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New Google layout being tested?

Frog29 [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
4 years ago3,970 views

I don't know if this is known or not, but without registering for anything I just got a new google layout


dl.dropbox.com/u/19212/screens ...



This looks like the layout they were testing earlier, but slightly different.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

This is a little better then the other one with the giant blue buttons, but I still think it could be more Googly.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Indeed, looks much better. Can you chare the cookie PREFID?

Martin Pelant [PersonRank 1]

4 years ago #

mi PREFis
ID=496cfd992ab9f273:U=a77c3a4da3815c1d:
LD=en:CR=2:TM=1260896352:LM=1267013388:
DV=8atQZBunt08B:GM=1:IG=1:S=1ebLUyXkRkBnJMYi

[added breaks ~ hebbet]

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Go to Google.com (Press Go to Google.com if you are brought to a localized version of Google, this won't work for localized versions evem if you change the code to .google.ie or whatever instead of .google.com)

Put
javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=496cfd992ab9f273:
U=a77c3a4da3815c1d:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1260896352:
LM=1267013388:DV=8atQZBunt08B:GM=1:IG=1
:S=1ebLUyXkRkBnJMYi;path=/;domain=.google.com")

into your addressbar (NOT the Google Search Box) and press return.

Searches on Google.com should now use the new layout.

(Sorry about the layout breaking, could and admin put in one of those scrollable code-boxes?)

[added breaks ~ hebbet]

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

4 years ago #

I noticed when running that javascript that the layout I received also has a spot that shows my location which I presume is used to customize my results locally much like when using Google Mobile.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Thanks!

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

I like it.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Compared with the first experiment the search butto nis blue, much better and the options in the search panel are gray now. That´s it so far I see.

I also noticed a ´Nearby´ option currently also in the normal search panel. Don´t know when this was added.

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]James Xuan
I can't make it work here – logged in google.com, from France, in Chrome dev, English language, Mac OSX, all Google experiment disabled.

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Erratum: it works, but only when logged out.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

It looks nice, but was quite jarring because they have made several tweaks (positions, fonts, visible options) to things I had gotten used to. Overall it is cleaner though.

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