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Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer • Feb 6, 2012

Google tests another new Navigation Design

Google is running yet another design test on their homepage currently. As of right now, at least two designs are life for all users. First the single button menu interface with a gray header area, and then the black bar. Now Google has come up with a new design that combines the black bar with the menu structure of the single menu bar.

Here is an image of how the new navigation menu looks like:
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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 6, 2012
Interesting! Google changes the front page layout so frequently that it's no impossible to note any change 😀
Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer • Feb 6, 2012
Do you like the new layout? Wanna try it?
Ok, here's how to go about it:

  • Open google.com in your web browser of choice.
  • In Google Chrome, press Ctrl-Shift-J
  • In Mozilla Firefox press Ctrl-Shift-K
  • In Internet Explorer press F12 and select console
  • Paste the following code into the form
document.cookie="PREF=ID=381502750b6e9119:U=aaee74aefea7315a:FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1328391998:LM=1328392000:S=yPtlCgLbEnezu5b4; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();

  • Press enter and close the console again.
  • Local users need to replace the domain in the information (google.com) with the country code domain, e.g. (google.de)
The page should refresh automatically, and you should see the new layout on the Google page. Please note that it will only be active for as long as the cookie remains on your system.
Users who want to return to the old Google Homepage layout can repeat the steps, by loading the following code in the console.
document.cookie="PREF=; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer • Feb 6, 2012
What's your take on this? Do you like the new navigation menu bar?
Which is your favorite Google navigation menu bar so far?

I like the new design, pretty accessible.
I feel Google should give an option to the user to select the services / features that are displayed on the homepage.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Feb 8, 2012
letest one seems interesting....
somehow, I don't like side bar version of google home page.
Here is one more test on how google suggestion work.

Go to https://209.85.148.103/ : Google US server address
and in new tab open https://www.google.co.in/ : google india

type "why " and see the difference in suggestion.
Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer • Feb 8, 2012
ianoop
Go to https://209.85.148.103/ : Google US server address
and in new tab open https://www.google.co.in/ : google india

type "why " and see the difference in suggestion.
That's interesting!
Type 'when ' and check. 😁
Really, people asking Google 'when will I die' ? 😁
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Feb 8, 2012
Most of netizens using google search engine only.
So, this suggestions let you know that what people mostly intersted in, from a specific region/country.

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