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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google’s "Search Options" Prototype

One of the prototype search results Google is currently testing shows a “Search options” link in the blue results bar. When you click it, a navigation bar expands to the left side, promising to limit results to pages created “anytime”, “past 24 hours”, “past week” and so on. There are also a couple of alternative result views to enable; “longer text”, “dates and places”, “images from the page”, and “publication date”. “Longer text” shows snippets beyond what Google normally displays in results. “Images from the page” includes little thumbnails, not unlike one of the views already available in the Google Experimental Labs.

If you want to enable this experiment for you as well (be aware I’m not sure whether there might be side-effects), go to and paste the following into the address bar, and hit return – then continue to browse Google as normal:


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