Preview the Next Google UI Before Anyone Else!

by Karthik on November 27, 2009 · 13 comments

NewGoogle

Google Search Engine is a constant changing one.. Recently after the successful internal testing of Caffeine, Google has decided to deploy it in the wild starting next year. But these are under the hood changes that most of us may not notice.

But over the past few months, Google has also been secretly testing a new UI and look for the Google Search engine, which has essentially not changed much since its inception. Do you want to be one among the secret testers, to have a sneak peak of the new design?

New Google

To get this Hack Attack to work for you, you need to be using the international version of Google i.e. http://google.com/ncr and not the localized version that you are redirected to usually.

Once you are at the Google Homepage, copy the following text and paste it in the address bar as it is’

Once you are done, press enter and reload the Google Homepage. You Should now be looking at an all new design for the homepage. Perform a search and you’ll see a new search results page with an always visible Sidebar.

Search Results

So Do you like the new look? I do quite like it, at least the sidebar is useful to perform searches more rapidly. But I’m not quite sure if it will be well received by all the people because it is quite a departure from the Google we are all used. However they could tone down the Blue a bit because at times I feel am at the MSN of yesteryears rather than Google.

Or you never know Google may never release it in the wild’

However if you aren’t a fan of the new design, you can remove the corresponding cookie from your browser. Here’s how its done in Chrome :)

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Leave your comments, as to what you feel about the new Design?

Via Google Blogoscoped | Google Caffeine Update | Image Credit : ientu

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Narendra November 28, 2009 at 2:52 am

nice :) ..but its not available for me :(

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Karthik Kastury November 28, 2009 at 5:14 am

You Need to sign out and apply the cookies before you refresh the page.. :)

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Prabhav Kumar November 28, 2009 at 6:42 am

i din do any sign out..i jus refreshed n it worked….:) i like the new design…everything is got under one roof….the best part is these can be customized…i give a thumbs up to the new design…

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Karthik Kastury November 28, 2009 at 6:45 am

Cool :) You don't mind the excessive blue?

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Rockstarsid November 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I do. The colors are way too bright but after a while you will be addicted to the design. I don't like the new Google UI and it's sidebar navigation links :(

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Karthik Kastury November 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I'm sure Google will be listening to the feedback on this.. I'm not sure if the current Google needs a redesign, but then a change is always welcome considering how less Google has changed in the past decade.

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Hummy November 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm

This doesn't seem to work for me anymore!

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mariojuana November 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

yes.. your so right about the bright blue and the msn like feel! everything's going transparent and aero today… google's taking a step back!

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Arjun Bajaj April 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

its not working for me………..what should i do…………….

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Abhisek May 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

I completely welcome the change considering how less Google has changed since its started wayback.The new one is better and specially the sidebar is the most helpful addition to the all new look.

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webcam girls November 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

it isn't working now, what's wrong?

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Johnno February 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

i freaking love google!

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