But why waste so much space for a larger preview with nothing on the majority of the screen? Why not do it like Bing, which shows you the preview on mouse over, with even some minor options?
I thought that when i saw the image too, but I just tried it out: http://www.google.co...28%3B1646%3B828
Its actually pretty awesome! you get to see the large previews without changing page, if once you see it larger its not what you want. just scroll down and click another image and you get to see it bigger too
its a huge improvement IMO
its making better use of the space and you don't need to go back/forward all the time