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Google Supersizes Their Search

Thursday afternoon I opened Safari on my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6, running Safari 4.0.3) and immediately notice a super-sized search box and buttons.
“Maybe my settings?” – I thought. Although I never adjust the zoom on my browser, it’s always on actual size, I considered this.
“Nope. The zoom is set to actual size.”
“Maybe it’s Safari… let me try Firefox.”
After firing up Firefox (no pun intended), I also discovered that the same was there. Unusually large search box and search buttons.
So I ask my wife to open up to Google on her laptop running Windows Vista on IE8. Still the same… LARGE SEARCH BOX AND FONT.
I thought it may have been a fluke, so kind of ignored it for the rest of the afternoon.

On Friday at work, I continued to notice that it was still super-sized. After a brief pause, I proceeded to type in the new and enormous Google Search box “google search size” and searched away. Within seconds, I was presented with a plethora of results of websites all talking about how Google has “S-U-P-E-R-sized” their search box and buttons, in thoughts of making it more “clearly.”

Excuse me, Google. This is an offense to all your loyalists and users. We are NOT blind, and we have a ZOOM button on most modern browsers today. If we wanted to display larger fonts, we know how to do so.
If granma and grandpa can’t view what they type on the search box, nor can they view the two buttons – how on earth are they supposed to view the results of their search? – which are, by the way, the original “regular” size.

I’ve found numerous of people complaining about this, and of course, I agree.

Change it back. Make it optional. Make it part of iGoogle’s Homepage or something.

Google is my default homepage, and I’m sure it is so for other millions of computer users. I will NOT accept this change and demand that it be either given as an option or removed all together. If Google decides to keep this new “look”, I will change my homepage as a means of showing my dislike.

Does one person count? No. Two people? Nope. Three? Nah, I doubt it. But rest assured, there are A LOT of complaints roaming on the Internet regarding this atrocity.

Google's new S-U-P-E-R-sized search box and buttons
Google's new S-U-P-E-R-sized search box and buttons


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