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Dear Google: Thank You! (And How to Paragraph on Blogger)

Google ____________ Dear Google, In the past, I have complained mightily, especially when you changed the blogger platform from the really simple one to the current one. There is still much that I don’t like about the platform – in particular the lighter print and heavily-laden bells and whistles, which takes blogger forever to load, and being forced to change over to Chrome to take advantage of the positive changes. Putting all that aside, I will tell you, my readers, what I love about the new platform and how to create your own sweet-looking posts. Have you noticed that my recent posts are nicely paragraphed and spaced (almost unheard of on blogs)? That I can now use curly quotation marks instead of the straight up and down ones? That my spacing makes my text easier to read? All of this without writing one whit of code. How can that be? First, I write my post on MS Word, highlight it with my mouse, hit “Ctrl+c”, and move the text to my blogger post box (Ctrl+v)

Dear Google...

I would like to be able to turn off the so-called instant search feature. Please, I don't want your search engine telling me what it thinks I want and taking me where I don't want to be. Sometimes, I AM looking for variant spellings and even misspellings and uncommon terms, but this new feature (which I despise) is always messing me up and actually slowing down my searches. Also, it does NOT work smoothly, so... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, turn off the damn thing and allow me to do MY searches MY way. The above was sent off to Google via its "How can we improve Google?" Actually the category was "I have a suggestion or want to share positive feedback." Well, my suggestion does not offer positive feedback--I find the so-called instant search feature insulting and annoying. It's herky jerky and often freezes up, sometimes crashing my computer. Search pages often stop working, and I have to reload, so how is that an improvement? But most import

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