Google Preferences

Google Preferences allows you to set default search preferences like Language, Number of Results, Safe Search Filtering and whether or not your results are opened in a new window.

The greatest preference is the Language setting. It allows you to choose search results only for pages written in the languages you choose.  All this is profoundly useful. In the West we take for granted sometimes that documents we may have run across years ago will be freely accessible on the Internet, and naturally enough through a search engine like Google.

But imagine if you speak a relatively obscure language, possibly native to a part of the world far from where you’re living: you might have no access whatsoever to the documents in this language. Now Google serves as a convenient conduit allowing you to filter results with as much granularity as you require.