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Google Homepage Test Now Instructs Searchers to Press Enter

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Friday, October 30, 2009
11 years ago2,711 views

Another experiment in the line of the fading homepage

<<Google has added an element to their latest homepage test that instructs people what to do after they've entered a keyword. The sentence "Press enter to search," now appears under the box where you type in your keywords – where the old submit buttons used to be.>>


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

If the "Enter" key of my keyboard is broken, then I can't google anymore. Good idea Google, good idea...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

streamlined. i like it. but what about touchscreens?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Touchscreens could be a problem indeed. The idea is like searchmash and I use enter a lot when searching.

[put at-character here]TOMHTML When you enter key is broken, you just have to fix it :-) or you could use alt+013 on your numpad / laptop (if available), shortcut for Enter.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

alt+013 = x↕↙↘
:)

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I Like the old screen much more.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Way back in Google's early days, if you searched by clicking on the button with the mouse, you would get a hint at the top of the results saying something like "Tip: you can press ENTER after your search term instead of clicking the button".

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Page2RSS noticed something else: "This space intentionally left blank."


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