google logo.gifWhen you perform a search with Google and you see something you are interested in, you click on a link that takes you to a new page. Often you click on something on that page and are taken to another page. This can make it difficult to return to the first search page which lists your original search results. But there are two easy ways to do this:

1. You can use the down arrow next to the back button. This usually lists about 9 of the previous pages that you just visited so you can simply choose the original search page from the list. It will list the term that you entered followed by the word Google.

2. Even easier, you can set Google up so that when you click on any of the Google search results, the web page will open in a new window, leaving the original search page open so you can easily return to it. Just go to Then click on the Preferences link to the right side of the Google search bar. Look for the area that says Results Window. Put a checkmark in front of Open search results in a new browser window. Then scroll down to the bottom of the window and click on the Save Preferences button.

Using the second method makes it easy to get back to the original search results page, but it opens up a new window every time you click on a link in the search results. You may love this or you may hate it. If you try it and don't like it, just return to the Google Preferences page, uncheck the box that you previously checked and click on the Save Preferences button again.