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JakeM741
Update: In the comments reader Whosawhatsis has posted an easier way to accomplish the same thing without installing any extensions. Try that first.

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Download and install the Add N Edit Cookies extension. Restart Firefox.

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Run the extension by going to Tools > Cookie Editor.

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Type "google" into the box at the top and click "Filter/Refresh". Scroll through the list and look for a cookie called "PREF" (Disclaimer: I don't know what this cookie is really for, so modify it at your own risk!).

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If it exists, double-click on it and change the "Content" field to the following (remove the line break first):

ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:

LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu

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If it does not exist, you must create it. Click on Add. Enter PREF for the Name and the bold string above for Content. Set the Domain to .google.com and / for the Path. Set the expiration date to whatever you want--pick "Expire at end of session" if you only want to see the "new" Google until the next time you launch Firefox. Otherwise set a date far in the future.

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Click Save and then close out of the Cookie Editor. The next time you search Google you should see the new search results page. If you get sick of it, you can just delete to cookie and it'll go away.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/03/24/tr...-new-interface/

I gave it a try, and it works perfectly :D

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Brandon Live

Much easier to just go to www.google.com, then paste this into the address bar of any browser:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")

Then you'll see the "new" Google page for the rest of that session. Looks like a minimal improvement to me if anything.

Live.com has way better search UI. They just need to get the page rendering perf up. Did anyone notice that they updated Live Search this week to replace the goofy scrollbar and add custom Search Macros?

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Martyn

Much easier to just go to www.google.com, then paste this into the address bar of any browser:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")

Then you'll see the "new" Google page for the rest of that session. Looks like a minimal improvement to me if anything.

That does not work for me :/

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shockz

That does not work for me :/

Works here.

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Colin-uk

Much easier to just go to www.google.com, then paste this into the address bar of any browser:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")

Then you'll see the "new" Google page for the rest of that session. Looks like a minimal improvement to me if anything.

Live.com has way better search UI. They just need to get the page rendering perf up. Did anyone notice that they updated Live Search this week to replace the goofy scrollbar and add custom Search Macros?

didnt work for me, the first method did though :)

just makes the top bit, look a bit squashed imo...

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Spik3balloon

If you use a localised version of Google (eg. google.com.au, google.ca, google.co.uk, etc.) then you can change the

domain=.google.com

to your localised version.

(eg. domain=.google.com.au)

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Matt T

I prefer the old interface - the new one looks too blank. Thanks for sharing though.

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myNando

Much easier to just go to www.google.com, then paste this into the address bar of any browser:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")

Then you'll see the "new" Google page for the rest of that session. Looks like a minimal improvement to me if anything.

Live.com has way better search UI. They just need to get the page rendering perf up. Did anyone notice that they updated Live Search this week to replace the goofy scrollbar and add custom Search Macros?

It works in my Safari.

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former1

That does not work for me :/

If you're in the UK replace the .com in the alert to .co.uk

UK:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.co.uk")

NL:

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.nl")

etc.

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Prasanth

javascript:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.com")

Instead of google.com use your local page like google.co.uk and it works

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Matrix XII

I don't like it that much to be honest

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Fourjays

I don't like it much either.

Just checked the live.com search, and the scrollbar is better, but still far from perfect. Jumps around too much. Whats wrong with the normal scrollbar anyway?

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chopyaedoff

It looks nice :cool:

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Ambroos

Nice but the old one was just a little bit easier. They should replace that bar at the left to the right

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karmakillernz

Live.com has way better search UI. They just need to get the page rendering perf up. Did anyone notice that they updated Live Search this week to replace the goofy scrollbar and add custom Search Macros?

I didn't notice, but I'm glad you mentioned it! That's fixed the only real complaint I had with live.com; it's now my main search. :)

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Orange

Doesn't work unless i'm doing it wrong.

I go to google.co.uk then put in java script:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.co.uk")

:cry:

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tony-inpo

I use greasemonkey and google redux which works great so I'll leave it alone. Thanks anyway

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Neil

Doesn't work unless i'm doing it wrong.

I go to google.co.uk then put in java script:alert(document.cookie="PREF=ID=fb7740f107311e46:TM=1142683332:LM=1142683332:S=fNSw6ljXTzvL3dWu;path=/;domain=.google.co.uk")

:cry:

Join the crowd :cry:

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PT 13

Worked for me

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HoochieMamma

You have to change the .com.xx at the end of the java script line to your google redirected page. ie: I had to put .au at the end of the script for it to work for me.

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xorian

Works for me, after trying a few times.

Cool find

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Riz360

I've come across this before while searching, cant get it to work now for some reason.

I'm pretty neutral on this: the new interface how that little green meter which is cool, but narrows the frame in which search results are displayed. And the old interface is just fine.

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Andre

New interface? Please, all they did is add a column. :sleep:

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ehlo

If only they had integrated Google suggest into mainstream Google as well :)

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