Getting limited number of images on a Google search

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    Hi,
    Recently, if I search for anything in google images, I only get about 15 images displayed.

    If I do an identical search on my pc, I get hundreds of results (images).

    I can't work out why.

    I've attached a photo of typical search results.

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    I tried a couple things, but can't duplicate it.

    If you have not already tried, restart the iPad. Hold down the power button until the red power off slider appears, and slide it off. After the iPad finishes shutting down, wait a few seconds and hold down the power button again, until the Apple logo appears.
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    I know why. Google released a new version of their images page, it runs some complicated code that the iPad doesn't run very well. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap "switch to basic version". See what that does.
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    Ah, that could be it. Though the new page is working just fine on my iPad. I actually went to the basic page and tried it to see if that was the problem, and then realized it did not look anything like the OP's screen shot.

    Until then, I hadn't even realized the image search page had changed.

    I wonder if model or iOS version might make a difference. There were some big updates to Safari's underpinning with the 4.3 update.
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    Hi Folks,
    I tried a reset but that didn't help. Then I tried scrolling down to the bootom of the pqge to find the button you mentioned. Then voila! All the images started appearing.
    I wonder if it's a software tweak where the browser only iniitially loads the first dozen or so images for speed? Then if you want more you have to scroll right down?
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    Oh, well that does happen. It didn't occure to me that that might be what was going on.
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    Glad it's working. Mine would only load like half of the page of pics but I could see the squares where they pics were but no pics. :(

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