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18 May 2007

Google's new layout. Anyone else find it a little... counter productive?
Makes sense to me, but I've long since switched to personalized "iGoogle" page as my homepage. I only see the "Classic" start page when using other people's computers.
posted by mullacc 18 May | 16:53
woo yay i can blow up your email inbox now ;]
posted by lonefrontranger 18 May | 16:54
woo yay i can blow up your email inbox now ;]
posted by lonefrontranger 18 May | 16:56
what. the. hell?

apparently i can also break mecha... :(
posted by lonefrontranger 18 May | 16:57
Heh, I never use google itself, just the firefox google search box so it doesn't bother me so much. And I've had a My Yahoo! customized homepage for, like, ever (jeez ... 10 years maybe? or close to it?? DAMN that's forever in Internet time) so I don't do the iGoogle thingie either. But CitrusFreak widescreens are good ... or do you not make invisible doodles with your mouse while browsing??
posted by WolfDaddy 18 May | 17:04
Until I saw that picture you posted, I could not for the life of me figure out what changed.

I saw this all over the internet: "ZOMG GOOGLE CHANGED THEIR HOMEPAGE!!!" I looked at it - ok, white screen, Google logo, search box... what am I missing?

Thank you for clearing that up.
posted by backseatpilot 18 May | 17:06
I agree- the more mouse moving something requires the more I dislike it.
posted by small_ruminant 18 May | 17:07
also: daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang

that's a widescreen. impressive.

i am also in awe of your toolbar. man i need to be more socially networked. or something.
posted by lonefrontranger 18 May | 17:12
yeah, my cursor is cursing the distance it must travel now.
posted by dabitch 18 May | 17:17
Stop browsing with the window maximized, man -- you've got oodles of desktop real estate -- take advantage of it!
posted by treepour 18 May | 17:24
Did they not change it in India yet?
posted by hadjiboy 18 May | 18:11
I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
posted by terrapin 18 May | 18:21
I just don't get the new iGoogle thing. Is it 'i' because it's me? I mean, I.
posted by youngergirl44 18 May | 19:04
Also not changed for
≡ Click to see image ≡
posted by Mitheral 18 May | 19:27
Haha lfr, that's nothing, you should see the contents of my "check daily" folder. 70ish bookmarks divided into three subfolders. I usually just click "open in tabs" and browse.

I have no life.

And yay! I'll use then! I spent a good fifteen minutes searching for a way to contact google to say "your new layout sucks!" but alas, I could not find anything.
posted by CitrusFreak12 18 May | 19:50
posted by Triode 18 May | 22:28
Uh, doesn't everybody know by now that Google rolls out stuff in dribs and drabs depending on your particular Google cluster?

Mine has the gray layout right now. Similar. And to tel the truth, I think you got a mistake. The menu thing is in the upper left for my search *results*, but it's in the middle for the search *page*. That could happen if you have a half-CSS update of some sort.
posted by stilicho 19 May | 06:58
stilicho, I think this is more than just the usual delayed cluster rollout. People are very specifically seeing that their local country's Google hasn't got the new layout yet, and I suspect each Google territory will be rolling this out on their own schedule.

And, for the record, at I now see the menu in the upper left like everyone else.
posted by chrismear 19 May | 07:10
I'm getting the same (upper left menu) layout, and don't like it at all - for exactly the same reason as the citrusy one; it was nice and convenient for me to have the other search options just above the search field... especially since I'm searching images about half the time.
posted by taz 19 May | 08:18
Nothing's new on google h4x0r, which is my language default setting.
posted by pieisexactlythree 19 May | 17:45
Mitheral said what I was going to say!
posted by SassHat 20 May | 08:05 still has the old layout, although I use Google personalised home page iGoogle, so almost never see the standard layout anyway.
posted by dg 20 May | 20:06
Let's play || If it's Friday, then Wendell must be having another identity crisis!