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02/09/10 New google image search? No Thanks...

I can't be the only person who hates the new google image search.

Firstly, the new image results. OK, they look quite nice, but soon you realise that they've hidden the useful information like the image size and type. That's annoying, but I do quite like the way it loads the images as you scroll down the page.

But the big one for me is the annoying 'lightbox' when you choose an image to visit. Lightboxes are fine when you click on an image for a better look, but why do I need to see one when visiting the page? I've already seen the image out of context in the search results - I don't need to see it again. Why should I need to click the page again? Very irritating.

I'm sure somebody will create a Chromium extension to automatically use the old 'basic' search (which you can choose once you've done your search - but it doesn't seem to remember your choice), but in the meantime, a more brutal approach is to simply disable javascript for google.com (or google.co.uk in my case). It then defaults to the old frames based result view. Who would have thought that would have been preferable?

posted by Gruntfuggly # 21:01 Comments...


Somebody # 18/03/19 23:42

 

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