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Google Makes its Search (Bar) Even Bigger

We’re all well used to seeing updates to Google's wide array of products. Be it Gmail, Google Book Search, Maps or Google Earth, the company is constantly adding new features and tweaking things to make everything run smoother. However, a more rare occurrence is Google changing its homepage. Today, the company announced a change to the Google search bar that, while relatively small, will effect everyone.

Google's Marissa Mayers today took to the Google blog to explain a change that you should see anytime you visit Google from today onwards. The company has enlarged the input box as well as the text inside to highlight its focus on search.

Starting today, you'll notice on our homepage and on our search results pages, our search box is growing in size. Although this is a very simple idea and an even simpler change, we're excited about it — because it symbolizes our focus on search and because it makes our clean, minimalist homepage even easier and more fun to use.

The search box is also blowing up the size of the search suggestions in the drop down menu that appears as you type. Previously quite small, the suggestions will now be clearer and easier to read.

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Screen grab above for those of you who can't see the change just yet.

  • omnimodis78
    Has it already changed? I don't notice a difference.
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  • chinesemafia69
    lol first
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  • chinesemafia69
    i was wrong
    :D
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  • maniac5999
    I always love typing general words like "what" and "why" into the search bar just to see what stupid things people are googling.
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  • Platypus
    I wonder if they're going to update their patent to reflect a "bigger bar."
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  • JMcEntegart
    maniac5999I always love typing general words like "what" and "why" into the search bar just to see what stupid things people are googling.
    My favorite is "why do men have nipples?"
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  • randomizer
    maniac5999I always love typing general words like "what" and "why" into the search bar just to see what stupid things people are googling.You should look at http://live.letmegooglethatforyou.com/ then. There are some really, REALLY stupid things being Googled through that website. For example:

    "how to make jamaican beef patties"
    "why am I so fat and ugly?"
    "what is the speed of dark?"

    On topic, it looks exactly the same for me. Perhaps the Australian mirror has not yet been updated, but I would have thought that Google would have updated it globally all at once.
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  • Google Canada has not changed! Guess Google hates all Canadians.
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  • lvlouro
    PlatypusI wonder if they're going to update their patent to reflect a "bigger bar."+1
    exact same thought!!!
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  • JMcEntegart
    Google also hates the Irish. :(
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