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Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/...

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mouldy
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Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

Internet connection via 3G and WLAN is fine.

 

'Go to new web page' option also works if you enter web address direct.

 

BUT when searching via Google, Bing, BBC or any other search engine no search results come up and phone defaults back to original home page.

 

Any ideas please?

Professor
JudaZ
Posts: 507

Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

Is your WLAN and 3G on the same Operator/ISP?

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carman58
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Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

[ Edited ]

In browser search for Google Search, when the page loads, choose the Google home page, once open, touch the arrow in bottom right corner of screen and select options>settings>general>home page>set to current page, Google will then open whenever you open the Browser :smileywink:

 

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mouldy
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Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

No

 

WLAN is via Virgin Media

 

3G via Vodafone contract

 

Thanks.

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mouldy
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Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

Thank you, this is fine for setting Google as homepage when opening Internet browser, but unfortunately still same problem for defaulting back to home page with no 'search results.'

 

Thanks again.

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carman58
Posts: 6,622

Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

As an alternative, I really would use Opera Mobile (well I do actually !) and set it as default browser, it won't work with everything, but it will open email attachments, and for now it is a better and more customisable alternative to the native browser ! I don't even have 'Web' on my homescreen, it's hidden away in a 'Browsers' folder !

Good luck, hope you get what you want , eventually ::smileyhappy:

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mouldy
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Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

Just down loaded Opera and you're spot on, it works! Thanks again for help and solution. Cheers!

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carman58
Posts: 6,622

Re: Nokia N8-Cannot use any search engines Google/Bing

It's a pleasure . that's the reason the forum is here :smileywink: and if you have a little patience, there will be a new browser included in the major software update due before the end of the month that may make us all a lot happier with our phones !!! Just keep your eyes out for 'Anna' :smileyhappy:

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