Google is a tool that programmers use, but it's hardly exclusive to programmers. There are a seemingly infinite number of verbs that can come after "As a [foo] programmer, how do I .." .. and we're simply not equipped to handle that. Consider the following:
Well, darn it, you let the person wondering how to use Google as a programmer ask their question, why can't I ask the same about Excel?
Sooner or later, you'll get someone asking about boating as a programmer. That, actually happened. Programmers could conceivably use anything to get our jobs done, heck we use rubber ducks. We have to draw a line, so we ask that the tool you're asking about be rather exclusively used by programmers. That is what is meant by tools that programmers use.
If you've got a question about an editor, a compiler, a debugger .. we're here to help provided that the problem relates to programming. Tips on how to narrow down Google searches (essentially, what you're asking) are of a far broader interest than a very programming specific community.