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Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

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Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

I do - see picture
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

I'm not keen on it either.
What I absolutely loathe is the new google maps. It's a pain in the grass to use, print routes, understand etc. The old route print page use to show you little sub maps of each part of the journey. The new one does not.
Google have become so big now that they have joined the elite who think they don't need to listen to users and they can just force stuff on them instead. If they continue like this I will abandon google completely.
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

you can tell it to switch back to classic mode....
the new style results on the shopping stuff has made it 100 times harder to find the best price, and I'm sure they changed the way the filters work .....
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

Google are going from bad to worse Sad
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

yeah everything seems to be going back 10 years in terms of usability, I noticed that the latest droid update has made my kids tablet more like an ic**p as well, gone are the admin features ability to lock out or time limit certain things (although apple are apparently planning to bring this feature back in a further update that may be delivered by the end of the Easter holidays) and the simplistic task killer app has taken a hike now its almost impossible to turn off an app without forcing the whole tablet to restart........
its almost as if there planning to get better integration with all things crapple by dumbing down enough that they match ......
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

Quote from: nanotm
you can tell it to switch back to classic mode....

For that particular visit yes. It isn't permanent.
I have had to bookmark the classic maps page in order to use the older better version.
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

It is but you need to enable cookies I believe
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

It doesn't bother me.  Grin
I use https://duckduckgo.com/ which has a non-tracking minimalistic interface.

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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

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It is but you need to enable cookies I believe

No it isn't. I have cookies enabled and every time I go back to maps.google.co.uk I get the new version  Tongue
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

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you can tell it to switch back to classic mode....

How can I switch to classic mode?
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3045828?hl=en
It also tells you how to make it permanent
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

And there was me thinking I zoomed in!  Grin
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

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It is but you need to enable cookies I believe

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https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3045828?hl=en
It also tells you how to make it permanent

Ok I visited that link and found this:

So it DOES go back to the new maps the next time you visit.
Oh hang on.. I miseed something:

So I go to the question mark:

I click "Return to classic maps" as told to do..

Shock and horror, there is no YES option to click:

So I click the "Return to old Google Maps" link :
Oh hang on... there it is.. :

I was just about to argue that google had removed the permanent facility but having gone through it step by step and screenshotting the entire lot, I find that they have made it possible but their instructions are shot and jumbled up  Roll eyes Clearly google are trying to discourage people from switching back.
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

That said
Google was nerver discouraged to break the law when they hacked all innocent peoples Wifi et al account(s) on their drive by hack to produce their street view map(s)
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Re: Who hates the new Google search results with great big blue bold fonts

Did they hack them? The only thing I remember hearing was that they had been recording WIFI access point names, locations and encryption types.
This then (despite their promise to delete it the year before) got used as part of their maps app so that you can find your approximate location by the local wifi traffic instead of GPS.
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