Take a sneak peek at Google's new interface


dipdude

New Member
Disciple
A new search results interface is in the works at Google. Originally the domain of rumor sites, it's now possible for almost anyone to get a glimpse of the new look. The existence of a simple trick that enables the interface for nearly any browser makes it all possible.

The steps are as follows
First, navigate to google.com (or whatever Google search server you use, e.g., google.co.uk).
Second, paste this string into your address bar, and hit enter (and ignore whatever message it spits back at you):

Code:
[B]javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")[/B]
Note: the sting must be a continuous, single-line entry. Additionally, the portion "domain=.google.com" should be modified to whatever Google search server you are using (e.g., google.co.uk; we have verified that this works with the UK and US servers... it may work with others).

Third, search away. You should now see the interface.
_____________________________

The new interface falls somewhere between the GMail interface and the old Google search, with a strong emphasis on non-fixed width element placements. The new navigation also shows page-rank style rankings for search results among the various search portals like Froogle and Google Local. As far as we could tell, only the main Google Search results page changes after entering the hack.

Ars Technica did not provide a way to remove the interface, but if you place the following code (all one line) in your address bar and hit enter, the next visit to Google will return to the old interface:

Code:
javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=0TM=0:LM=0:S=0;path=/;domain=.google.com")
 

dipdude

New Member
Disciple
Goldie,

1. go to google.com

2. now paste the whole js code in the address bar and press enter - ignore the message.

3. now search for TE - you would see a different interface for results :)

for example :

 

bluediamond

Well-Known Member
Adept
dint work for me either.. but in the interface, the green bar on the left, i suppose shows the search results in those categories, right?> no other change is there na..
 

bottle

Caffeine Addict
Super Mod
works..actually a few days ago i was getting results in this format even without doing the java alert trick.
 

Aditya

New Member
Disciple
Such a stupid thing.

Its the same really.

With the Tabs on the Side instead of the Top.

Older was better, doesnt make the list contracted.
 

dipdude

New Member
Disciple
@bd - yes it shows page rankings on the side - thats the major change afaik.

@goldie - tabs on the side are page rankings of the keyword you search.

The new navigation also shows page-rank style rankings for search results among the various search portals like Froogle and Google
 

borngenius

New Member
Disciple
just tried changing it a little bit. i wrote google.co.in at the end instead of google.com.
javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.co.in")
it worked. but ya nothing special...
 

elendil

New Member
Disciple
yeah borngenius .. changing the domain works fine. very tacky for a google interface though.. they should continue keeping it simple. disabled it right away..
For google.co.in
Enable:
Code:
javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=0TM=0:LM=0:S=0;path=/;domain=.google.co.in")
Disable:
Code:
javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=0TM=0:LM=0:S=0;path=/;domain=.google.co.in")
 

Top