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May 17, 2007

The Old Google Search Moves to AOL

While Google pushes a new platform for a more comprehensive search and changes its layout, some of the users want the old Google back. Well, I'm happy to announce you that I found the old Google. It was so mad that Marissa and Sergey threw it out the door. So it decided to move to the creative people from AOL (and I bet that Google approved this move).


  1. "and I bet that Google approved this move"

    you think? ;)

  2. I like the old interface better. This one sucks!

  3. I like the new interface, but if you don't, you can still get to the old one at all Google sites (ie.

  4. I didn't think the new interface sucks, in fact, it looks better then the old one. And the people at Google would not change the interface for a worse experience, after so much study.

    These reactions are just a typical rejection from new ideas or process on the computer world.

    I give 3 month to anybody completely forget the old interface.

  5. Wouldn't it be lovely if Classic Interface was just an option in our accounts? These accounts could be so useful if they were ours.

  6. Why google use tables instead of divs and uls in the search results page?

  7. "These reactions are just a typical rejection from new ideas or process on the computer world."

    Please speak for yourself. Your disagreement with criticism doesn't invalidate it or make it an artifact of psychology.

  8. With my Greasemonkey scripts loaded, I couldn't even tell you what the Orignal, Classic, or current UI's even look like (same goes for my iGoogle page - hell, any page I want to change)!

    And with Stylish, you can take out whole Ad sections from sites (not that I see many anyway).

    It's a new web people, if you don't like the way something looks (that you frequent), change it.

  9. I think the Google search has been on AOL for a while now. At least a few weeks. I wonder though if it is not just an older clone of the Google interface. If so, it may take on the new look at the next chance they get to do an update.

    I haven't decided if I like the old one or new one better. new things often take some getting used to even when they are obviously improved. Google has been pretty good about experimenting until they get it "right", but they don't give much feedback to tell you that that process is going on. Ideally, at some point there might be some options you could turn on or off to make it customizable to your preferences. Of course we don't want it so loaded with options it starts to get bloated like Windows now do we?

  10. Google has a major legacy problem: all your search preferences are saved in a cookie and not in your Google account. So if you turn off SafeSearch and select 100 results per page, the next time when your Google cookie is deleted you lose those preferences.

  11. To ionut:

    I'm not sure I understand you. I use Google without a cookie by setting my preferences with the cookie still in place, then hitting "Advanced," typing a space in the Advanced Search box and hitting "Enter", and bookmarking the resulting page for future use. Then I delete their cookie and block them from setting any cookies in the future with the per-site block in IE Control Panel. My preferences are saved in Google for that page forever, so why wouldn't your preferences be saved as well?

    Are you suggesting turning Safe Search on and off clears preferences stored in the cookie once it's deleted?


  12. Now that I think about it, maybe they don't store your preferences in that cookie at all...if they did, then why does my hack work?


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