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    Google Changed

    I feel like a bit of an idiot having just spent about 30 minutes trying to work out what I had done to my computer that was making Google bigger.

    Turns out its a Google thing to make the service easier

    Google Bumps Up Size Of Search Box

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    Glad it wasn't just me I changed routers tonight and have had a right battle with getting things sorted... I was so befuddled, I was wondering how on earth changing a router could affect Google!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC-UK View Post
    I feel like a bit of an idiot having just spent about 30 minutes trying to work out what I had done to my computer that was making Google bigger.

    Turns out its a Google thing to make the service easier

    Google Bumps Up Size Of Search Box
    Some of the comments at the bottom of the page are funny. TBH I hadn't noticed the change. Bit distracted at the moment with other stuff.

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    I noticed it too. Thought my page was magnified!

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    yeah i also noticed it! thought it was just my work machine having a fit! but then came home this evening to find the same on my laptop!

    James.

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    Yep... also guilty of thinking ruddy firefox had borked something... Also 45 minutes of twiddling trying to "fix it"...

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    I wonder how many "IT Professionals" from around the world have been scratching their heads at this one!

    Would love to see the guy at Google who pressed "GO". I bet just loves the amount of torment he is causing

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    Whats spookier is Google.com is bigger than Google.co.uk spookey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Whats spookier is Google.com is bigger than Google.co.uk spookey!
    Both look the same to me.

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    I didn't even notice, but then I haven't used Google at all for a few months.

    Just had a look at it now and honestly can't tell the difference.

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    Ahh, explains it. Looks huge on my laptop now, about half an inch high.

    *Goes to investigate a greasemonkey script to shrink it back down*

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    Ahh, I was just trying to tweek that about 20 min ago! I was looking at it through Firefox start page (Mozilla Firefox Start Page) and its ok maybe because its cached then i'd go to google it was bigger.

    I'm glad I found out here other wise I would have spent the next 10min trying Ctrl + MouseWheel Up/Down

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    I like it

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    On a similar note, has anyone noticed Google.co.uk searches getting worse recently? I've been finding that many of the results are somewhat left of centre, but if I run the same search from .com, I get "normal" results...

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    I just hate when I'm looking for uk sites and using uk search to still get non uk results.

    I also thought the text size in my browser had been fiddled with.

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