quite a while, advanced, and it works perfectly with Web of Trust which I find to be a really useful addon - using Pale Moon as my primary browser, though I do have FF 28 still on my machine as well as Opera, IE and Chrome which I only use when using YouTube. :^)

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