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The Hidden Google Feature That Star Trek Fans Need To Know
By JAM KOTENKO
Google often hides Easter eggs for its avid users, with one such hidden gem coming from one of the most iconic science fiction franchises in pop culture history: “Star Trek.” In the past, Google has honored the seminal TV show with a Google Doodle celebrating the anniversary of the show’s first broadcast and has reportedly named a project after one of the original series actresses, Majel Barrett.
Further proving its love for the franchise, Google has added a seemingly hidden Google Search setting that any “Star Trek” fan will appreciate. Diving deep into the search engine’s Language tab and expanding the list of dialects reveals that the language of the fictional alien race, Klingon, is listed as an available option that can be assigned across all compatible Google products.
When switching to this option, users will be greeted by a few homepage links written in Klingon, mainly “GoogleDaq ylnej” and “jlSuDrup,” instead of the usual “Google Search” and “I’m Feeling Lucky” buttons. However, that’s the extent of the translations as Google searches will mostly appear in English, and other apps like Gmail and Google Maps won’t feature the fictitious language at all.