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    Habitual Fi LineStepper JocktheMotie's Avatar
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    Have you not had the bar before? I've had it for a while, it just used to be blue. It actually goes well with my W7 theme, as my windows are translucent, and desktop background has a black background itself.



    Google does have a bad habit of just pushing out changes on their unsuspecting users, without any sort of an opt-in or explanation as to why it would be useful. We all remember the Buzz fiasco. I think they're trying to distance themselves from the Facebook Blue as they launch their new + service.



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    Why is the bar there to begin with? When I go to Google I have the same text links, but no bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    their new + service.
    I just don't get whats so great about it; whats the added value to me about having a button that send me to a 'shopping' version of google; if I want to buy pizza I already just type 'buy pizza, my location' into google; I don't have to click at the top of the page on 'shopping' and then do the same thing. It's just not well thought through at all.

    There are only two google products I enjoy as a consumer, one is the simple search the other is igoogle; however, igoogle has several problems such as a buggy gmail interface, unsurprisingly after a change that you could not opt out of during a sudden shock last year which introduced lots of new useless items to the left hand side which you then turn off. Although I can respect that google wants 'new markets' wouldn't it be wise to fix the worthwhile items that draws people back again and again instead of adding something that just buggers up the normal and extremely popular search interface?

    Thankfully I've now downloaded the black bar removal script for chrome (yes you need to modify your browser to turn it off!) and I can now perform more than one google image search without the instance of chrome freezing! And there was much rejoicing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleJim View Post
    Why has my google image searches started crashing chrome since they've rolled this out?
    That's weird. I use Chrome and mine hasn't crashed once. Even all the sorting options on the side bar, where you can filter out your images based on color and such. Kind of a neat feature I guess, but I can't imagine it EVER being useful.

    I do like their "Search by image" tool. Now I won't have to use Tineye anymore. That's probably the only thing of value I feel was gained.
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    Yeah, the main search page bar isn't very good. All the options are more or less redundant and take more clicks, just as you said. Oddly, the bar seems to change based on what service you're using. My google reader bar is far more useful because it gives me links for Documents, Calendar, Gmail, Photos: all discreet services. They should at least let you customize it, if not get rid of it entirely. It's also redundant if you use iGoogle where you'd presumably have all your services on your page as widgets. But Google are the kings of "it's really a beta but let's release it half baked and without a coherent strategy anyways."




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Ugly.


    Seconded!


    When it comes to color scheme, Facebook is really hard to beat.

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    oh yeah, my chrome is also not crashing with the bar. it pretty much never crashes, actually.
    -end of thread-

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    All of those options were already there on the normal google page. They're just in a black bar now.
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    i don't care, anything google produces is gold on a stick and if google comes out with a religion i'm in.

    but seriously, i don't care enough to really do anything about it. i can still do everything i want. maybe it'll disappear in a week.

    I don't like the "Recommend this page" link right next to where I want to be clicking to go to a page.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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