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Google new look update!
May. 06, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Google new look update!
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May. 07, 2010, 02:46 AM
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RE: Google new look update!
That is NOT new. I posted here months ago about it. At that time only Fx users with certain IP's were getting that crap. Today, Google has made it for everyone and every browser.

There is a thread at dslreports about it and most are howling. They HATE it and want to know how to get rid of it. I too want a filter to get rid of it! Plus, as of today, Proxo is NOT filtering the sponsored links on the right except on Opera. But not on Fx or IE.

I stopped using Google much when they decided to include me and Fx involuntarily in their beta for this crap they have unleashed on everyone. I mostly use Scroogle now but in case I do want to use Google, I would enjoy a filter to put Google search page and results back to normal. I don't like the new search page either besides the awful results page.

Plus, Proxo filter for the drop down Suggestions is no longer working. I hate that more than anything else about Google.

The irony is that I rarely use Bing but I like how Microsoft has done it. It looks much nicer. Google's search is so ugly. But Bing has those horrible drop down suggestions crap also. Thank God for Scroogle with none of the crap. But Scroogle needs a Proxo toggle switch to turn on/off the diatribes about Google. I have read all of them. Some are very interesting (and the photo of Sergi in drag is hilarious). But some of the diatribes are very long, very in your face and I don't want to see that every search so a toggle switch would be really nice.
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May. 07, 2010, 03:00 AM
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RE: Google new look update!
I just checked the dslr thread and more howls. Sumware wrote a Proxo filter and posted it..but then withdrew it. Said it didn't work that well Someone suggested that everyone who hates the changes use G00gle.net but that site's registrar is GO CHINA DOMAINS.
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May. 07, 2010, 04:51 AM
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RE: Google new look update!
Without wishing to discourage Kye-U from creating a new filter which zaps the new sidebar, I'd like to lobby for (also?) tweaking the existing ones which don't, because I quite like the new layout!

Indeed, we have at least two filters which try to add some of that sidebar stuff (and are now partly redundant) :-

Google Search: Add Modifier Links 9.06.06 (multi) [sd] (d.s)
Google Search: Add Date Range Box 7.10.22 [sd] (d.s)

Unlike Mele, the Google Search: Remove Ad Blocks 9.04.29 [sd ku] (d.s) filter still works for me on Firefox (and Opera). BUT ... it also kills the new SafeSearch off ? toggle link (to the right of the Search button, in the image below).

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And there are slight, or fatal, issues with the Google Search: Alternate Display filters, for me. With either no additional Theme, or with the Light Blue Theme, the sidebar icons are mangled (and block the ability to click some of the first few results).

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With either the Dark Blue or Grey Themes, the icons are fine, but the Time-related section of the sidebar is miscolored.

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And for any ad-blocked or alternate display, the results no longer flow all the way across the page. Instead they stop where the adverts would be. I forget if it's the Remove Ad Blocks or Alternate Display filters which control that aspect.

Other Google filter stuff :-

They seem to have fixed on a new cache URL (webcache.googleusercontent), so I think the Google: Cached Header Mover 8.11.29 [th sd] (d.s) now needs to start something like this :-

Code:
$TYPE(htm)(webcache.googleusercontent|64.233.1[#60:91]|66.(102.[#0:15]|249.[#64:95])|72.14.[#192:255]|74.125|209.85.[#128:255]|216.239.[#32:63]).[^/]+/(search|custom)\?*q=cache(:|%3)

I don't think the Google Books/Groups: Remove Ad Blocks 9.01.17 [jd ku sd] (d.s) filter is needed any more?

I don't think the Google Images: Direct Links 7.11.14 [po] (d.s) filter works any more?

I'd love one more sub-filter for the main Alternate Display filter, which split the results into two columns. I've been using this User Script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/10299 but it would be great to have it baked into my Proxo set.

I think that's about it.

Kye-U to the rescue? Wink
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May. 07, 2010, 05:21 AM
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RE: Google new look update!
If you want to use the old interface, it's still available at http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=all


I rather like the new interface and the new logo Smile!
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May. 07, 2010, 08:16 AM
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RE: Google new look update!
(May. 07, 2010 04:51 AM)Dave Guest Wrote:  Unlike Mele, the Google Search: Remove Ad Blocks 9.04.29 [sd ku] (d.s) filter still works for me on Firefox (and Opera). BUT ... it also kills the new SafeSearch off ? toggle link (to the right of the Search button, in the image below).

Actually, I'm not sure it is that filter which is killing the SafeSearch off ? toggle link. If I bypass Proxo completely, that link appears. But if I only disable all my Google filters, it's still gone (even using sidki_oob). Is it caught by a non-Google-specific JS filter, perhaps?
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