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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Google Prototype Hides Underlines

Google is testing a prototype in which the underlines are gone from links on result pages. When hovering over a link, the underline will show, though.

To try this for yourself, copy & paste the following into the address bar when at, then do a web search:

With prototypes like these, Google may want to collect usage data – like (as a guess) to check how long people scan the results before clicking a particular link. Sometimes, prototypes are rolled out for all later on, and sometimes they won't see the light of day.

[Thanks PhilipB for spotting this!]


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