Krake, is your experience with StartPage similar?
...in a change today, country-specific services no longer require that users visit a regional version of Google.Country services used to be distinguished by the country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) such as google.fr for France or google.co.uk for England.
Instead, users can go into settings to select the correct country service. Meanwhile, that country selection will be listed at the bottom of every search results page.Today’s changes are specific to Google Search and Maps on the web and the Google iOS app, with other services like Google Earth, Gmail, and YouTube already functioning this way.
search term -unwanted
"search term" -unwanted
To "go into settings to select the [wanted] country service" means to go into the settings of the relevant Google website, not into the settings of your browser or whatever. To make the wanted setting permanent, you have to be logged in to Google, of course.
You only need different search plug-ins for the respective countries.Therefore you'll have to edit the search plug-in and add the edited search plug-ins to your browser, like Google-US, Google-DE or Google-FR.
You mean something like a language indicator in the url? ...
Edit: Please bear in mind that I have professional needs. I have a professional need, for example, to see Maps in Swedish, with place names in Swedish, like Ryssland instead of Russia or Venemaa, ...
You should get google.fr. You can replace the search term "lolo+bono" with one of your like.
Sorry, I don't use Google maps and can't be of help.However, a first search revealed that with some programming skills it would be possible.
The result: It shows the same results, you only get the ads in Finnish now. Conclusion: Language-specific searches have stopped working.
I don't get ads in the first place.
Ads in Google search engine are among the top ones. But of course in a browser with adblock I don't get ads, not even the sidebar the way you do.
By the way, I found a halfway workaround to the Google Maps problem.
Great but as mentioned before I have little use for GoogleMaps.
Using the above search string, I don't get ads (except sometimes one or max two at the top) even if I disable uBlock Origin (which blocks ads too).No adds on the sidebar as you falsely assume , whether with scripting enabled or disabled and without any ad blocker.