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Other Google Desktop Search Redesign.

Discussion in 'General' started by Corky42, 16 Jan 2020.

  1. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Title say it all really but what are peoples thoughts on their latest redesign, if you've not got it yet I'm talking about the addition of favicons and moving the URL above the title, apparently it's been on mobile for a while.
     
  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Feels upside down... Also feels cluttered... I'm sure I'll get used to it, but they're my initial thoughts anyway
     
  3. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Ah so it's not in my head, thought I changed a setting somehow, not keen but only because "why change"
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I thought they'd gone add crazy at first.
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Had to go and have a look, having done so, it does seem a bit of a mess.

    I'll carry on using DuckDuckGo.
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I can't tell if I'm not getting the redesign or I've been using something else for so long I've forgotten what Google used to look like.
     
  7. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    As with most redesigns nowadays: a bunch of whitespace added, useful information removed or muted (e.g. the 'advert' designator is now a teeny little "AD" that replaces the favicon). As always, Userscripts will fix as with the particularly atrocious Image search redesign (that causes the search result to jumble position if you have the temerity to actually click on any of them. Lightboxes can #&£$ right off as a design element).
     
  8. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Same... looks the same whether I open a new tab or open a new default session (as opposed to the three-tab 'home session' this is part of).

    Never mind - not searched for anything in a new tab...
    Just did a search & nothing looks new.

    Final edit:
    If someone can post a before/after to illustrate what they're seeing I may be able to tell if I'm missing a point at all...
     
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  9. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I have a screenshot of over 50% of my 1920x1080 screen:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Your wish is my command. :)

    Old design....
    [​IMG]

    New design...
    [​IMG]

    If anyone who uses greasemonkey or, is it tampermonkey, there's a script on greasefork that undo's the changes.
    I did the same for ages but found DDG to be a little lacking in some areas, maybe it was something strange with my setup but i often found results missing and not being able to limit searches by time was a real downer.

    I got better results with Startpage.
     
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  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I'll give that one a try.
     
  12. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    For me it's been like this for ages...
     
  13. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    On android? From what i read they've been trialing it on there for sometime.

    Did you freakout when you first got the change, i couldn't workout WTH was happening at first and then regretted moving from Google to DDG and back again.
     
  14. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    Cries in ultrawide :/
     
  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Hm. I guess I got used to it on Android. Been on Duckduckgo for a while now on the PC's.
     
  16. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Ohh... thought you mean Windows, from yer OP. I don't use my mobile for Internet.
     
  17. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    No, yea, i did mean windows in the OP, i was asking you if you'd been getting the new design on android but you've just said you'd not. Odd that you've had the new design for a while on a desktop/Windows, maybe you're special. :)
     
  18. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I saw it on Windows quite a while ago and then it reverted back until now. I guess they've been doing substantial trials in the run up to a full rollout.
     
  19. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    So what you're saying is I'm not special enough. :( ;)

    My mum's been lying to me all this time...
     
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  20. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Been like that for me for ages...
     

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